Steel Vintage Bikes source and sell the finest classic and vintage bicycles and parts from the 1930s to the 1990s. We stock a variety of vintage bikes and classic frames from brands like Bianchi, Colnago, Eddy Merckx, Gios, Cinelli, De Rosa,Tommasini and other legends of cycling. Steel Vintage Bikes are the only destination for bicycles fit for Eroica events & the finest collections.
We invite all you vintage riders to come and ride with the SVB crew in and around of Berlin. We meet EVERY SUNDAY at 9:00 AM at Steel Vintage Bikes Café where you can have an healthy breakfasts with our special pancakes before the bike ride.
After the ride, we shall refuel our bellies at SVB Cafè with a some beers & sandwiches! At SVB Cafè you can brunch any time, whether you go slow or fast by bike… so don’t worry! Join our social ride every Sunday!
Come visit our new exhibition of rare shiny gems in our Berlin Store. This week we exhibit a collection of four Italian bicycles boasting unusual coatings. Bring your sunglasses with you and enjoy the glossy glamour from the roaring 80s. A copper coated Colnago, a gold plated Pinarello, a Rossin with golden details and one more Colnago with gold plated parts, made to impress by Italian artisans, who competed to shine high and bright in the cycling Olympus.
Pinarello Prestige Oro Rare Road Bike 1979
The Pinarello Prestigewas the absolute top model in the Pinarello production. Manufactured with light Columbus tubes, the Pinarello Prestige is easily recognisable by its advanced early internal cable routing. It is even rarer in its gold plated version. A jewel to be admired, but also ridden in the sun to make it shine in its whole glory.
Rossin Record Oro Classic Road Bicycle 1980
The golden lugs and fork of this 1980s Rossin Record Oro are a stand out feature on the sturdy yet lightweight Columbus tubing. Boasting Campagnolo Super Record parts and a pantographed chainring, all working perfectly as well as a precisely pantographed Cinelli stem. This Rossin Record Oro is a rarity which cannot be missing in the collection of a detail lover.
Colnago Super Gold Plating Road Bike 1980s
This Colnago Super Profil dates back to the 1980s and is basically a more stable version of the Nuovo Mexico models. The Columbus SL crimped tubes gave this model its name. But it is not only the tubing which is special on this bike, it is also the the parts, many of which have received a gold plating. Red and gold as the Pompeian paintings, this bike will make history.
Colnago Mexico Ramato Classic Road Bike 1981
The Colnago Mexico is one of the most iconic bikes that left Ernesto's legendary factory. This frame from the 1981 comes with a unique copper plating. Usually copper was used as the foundation layer for chrome. But in this case the copper is naked and shines in its typical red. This bicycle features a top class group set, the Campagnolo Super Record. On top there are some sweet extras like the pantographs on the crank, stem and hubs. A jewel in rose gold for a very not ordinary ride.
Steel Vintage Bikes started as an online store in 2012 with a focus on refurbishing and bringing back to life the steel road bikes of the golden ages of cycling. Focusing primarily on steel framed bikes from the 1890s up to the 1990s, Steel Vintage Bikes works to restore and refurbish vintage frames to their former glory.
Soon SVB became the world leading destination for unique and hand-made bicycles, retro apparel and bike components.
The first concept store & café was opened in 2014.
After 2 years and a successful crowdfunding campaign our first showroom & coffee shop was opened! It was a step from starting as an online business to having a physical body, being offline. Our big goal was to create a showroom for world's best handmade bicycles combined with a café to chill out, drink a cup of good coffee, local beer and eat some healthy home-made food.
Today Steel Vintage Bikes Café is more than just a coffee shop – it offers excellent choices of international cuisine with the focus on breakfast, bowls, sandwiches and speciality coffee. A big part of our concept is the cycle store featuring vintage and modern handmade bicycles, apparel and even a high-end roadbike rental (in cooperation with PlanetX).
So what's next?
The right mix between the café and concept store works well and we are looking forward to be opening our second café in Berlin in 2019! So stay tuned and say hi to our great team...
Created by Giancarlo Bocci, L’Eroica is a manifestation of vintage bikes lovers since 1997 who admire values of a past cycling era.
Few rules are important to participate to the races, here is the main ones.
The bicycle should have:
The speed levers on the frame,
External brake on the handlebars
Foot pegs with straps
But Eroica is not only about the bikes ! It’s a lifestyle so it's good to have the right outfit, too! Here are some ideas how to dress for Eroica:
Shoes for Pedals with Cages & Straps
Our Steel Vintage Bikes Shoes have a specially designed rubber sole foot for classic cage pedals. They guarantee a good grip and not slipping out of the pedals. But they also great for walking! Classy but simple design, durable and comfortable these shoes were elected winner by the Cycle Classic Magazine test. They are handmade in Padua, Italy.
Leather Cycling Gloves
Cycling gloves are an essential part of any cyclists wardrobe! These gloves will provide you a good protection and some warmth on cooler days, but also maximum movement and comfort thanks to knuckle cut-outs and breathe holes. Those high quality and vintage style Holdsworth gloves are indispensable for every cyclists who likes classic style and efficiency.
Made by Holdsworth
100% top leather
Wearing a woolen jersey is an essential part of rifing l'Eroica. Not only it gurantees you the right look, but also gives you the inglorious feeling of cycling just like Fausto Coppi, Merckx and other icons of cycling. The pictured Santini Duelo jersey with its dark blue and bordeaux stripes remind us of the deep Tuscan nights and its aromatic Chianti red wines.
Made in Italy by Santana
50% Merino Wool & 50% Acrylic
Wool shorts have a classic look combined with comfort. Have a look of our selection of padded and non-padded shorts here.
The Right Socks
Every detail is important, so are the cycling socks! For more comfort, efficiency and security we recommend wearing socks made of Merino Wool. Remember: you might be cycling and walking all day long - the right socks can be a saver in the cold but also good when it's bloody hot.
These classic 1990s style cycling sunglasses were made by MARTI, an Italian company specialized in sports eyewear. Thanks to a special "wrap around" style, these sunglasses fit your face perfectly and protect eyes against wind and sun rays in all outdoor sporting activities with 100% UV protection.
We ship worldwide !
We efficiently ship worldwide with DHL, FedEx, FedEx Express and Deutsche Post. You can track your shipment online and every package is fully insured and safety wrapped. And if something does not fit just send it back to us !