About us


We are a small firm based in Aberystwyth, Mid Wales.  With a lifetime of passion and experience in repairing, building and maintaining bikes. 

We offer various services that will help you maintain and customise your bike.


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I was brought up with motorcycles from an early age, owning my first one at the age of 16.

My family has a long history with motorcycles originating in the 1920’s when my grandfather, Herbert Cecil Ferriday, and his brother took to trial riding and other competitions riding on such marques as “Acme ACE “  and “RUDGE “ , my grandfather, eventually, owning a“ Brough Superior”.

My great uncle James “Jim “ Ferriday, was the founder and CEO of the “FERIDAX “ company, specializing in motorcycle accessories, also helping develop the twin shock absorber, swing arm frames with Reg McCandless,  the inventor and designer of the “Featherbed “ frames.

I’ve been riding bikes all my life, illegally, from 14 but legally from 16. I’m interested in all aspects of motorcycling and am able to perform most tasks on them from putting a headstock into a jig and building a frame to fabricating tanks, mudguards and handlebars, paintwork and airbrushing, some leatherwork and carving, also MIG TIG and Bronze welding. In fact, anything to build a motorcycle. I also do my own servicing.

I currently specialize in fabricating replica “MANX” racing frames, from the original dimensions and drawings and Bronze welding them as originally specified by Mr. McCandless. I also undertake frame straightening, alterations and modifications. I hope to develop my own custom frame in the near future.

My workshop is situated in the rural village of Llandre, on the mid- Wales coast between Borth and Aberystwyth and the opening hours are from 9.00  to 5.00 Monday to Friday and some Saturday mornings by appointment.

It is more viable to email me on : richielowe63@yahoo.com as there is a very poor signal for the phone, however, if you do wish to phone , my number is : 07531 970 537 . Please don’t call after 19.00 hrs.

I will try to answer all the emails as soon as possible.  I do most of my fabricating and painting during the day and my “paperwork” in the evenings.


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