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.
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 subject to a 15% restocking fee.
All enquires are welcome to:
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.
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
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.
24th July This week we've done a major update to Cinelli handlebars and handlebar stems and also to Shimano cassettes.
28th July 26.0mm clamp diameter handlebars (3TTT, Modolo etc) were given a large update yesterday with a very good selection of fresh handlebars. And today we have a new page specially for wheels for 1980s–90s Lo-Pro (Funny) bikes. There is a very good choice…
31st July Just updated Classic Corner stems and seatposts pages – there are some stunning track stems in particular – Cinelli, Major Taylor, Merkens etc amongst the stems.
1st August The wheels pages were updated today with good selection of fresh wheels.
7th August A good number of frames have been added to the Frames pages today including a gorgeous Major Nichols track, three Ephgrave No 1s, eautiful Mercian King of Mercia, Alan Cross and a really gorgeous c1953 Coplo French road frame.Wheels, brake callipers and hubs will follow in the next few days.