Saturday, 29 November 2014

Oxford Bike Works

Steel Frame bicycle business

A small business owned by Richard Delacour, started out of a passion for riding quality bikes. Who builds quality tour bikes at a reasonable price. All bikes come with good components as standard and can be upgraded to each individual rider requirements.

I had the chance today to meet Richard to view the range of bikes at his workshop and a road test of two of his bikes.

The two bikes Richard so kindly let me road test

This is the bike that I first see on Tom's Bike Trip Blog that attracted me to view Oxford Bike Works. This bike is still in prototype as single touring bike for life, designed by Tom after 7 years of highly varied riding experience on 4 continents.

Middle Burn middle chainring fitted for longer life

Shimano LX hubs

Very useful Prop-stand and mudguard bolt fitting as part of the frame design

Head badge and Chris King headset 

Oxford Bike Works touring bike
Reynolds 525 has all the qualities needed for a good tourer

 Reynolds 525 tubing used for touring cycles.
Weight savings from butting provide competitively priced, light framesets.

Two frame build chooses, both steel with one being built in Taiwan and a British company with a historic reputation for making high quality, lightweight and strong tubes.

Powder coating by Professional Coatings Ltd Thatcham 

For enquirers of touring bikes made by Oxford Bike Works. 

Please view Referral form below for details. Then email your details including this link:- to  

If you would like to receive a copy of our information brochure to start your own bike business. Which provides further details, joining fee, including an overview of our business model then please contact the Managing Director Martin Wilkins Email: 

Happy cycling!

1 comment:

  1. Martin, interesting set of bikes and an idea I'm sure we would all like to follow. Be interested to see how successful he is as its a cutthroat market out there and you definitely need a big USP if it's to work, but hey fair play for giving it a go.
    Let me know if you buy/ build one