Author Topic: Carradice of Nelson Limited  (Read 30546 times)

Re: Carradice of Nelson Limited
« Reply #50 on: October 10, 2013, 04:11:46 pm »
The list also included a visit to Ribble in Preston so I can see where my beloved blue winter / audax bike came from.
I can save you a visit. It's this industrial unit ...

Bugger, that's another illusion shattered  ::-)


Hewitt's however, is everything you could ever want from a bike shop. Extensive stock, Gethin Butler on the counter, Wednesdays excepted, signed Bradley Wiggins World Championship jersey in a frame, likewise a picture of Paul Hewitt meeting the proprietor at the Colnago factory. They build frames on the premises, Paul will be building wheels as he talks to you.

https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Leyland&hl=en&ll=53.700251,-2.685728&spn=0.000025,0.012424&sll=53.731146,-2.699375&sspn=0.042651,0.099392&oq=Leyland+&t=h&hnear=Leyland,+Lancashire,+United+Kingdom&z=16&layer=c&cbll=53.700179,-2.685795&panoid=K3etUzdNxMH1Tc2F-OKV1w&cbp=12,309.69,,0,4.55

Merlin are in another big shed on an industrial estate.

https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Merlin+Cycles+Ltd,+Ordnance+Road,+Buckshaw+Village&hl=en&ll=53.675307,-2.656417&spn=0.000051,0.024848&sll=53.700175,-2.685792&sspn=0.005386,0.012424&oq=Merlin+c&t=h&z=15&layer=c&cbll=53.675176,-2.656456&panoid=QL8eJczri4EPeBz1pNfSow&cbp=12,58.52,,1,-2.82

In reference to Kelbrook, mentioned upthread, there's a really good chip shop there.

https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Kelbrook&hl=en&ll=53.898611,-2.150928&spn=0.000013,0.006212&sll=53.67518,-2.65646&sspn=0.010779,0.024848&t=h&hnear=Kelbrook,+Lancashire,+United+Kingdom&z=17&layer=c&cbll=53.898708,-2.150892&panoid=RQAxwKPRMfPWTqalkWgGwg&cbp=12,127.17,,0,4.2

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Carradice of Nelson Limited
« Reply #51 on: October 10, 2013, 04:18:09 pm »
It was a pilgrimage I was after. I love my £150 Ribble frame and we have had many an adventure together. I wanted to visit the shop where it came from. Never mind, given time and thousands of pounds of therapy I will get over my disappointment.

Re: Carradice of Nelson Limited
« Reply #52 on: October 10, 2013, 04:59:01 pm »
The Old Ribble shop still exists. Umbertos, the chippy next door has a cheap lunchtime deal. Steve Gorton's is opposite if you should need some cheap electrical sockets and stuff.
https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&ll=53.763693,-2.72321&spn=0.000003,0.001553&t=h&z=19&layer=c&cbll=53.763693,-2.72321&panoid=Sv904UuzOp19H0DbbW79AA&cbp=12,352.52,,0,4.59

LEE

Re: Carradice of Nelson Limited
« Reply #53 on: October 10, 2013, 11:53:27 pm »
Let's face it, it's mostly from the Carradice "Crap Towns" collection.

Dibdib

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Re: Carradice of Nelson Limited
« Reply #54 on: February 14, 2014, 11:07:06 am »
A lovely green Pendle (a Keely, for those wot are interested) and SQR mount has just arrived at my office. Only ordered it the other day. Muchos happy.  :thumbsup:

BrianI

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Re: Carradice of Nelson Limited
« Reply #55 on: February 14, 2014, 12:15:48 pm »
My lovely Super C Saddlepack is a Kelly!  Signed with a purple love heart at the end!   :smug:

Re: Carradice of Nelson Limited
« Reply #56 on: March 08, 2014, 08:39:43 pm »
S'not fair miss.... he's gotta love heart......!
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Re: Carradice of Nelson Limited
« Reply #57 on: April 06, 2014, 08:55:27 am »
after 7 or 8 years of sterling service, a strap fell off my barley last week - the wet this winter and being stored in a damp garage for years probably did for it. 

I mailed Carradice to see if they could sell me a strap and the lovely Margaret offered to sneak it in under guarantee and fix it for me. I posted it on wednesday and it came back on Friday - incredible service!



Re: Carradice of Nelson Limited
« Reply #58 on: June 20, 2014, 02:56:27 pm »
Similar excellent service this week. I lost one pin from the saddlebag quick-release. Phoned them Wed evening and spare parts arrived free-of-charge this morning. All fitted and ready to roll.

Re: Carradice of Nelson Limited
« Reply #59 on: June 23, 2014, 09:21:21 am »
they were at the eroica this weekend- their stock was kept in boxes marked "made in china"

Re: Carradice of Nelson Limited
« Reply #60 on: June 23, 2014, 09:22:11 am »
they were at the eroica this weekend- their stock was kept in boxes marked "made in china"

Perhaps the boxes were made in China  ;D
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Re: Carradice of Nelson Limited
« Reply #61 on: June 23, 2014, 03:11:26 pm »
Well, I doubt they tan the leather, weave the cloth, make the buckles, etc. themselves, so they must buy in a lot of stuff. Perhaps they're re-using boxes that such things came in.
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Re: Carradice of Nelson Limited
« Reply #62 on: June 23, 2014, 10:13:04 pm »
Are the Cordura products outsourced, perhaps?  Or am I thinking of Brooks...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

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Re: Carradice of Nelson Limited
« Reply #63 on: June 23, 2014, 10:21:35 pm »
I'm pretty sure the Cordura and Carradry bags are made by them, but the various Bagmans (Bagmen? Bagpeople? Bagwows?) are not.
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Re: Carradice of Nelson Limited
« Reply #64 on: September 06, 2014, 02:21:31 pm »
Excellent service again from Carradice.. ordered on Thursday, arrived the nect dsy  :thumbsup:

Otto

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Re: Carradice of Nelson Limited
« Reply #65 on: September 27, 2014, 10:00:54 am »
I love ordering from carradice it's like talking to your nan on the phone (except they don't talk about the people living in the loft,) , I ordered a Duxback yesterday and it arrived this morning. Splendid service

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Carradice of Nelson Limited
« Reply #66 on: October 14, 2014, 06:21:55 am »
I'm very, very excited.  Longflap Camper ordered together with a Bagman 2 Expedition (QR). 

This year I have been using the large Bridge Street saddlebag for long audax rides and whilst it has its merits (lightweight, watertight) it doesn't seem to like carry the weight I put in it (it bounces and creaks) plus I've worn a small hole in it leaning my bike up against walls.  And I miss external pockets.

Conversely, the Barley I have had for several years is still in mint condition if pleasingly distressed.

Photos to follow  ;D

Re: Carradice of Nelson Limited
« Reply #67 on: October 21, 2014, 01:02:14 pm »



I know ebay is not everyone's  favourite place  but this does deserve a viewing.

 "This is a beautiful brand new, one off bag displayed at the recent 'Best Of Britannia' event at the Farmiloe Building in London, which showcased products manufactured in Britain

Made in the Carradice factory in Nelson, England from red Ventile and quality leather (Ventile is a traditional high performance densely woven weatherproof cotton fabric)"

Re: Carradice of Nelson Limited
« Reply #68 on: October 21, 2014, 01:47:17 pm »




I know ebay is not everyone's  favourite place  but this does deserve a viewing.

Seen it. Its very nice but I think the price could go through the roof. The seller usually sells the factory seconds and puts stuff up for 3-4 days. This one is listed for 10 days so probably expecting a bidding war.

Browsing last night I stumbled across Barley's and zipped rolls with Harris Tweed trim. Also rather fetching.

http://www.victorandliberty.com/accessories-c31/cycling-bags-panniers-musettes-and-rucksacks-c34/carradice-tweed-barley-saddlebag-p302

Re: Carradice of Nelson Limited
« Reply #69 on: October 21, 2014, 01:53:11 pm »
£100+?
It begs the question why they don't do a batch of specials occasionally. It would appeal to a more ,ahem, style conscious clientele.

Re: Carradice of Nelson Limited
« Reply #70 on: October 21, 2014, 02:08:57 pm »
I would love one of the Harris Tweed bags but there's a couple of things putting me off.

1) What will happen to the wool bit when it rains?

2) The price is double a normal bag.

Think I'll stick to the green and honey and maybe buy a tweed cap instead....

red marley

Re: Carradice of Nelson Limited
« Reply #71 on: October 21, 2014, 03:33:55 pm »
A few years ago I managed to bag the No.1 in the first tweed limited edition Barleys. It's lasted pretty well since (although admittedly it does only tend to come out for special occasions). If anything it is more waterproof than then standard Barley.

Yes it was a bit spendy, but serves me right for going to the Cycle Show with a wadge of cash in my pocket.

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Carradice of Nelson Limited
« Reply #72 on: October 21, 2014, 03:36:11 pm »
I know a mid-Essex yacf rider who would probably pay a good deal for a Carradice made from a badger pelt!

Re: Carradice of Nelson Limited
« Reply #73 on: October 21, 2014, 03:37:48 pm »
I rang Carradice yesterday as we were planning a trip with our USAnian visitors to the factory shop - we ended up not having time. I asked what they currently have in stock in their seconds shop and was cheerily told that they could lay their hands on pretty much everything. I think a quick trip over the hill is in order soon!

Re: Carradice of Nelson Limited
« Reply #74 on: October 21, 2014, 04:10:56 pm »
I know a mid-Essex yacf rider who would probably pay a good deal for a Carradice made from a badger pelt!

A mate of mine once picked up a dead badger , took it home, skinned it , cured the skin and turned it into a couple of sporrans. Made a very small fortune on that sale.
But he would never do it again, as he said dead badger stinks to high heaven. Fortunately, he has a pick up rather than a car, so didn't have to live with the smell forever.