Below is a selections of useful links that might be of interest:

Classic Rendezvous
Large site with lots of info on pre-1983 bikes and their parts

Classic Rendezvous Email list archives
Click on the option for Classic Rendezvous and search to see what's been discussed over the years, a fantastic resource

Classic Lightweights
Lots of great detailed information on British lightweight bikes and their parts mainly with a little from other countries - another fantastic resource and you'll find a lot of articles from me here too – on Baines, Bastide, Condor, Brooks B17, Evans, Jack Taylor, GB brakes, Rotrax and lots more. They are indexed at:

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National Cycle Museum, Llandrindrod Wells
Excellent resource with a large number of catalogues available for download at a small charge or free if a friend of the museium or a member of the Veteran-Cycle club. Large collection of lightweightweight bikes.

London fixed gear and singlespeed

Very large and lively forum centered mostly on fixed and singlespeed bikes – attracts a lot of users from all over the world I also sell on this site mostly cheaper and/or more modern parts and frames

Forums statrted off mostly as retro MTBs but now has a lively road section too - well worth dipping into

Bike Forums Classic and Vintage section
Large Forum with discussion mostly but not exclusively US based

Roadbike review Retro Classic Forum
Another US mainly classic bike forum

Raleigh Team Pro (Raleigh Ilkeston) bikes
Great forum, pics and loads of information

Raleigh Pro Yahoo group
For Raleigh Pros built at Worksop and later at Nottingham

First Flight Cycles Yahoo group
Retro MTB discussion

Holdsworth, F H Grubb and Claud Butler
Great superbly researched site on these British makes

Catalogue scans
Mostly of Italian and US makers

great database with pics of components - extremely useful

Derailleur gears
Large site with lots of in-depth information not available elsewhere

Jack Taylor, TA
By Joel Metz lots of information in detail on TA and Jack Taylor
and also from Joel Metz Caminargent, Magistroni, Jos, Lefol, Maxicar, Radios, Rene Herse, Alex Singer

Vast informative site on one of the most popular of the classics

Rene Herse and most of the other French Constructeur touring bikes
great resource

De Rosa
There are lots of Flickr groups for old bikes but this is one of my favourites

Gillott and a few other British bikes

Veteran-Cycle Club Marque Enthusiast for Gillott Superb collection of photos Flickr site

Early Colnago, decals etc
Greg Softley Flickr has lots of great images of his bikes plus results of some of his research into early Colnagos Also does a very wide range of excellent decals for mainly Italian machines

Veteran-Cycle Club
Has lots of different groups with diverse interests including more modern bikes

Decals and transfers
One of the largest and most reliable sellers of reproduction decals and transfers

Campagnolo time line, tee-shirts and reprinted catalogues
Chuck Schmidt's site offers much of interest to the classic bike enthusiast Excellent links page

Argos Cycles
One of the best painters in the UK and the one I choose to use excellent on difficult renovation tasks too. Gary has a real feeling for steel

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