Bespoke cycling by Tim Slack


Slack Cycling makes bikes that combine and balance traditional bespoke methods with as much modern technique as makes sense. From classic continuation bikes that will stand up to the rigours of L’Eroica to modern lightweight steel and carbon frames. Our custom cycling shoes are made the same way. 

We work from our workshop on the 2014 Tour de France route, in the Yorkshire Dales village of Reeth. A great location to have a fitting for a bespoke bike or a pair of cycling shoes before trying them out on the surrounding moorlands.Visit us to browse our large stock of modern and rare-vintage components. 

Can’t visit the workshop? We can work via phone and email to create a custom bike or shoes from one of our packages.


Modern bikes honouring racing tradition.


Our mantra of 'Original Modern' goes a long way to describing the bike you will get from Slack Cycling. We design all our bikes for fast day rides, keeping logos to a minimum and allowing elegant colour schemes to shine through without flashy bling. 


Classic cycling at an affordable price.


We offer rebuilt frames, fully restored at our workshop. Every frame is in Reynolds tubing and was made in the UK. After a careful check, frames are trued, shotblasted and primed. Any of our paint finishes and designs from our bespoke new frames can then be applied.
All our restored frames have key moving parts replaced, including a new bottom bracket and headset. This ensures you finish your first long rides and avoid any extra hidden costs typically associated with a used classic bike breaking down mid-ride.

Prices for a complete custom bike with restored frame and components start at £725.


New frames

made to measure.


At the heart of our framebuilding is a state of the art custom jig. Together with our computer programme it guarantees precision angles and there is no need for the crude final straightening so often associated with hand made frames. 

Start with a session on the workshop’s adjustable fit bike or send us the data from a cycle fit of your choice.

Our Frames

We typically use Reynolds 631 and 853 steel tubing or Reynolds 953 ultralight stainless steel tubing. We also have stocks of Reynold’s original 531 tubing and some elegant period fork bends. Columbus tubing of any type is available by special request.  

Lugs are hand cut and our fillet brazing has many fans.

Painting and Details

Our painting technique does not involve any heating of the frame. This gives final paint finishes a completely traditional look that is much more durable than the stove enamels of the past. 

We offer many really special colourways for your paint finish and a range of logos to add personality to your frame.

Prices for a bespoke tailor-made frame with components start at £1450.


Custom cycling shoes


Hand made at our workshop, our cycling shoes have a unique insole we have developed to make them firm when riding on the bike but flexible when off the bike for comfortable walking.

Customers can choose perforations, national flag stripes or initials in many colourways to customise them. 

Stock shoes start at £185. Custom-made shoes start at £235.


Call us


Yorkshire Dales Workshop

5 Reeth Dales Centre, Silver Street Reeth DL11 6SP

Phone: 01748 880250


Find Us


Work with us remotely


If you can’t visit the workshop we can work solely via email and phone to create a bike or shoes from one of our custom packages.