General cycling advice ( NOT technical ! )
Mike Mecham


Postby Mike Mecham » 15 Aug 2008, 9:46am

I am looking to buy a new custom built tourer. I like in Essex and Villiers-Velo are not too far from me being located in Rochester. Does anyone out there have experiences of Villiers-Velo and/or their touring bikes. Mike

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Postby leftpoole » 15 Aug 2008, 5:53pm

I know the trader Paul Villiers and can tell you that in my experience he is a really genuine bloke who will go out of his way to please a customer. I also can say he is a traditional type of cyclist.

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Postby Mike Mecham » 15 Aug 2008, 5:56pm

Thanks, John. Very helpful. Sounds good. I plan to visit the shop some time. Mike

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Postby gaz » 15 Aug 2008, 9:27pm

I've made some very brief enquiries about a refurb. Paul is extremely busy.

The advice he gave me was extremely good. He's definitely on the list next time I need a frame.

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Postby Mike Mecham » 16 Aug 2008, 11:39am

Hi Gaz,

Many thanks for your invaluable comments. I have also had an e-mail from Paul Villiers, probably the most helpful and welcoming that I have ever had in the bike business. On that basis alone, I am very excited about the Villiers bikes.

Best wishes,


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Postby Colin Stanley » 16 Aug 2008, 6:33pm

Paul upgraded an old curly Hetchins for me. His workmanship is excellent.
Can't wait for him to finish on a similar job on my old Geoff Butler with nervex lugs.

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Postby Mike Mecham » 16 Aug 2008, 6:49pm

Great stuff, Colin. Many thanks. Mike

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Postby lb1dej » 20 Aug 2008, 6:47pm

I had a very helpful phone conversation with him but reluctantly decided he was too far away from me. Nice website.

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Postby Mike Mecham » 21 Aug 2008, 7:03am

Hi Dave,

Many thanks for your reply. Paul could not have been more helpful to me. Fortunately, I am not too far, across the other side of the river in Essex, which is a real plus together with all the comments I have received on this forum.

Best wishes,


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Postby Lucky » 29 Jun 2020, 8:13pm

Greetings Two Wheelers,
Would anybody knows how much a second hand Villiers Velo Touriste be worth nowadays? Back in 2009 wizard Paul used to build his beautiful frames for around £750, with top quality gears it would probably end up in around £1.5k altogether.
I can't find any second hand Villiers Velo for sale! Would they hold on value?
Any comment will be highly appreciated.
Ride well.