Quality Parts at Competitive Prices

  • 1979


  • 1996

    Passed motorcycle driving test

  • 1998

    Bought and completed first rebuild - 1961 Kreidler Florett

  • 1999

    Founded Pete's Bikes

  • 2001

    Entered my first VMCC Banbury Run riding a 1929 196cc Coventry-Eagle which I still regularly ride

  • 2003

    Began marketing first replica parts for veteran, vintage and pre-WWII motorcycles - inverted and Bowden type handlebar levers

  • 2006

    Entered my first SMCC Pioneer Run riding a friend's 1913 BSA. Have ridden every run since, usually on a 1910 Campion-JAP I restored

  • 2009

    Began mail order supply of selected replica parts for veteran, vintage and older classic motorcycles

  • 2012

    Started the Pilgrim pump overhaul and parts supply service

  • 2013

    Started restoring the 1912 499cc Curry-Jap my mum bought, due to frame and front fork damage my most difficult project to date


  • 2015

    Returned to Australia to a fill a container of veteran and vintage motorcycles which was later brought to the UK


  • 2016

    I popped the question and became engaged to Rowena


  • 2017

    Finished the restoration of the Curry a week before the VMCC Banbury Run. Riding the short veteran route Dad enjoyed a trouble free run a week later. Completed my 200th Pilgrim Pump overhaul and entered production of a totally new replica of the model W Pilgrim Pump which is manufactured under the trading name Pilgrim Pumps Ltd


  • 2018

    Rowena and I got married at Peckover House in Wisbech


  • 2019

    Rowena took part in the Pioneer Run on her 1914 Douglas. I completed the same event on dad's 1911 Premier and Richard rode my 1910 Campion. This year I have completed my 300th Pilgrim Pump overhaul

Posted on November 11, 2013 by Peter Rosenthal