I finally found time this morning to pass by Tour De Ville.
Set up by two friends of mine, Jos “Da Boss” van Veldhoven – undisputed bike king of the London streets – and Keith James – expert frame builder and pivotal figure of the scene – the shop is going to make bike enthusiasts drool. Filled to the rafters with vintage bikes, track and road frames, pristine old cycling shoes, rare parts and old school wool jerseys, it also serves as a repair/workshop. You can get served coffee and drinks whilst you flick through books and magazines celebrating bike culture. The minute Japanese collectors find out about this place, chartered buses from Harajuku will start to park upfront!
Well done guys.