Welcome to Hilarystone.com

Hilarystone.com is devoted to older classic and vintage race, road, track, lo-pro, time trial and touring bikes, frames and parts to fit.

I also aim to keep in stock some basic parts for fixed gear and track riding – chainsets with bottom brackets to match, suitable pedals, bars etc

My main stock is lugged or fillet brazed steel frames, tig-welded ones and even aluminium and carbon-fibre frames too if I think they are interesting. And from most periods – as far back as the early 20th century though most of what I sell will be from the 1950s through to the 1980s.

Please note I am not in every day of the week; there will be times when I am away buying stock. I will endeavour to contact within 48 hours of your enquiry.

FOR HOW TO BUY PLEASE click on the Contact page (and read it!) which explains how our business is run, payment methods, shipping and importantly our conditions of sale. Please note items returned under the Distance Selling Regulations which are not faulty or damaged will be subjectto a 15% restocking fee.

All enquires are welcome to:

Please include the following information in your enquiry:
Your name...
Item details (full title of item, including number if stated)...
The address to which to post to...
Prefered payment method...

I will then send you an invoice with all the details you need in order to make a payment and complete the sale. Please note I CANNOT take credit or debit cards directly.

ONE FINAL POINT – once I have sent the invoice, the order is only valid for 24 hours unless it is paid or clear arrangements have been agreed. I have had several cases recently where somebody has ordered an item, and paid a week or so later expecting it to be still available.

Most pages list shipping charges on the top right-hand side…

If you're looking for something specific don't forget the search button at the top left hand of every page…

PLEASE NOTE that I can only value bicycles, frames or parts if photos are sent by email; there is a charge of £12. I can also research bikes and their makers – there is a minimum charge of £20 for this.

I am always keen to buy new stock – bicycles, frames or parts of the type on this website ie older classic racing and lightweight but NOT roadsters, shoppers or carrier bikes. Please contact me via email in the first instance.



27th May Four ready to ride bikes added today with a largely French theme – a stunning Meral Super Randonneur from about 1980, a Jo Routens Randonneur, 1950 CNC Special and a mid 1930s Granby Clubmans Taper tube bike.

4th June Updated English and Italian thread Bottom Bracket pages today with lots of classic Campagnolo BBs and some others. Also added some fresh Mavic threadless BBs to the Other BBs page. The chainsets pages have also received substantial updates.

5th June Updates today to the Other Gears pages – includes NOS Suntour Superbe, Simplex gearset, Simplex long-arm rear gear, Huret Jubilee, Mavic gears and lots more…

11th June Large numbers of fresh wheels added to both the Clincher and Sprint wheels pages. They include six pairs of 27s – two have large flange Campag hubs, a lovely pair of 700C wheels with Harden track hubs, a couple of pairs of Campag 8-spd cassette hubbed wheels and lots more. Srint wheels include Campag Record on Mavic SSC blue rims, Mavic hubs on Assos TT rims, Campag Record on Campag Record Crono…
And I've uploaded a reasonable number of fresh 26.4mm clamp diameter bars – mostly Cinelli.

12th June Updated the 6spd and 7/8spd Freewheels pages today with some lovely freewheels including both Campagnolo and Zeus 2000.
And the Shimano gear pages have all been given large updates – lots of new 600 Arabesque, 105 Golden Arrow, 600 Ultegra and others.

13th June The Clincher rim pages have been given a major update today – there are some very beautiful Wolber TX Profil, Araya CT19 700C rims, several sets of 27in rims including Dunlop Stainless plus many others. The Pedals page has received an equally large update with Campag track pedals, Shimano Dura-Ace and lots more…

25th June Sprint rim page has received major update with plenty of interesting rims – Scheerens 24H wood filled, Fiamme road and track, Mavic Pista, Nisi Countach, AVA, Ukai wood filled and lots more
The Tools page has also received a much needed update today – there will be a further update to this page in the next month.

27th June Updated 27.2mm and 27.0/26.8mm seatpost pages today. Lots of excellent posts including a rare internal expanding 27.2mm.

29th June The Italian, the Continental and the post-1970 British frame pages have all received updates today. There's some really nice frames– a 1976/77 Gios Super Record, Pinarello Team Replica Banesto, Eddy Merckx MX Leader, Eddy Merckx Tourer (Yes a real one), Chas Roberts Columbus Max, 1979/80 Bob Jackson 753, Argos 853, Mercian Superlight, NOS Paganini etc

30th June A new Classic frames page has been added today together with a number of really rather good classic frames. These include a lovely fancy lugged Dave Davey, c1958 Holdsworth Whirlwind, 1951 Johnny Berry, 1960s Holdsworth Mistral, Claud Butler Avant Coureur, 1945ish Holdsworth Cyclone and a 1951 Mercian.

11th July Serious updates have been made today to the Track frames, Classic Track frames and Classic Road Frames pages. These include a Saxon Claud Butler twin tube track, Ephgrave No1 Road, Mal Rees Chalfont, Stan Perry fancy lug track, 1938 F W Evans, 1939 Claud Butler Road-Path, large 1960s Holdsworth Mistral plus lots more…

12th July A major update to the chainset pageswith lots of gorgeous chainsets including a NOS C-Record, some really nice 80s–90s Chorus, a couple of Stronglight 99, Stronglight 105, Stronglight 80s & 100s. And an almost NOS 1980s Royce as well as a couple of rare spanish made sets, Suarini and Forginal. I've also taken the opportunity to create extra pages here and have split up the double chainsets page into ones for Campagnolo, Shimano, Stronglight and others… And I have now updated neo-modern (post 1970 British & American) road frames– it includes some rather nice frames a Boardman amateur era Cougar lo-pro, Thompson 531SL, Clive Stuart cyclocross, Fred James 753, 1970s Harry Quinn and a Mercian Olympic. 26.0mm clamp diameter bars will be the next updates.

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