Just then you thought you had enough bicycles: starlingandhero upcycles go online

Starlingandhero restores bicycles. Simple. Practical. Beautiful.

“We hunt in markets, second hand stores and various dusty corners all over in search of classic steel bicycles, frames and vintage parts. We provide a commodity to be used and reused that might otherwise have been lost. Each restoration, referred to as an Upcycle, is unique and for this reason each individual is given a name. We offer two ranges, Cruisers and Racers, where the owner chooses the style, colours, accessories and name of the Upcycle. No two Starling & Hero upcycles are the same.”



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  1. alanikeiser says:

    I LOVE this vintage bicycle… do you have any for sale?

  2. Yes! Any for sale?

  3. Where can I buy a bike like this? Information pleeeease! I’m in Cape Town…

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