hi - i'm back living in Borough! i'm looking to buy a decent road bike to cycle around on having had mine stolen recently. on a very tight budget. i've found one recycled bike shop in E & C but wondered if there were others in this area. also if you have a bike you're not using i might be interested
I was looking for a cheap, but decent bike after mine was stolen 2 years ago, but couldn't find a good second hand shop. I tried the E&C one you mentioned, but at the time they only had expensive ones.
Since then I discovered Squeaky Chains in King's Bench Street, which I've used happily for repairs and I'm sure they sell bikes too.
Unfortunately judging from their website they have moved to Camberwell / Peckham. Very sad.
If you head down Walworth Road there's Bob's Cycles on John Ruskin Street, and Edwardes on Camberwell Road.
Don't know if they sell bikes but the prosaically-named 'London Bicycle Repair Shop' on Hatfields off The Cut might have something in. Otherwise they're the place to go for parts and servicing. I have an overwhelming urge to ask to borrow their tools, because of the big sign that says "we DO NOT lend tools".