St John St Cycles, 91-93 St John Street, Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 5HX
Custom framebuilding seems to lead to the need to purchase difficult to obtain parts and sizes. This seems to be the most likely place to source a difficult part.

Atlantic Boulevard, Star Works, Church Street, Bury, Lancashire BL9 6BN.
Telephone: 0161 762 0456
Top class frame restorer and frame repairs. Happy to paint custom frames.

BikeCAD Bicycle design software, Computer aided design program, the industry standard.

Axminster. General metalworking and engineering tools and supplies. National network.

Machine Mart. General metalworking and engineering tools and supplies. National network.

Beesley’s Tools. Excellent source of Dremel and Proxxon rotary tools and bits.

Metal Mania. Suppliers of small quantities of steel and aluminum etc for jig building. Also sells through an Ebay shop

Miles Tool and Machinery centre. Replacement parts for that broken Dremel!

Cromwell. Major supplier of engineering/metalworking and welding equipment and consumables

Chronos. Source of reasonably priced engineering tools

Metallin. Supplier of extruded aluminium profiles cut to length and fittings for jig building.

Forward metals. Suppliers of small quantities of aluminium sheet for custom projects. free cutting service

Cycle Design USA. Manufacturers and suppliers of fine brazing fluxes and metals, available in the UK from Ceeway.

Superstar components. Supplier of budget bicycle parts and accessories, including a low priced Bottom Bracket Cutting and Facing set.

Webbline-UK. Supplier of wide range of bicycle tools, including framebuilding tools Pewter headbadges custom made by Geoff Moorhouse to your design. Extremely good value

RS components. Major suppliers of electrical and electronic equipment but also some engineering stuff and heavy duty metal extrusions for jig building.

RDG Tools.  Source of reasonable priced engineering tools, also has an Ebay shop

Toolstop. Online low price tool retailer. The only source I could find of Rigid tube benders in the UK

Metal Polishing Supplies. Unit 19 Fairway Business Centre, Airport Service Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5NU
Telephone: 0800 988 7020
One stop online supplier of metal polishing (incl stainless steel) equipment and consumables

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