Three bike manufacturers in London?
Of course, there used to be TJ Quick down in Catford, until they were taken over by numpties who ran it into the ground, Condor used to have a workshop in London (maybe they still do?), and a few other little places, sadly all gone, now. FW Evans used to do their own bikes too.
Croydon is within the M25, so I spose it’s considered within the economic area of London. And C Roberts used to be in Bromley too, no?Posted 9 years agoSurfrMember
Condor state on their website:
“We are proud to build frames in the UK”. Now they are based in WC1 but I appreciate that the frames may be built elsewhere. So where? The website goes on to explain that this is only a small number of their frames, but it’s all in Flash so I can’t cut and paste.Posted 9 years agoBigDummySubscriber
Pearson are in Sutton, which is Surrey not London I think.
There used to be dozens of makers. According to Mario Vaz there was a huge consolidation in the 70s with Holdsworth buying a lot of London makers out. A lot more (including Evans) outsourced to Bob Jackson.Posted 9 years agoscu98rkrMember
Does any one still argue against the m25 rule ?
I’ve lived in London for 3 years now and it seems perfectly reasonable.
I still have to tell people im originally from Birmingham when I’m from Lichfield staffs which is outside the toll road. So its not like it doesnt apply to other places.Posted 9 years ago
RudeBoy – Member
Companies within the M25 like to consider themselves as ‘London Based’.
You probably like to consider yourself good in bed, but it doesn’t necessarily make it so. 😉
I don’t know anyone who lives or works in Epsom who considers it to be a part of London.Posted 9 years ago
OK, I’m wrong. Mind, Epsom is less than 2 miles outside the boundary. See those ‘peninsular’ bits of Sutton and Kingston, well, if they were joined across, Epsom would be within the boundary.
Companies within the M25, EXCEPT THOSE BASED IN EPSOM, quite often like to consider themselves London-Based. Good for business.
And anyway, anyone who lives in Epsom has probably paid sh1tloads of money so they can say they live ‘outside London’… 😉Posted 9 years ago
RudeBoy – Member
OK, I’m wrong.
Told you so 😉
Not trying to split hairs, but I just find it odd that someone is telling me that because I live inside the M25 I live in London. I’ve never considered Epsom part of London nor do my colleagues or neighbours.
aP – Member
Its kind of like London except for the fact that we think that not calling it London makes our property prices higher.
How does that work then as London property prices tend to be higher than Epsom prices?Posted 9 years ago
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