Rick Powell

“Rick Powell is a former Carlton Cycles Master Craftsman. He worked at the worksop factory from the mid 1950’s until the factory closed in 1981. During this time, under the guidance of Gerald O’Donovan, Rick was able to copy the skills of legendary frame builders Bob Kealing and Eddie Haslehurst. He later became the chief frame paint sprayer and then eventually took the position of shop foreman.
“When Carlton closed in 1981 Rick set up his own business building very high quality bicycle fames until 2003. During that period Rick supplied frames to dealers and individuals that went on to countless successes both nationally and internationally. Rick has built bikes for many champions including current World Champion Victoria Pendleton.”

Updated 2.5.2019

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