bespoked BRISTOL show catalogue the handmade

bespoked BRISTOL
the uk handmade bicycle show 2011
show catalogue
the handmade
bicycle directory
11th-12th june
paintworks, bristol
Welcome to the inaugural UK Handmade Bicycle Show –
a celebration of the handmade bicycle industry.
Bespoked Bristol is the event for bicycle makers and customers to come together to
discuss and share ideas. Buying a custom bicycle means embarking on a partnership
that will hopefully last a lifetime. Where partners must be chosen wisely - a fellowship
between customer and builder. Everyone’s riding philosophy is different and to have a
bicycle made that reflects your style, involves meeting those who can understand your
Bespoked Bristol is not a trade fair where you are shown products, this is a place to view
craftsmanship, discuss possibilities and buy dreams!
We would like to thank everyone involved in making Bespoked Bristol happen. A huge
thank you goes to the exhibitors, for having the courage and foresight to commit to
getting this show off the ground. Thank you to Tessa Taylor for designing all the Bespoked
Bristol printed media. Thank you to Kayti Peschke Photography Ltd for photographing all the exhibitor’s work. Thank you to
Dominic Walliman - for documenting the weekend.
And thank you to our sponsors for their support.
Phil Taylor
Bespoked Bristol
Bespoked Bristol 2011 Awards:
The Reynolds - Best of Show 2011
The Reynolds - Best Road Frame
The Brooks - Best Track Frame
The Brooks - Best off Road Frame
The Brooks - Best Utility Bicycle
The Brooks - Public Vote
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13-25 Wilder Street - Bristol - BS2 8PY
1 - Tokyo Fixed
2 - Demon Frameworks
3 - Swrve
4 - Condor
5 - Just Riding Along
6 - Rock n Road
6- gunnar cycles
6- waterford precision
7 - Downland Cycles
8 - kajak custom
9 - Feather Cycles
10 - Synergy action
10 - Delta 7
10 - PowerCordz cables
11 - Paper Bicycle
12 - Freshtripe
13 - Burls
13 - kcnc
15 - brother cycles
15 - Milltag
16 - Milk Bikes
17 - 18 Bikes
18 - Strada Wheels
19 - Villiers-Velo
20 - Enigma
21 - Axle imports
21 - Guru Cycles
21 - Industry 9
22 - Paulus Quiros Design
23 - Shutt Velo rapide
24 - Hammoon
25 - Brian Rourke
26 - the Bicycle Academy
27 - (iL) Soigneur
28 - Peter’s Bike
29 - Lee cooper custom frames
29 - John west Custom paint
29 - alex hatfield concepts
30 - Ted James Designs
31 - Donhou Cycles
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bespoked BRISTOL
exhibitors 2011
18 Bikes Ltd
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18 Bikes build full custom steel hardtails in the heart of the Peak District. We aim to
use the most up to date production methods, tubing and components standards to
provide up to date steel hardtails that will last a lifetime. We hope to unveil a couple
of new products at the show as well as showing some recent customer’s bikes.
The Old Stables - 8 Castleton Road - Hope - Hope Valley - S33 6RD
T: 01433 621111 E: [email protected]
Axel Imports - Guru, Industry Nine
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Axel Imports are the exclusive UK distributor of Guru Bikes, Industry Nine wheels
Guru are a Canadian company that specialise in custom road and Tri bikes. They
are manufactured from the best titaniums, steels and carbon fibre that they can
find and feature full custom geometry making Guru one of the only full custom
monocoque manufacturers on the planet. Industry Nine wheels are made in
Asheville NC and redefine the meaning of super light, fast, stiff and strong wheels
with the added benefit that they are beautiful to the eye.
4 Wimborne Road - Poole - Dorset - BH15 2BU
T: 01202 785864 E: [email protected]
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Brian Rourke framesets have been hand made in Stoke on Trent England since 1972
we have been synonymous with made to measure racing frame having hundreds
of major race win including World and National titles.
194 Waterloo Road - Burslem - Stoke On Trent - ST6 3HF
E: 01782 835 368
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The Bicycle Academy
A place to learn how to make bikes. You keep the skills, the bikes go to people
who really need them. The Bicycle Academy is an exciting new Social Enterprise
focused upon generating sustainable bikes for Africa. Frame building will be taught
by legendary frame builder Brian Curtis as evening classes and short weekday
courses. Each student will make a Bicycle Academy designed frame (designed
specifically for use in Africa) which will then be built up into a working bike before
being distributed to people in Africa via partnering charities.
E: [email protected]
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Brother Cycles
We provide a unique selection of quality frames and components for fixed gear and
track riding. Our frames are designed by us in London and are exclusive to Brother
Cycles. They are handmade by experienced frame builders, creating a high quality
and affordable product designed to be ridden all day, every day.
Unit/Office 36 - 88-90 Hatton Garden - London - EC1N 8PN
T: 0845 900 6774 E: [email protected]
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High-quality, custom built titanium bicycle frames and forks
Framesets include road, time trial, audax, mtb/mtb single speed, cyclocross, and
fixed. I offer a genuine bespoke service for all framesets. Custom options include
Rohloff Speedhub, Columbus Carve carbon stays, various tubing profiles and many
more variations including 650C wheel designs which are particularly well suited for
womens specific titanium framesets.
58 Fronks Road - Dovercourt - Harwich - Essex - CO12 3RW
T: 01255 506558 E: [email protected]
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London based Condor Cycles with its store on the Gray’s Inn Road has been serving
London’s cycling community since 1948. Each frame in the Condor range is now
hand built at their factory in Italy. Despite Condor having strong ties with the racing
scene, the range includes bicycle frames for commuting, touring and track made
from steel, aluminium, titanium and carbon. Condor is a family run business and
continues the ethos that there should be no compromise between performance,
quality construction, beautiful ride and style.
49-53 Gray’s Inn Road - London - WC1X 8PP
T: 020 7269 6820 [email protected]
Demon Frameworks
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Demon Frameworks was established a few years ago with a vision to produce
the finest custom steel frames right here in England. We use proven construction
methods and the most advanced steel tubing from Reynolds to create beautiful
frames that will last you a lifetime.All Demon frames are custom built, not just made
to measure. This means that each frame is made for the individual customer and is
totally unique reflecting a person’s individual style and taste.
J. M. Loveridge Trading Estate - Southbrook Road - Southampton - SO15 1GQ
T: 07714751563 E: [email protected]
Donhou Bicycles
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Using traditional methods but not afraid to throw in a few modern ones we build
beautiful bicycles. They’re built with the foundations of clear thinking and a love for
working with the customer and the design process in which your dream bicycle is
translated from mind to physical being. Parts are sourced from the UK as much as
possible and its important to be as gentle on our world as we can. But in the end,
it’s handing over your bicycle knowing that it is truly an extension of yourself and
both of us excited about the road that lays in front of it...
Donhou Bicycles - Unit 2 - 60-62 Pitt Street - Norwich - NR3 1DF
T: 07828 817 081 E: [email protected]
Downland Cycles
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Here at Downland Cycles we specialize in high quality cycles, clothing, cycle hire,
cycle repairs, and cycle maintenance and repair workshops. We stock a large range
of clothing, bikes and frames. We run also framebuilding courses.
Downland Cycles - The Malthouse - St Stephens Road - Canterbury - Kent - CT2 7JA
T: 01227 479643 E: [email protected]
Enigma Titanium Limited
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Passion, experience and pride – these things define the Enigma brand, these along
with a fervent desire to show the world how good British manufacturing can be.
Our experience comes from a dedicated team of British craftsman with decades
of knowledge of lightweight bicycle design. Years spent designing, building, and
riding the world’s finest lightweight bikes and components. Our pride and passion
is in the work we do and the products we produce. We are proud to be producing
world class British products to sell to the world.
Unit 11 - Westham Business Park - Eastbourne Rd - Westham - E. Sussex - BN24 5NH
T: 01323 741807 E: [email protected]
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Feather Cycles
Feather Cycles uses traditional methods to create custom cycle frames from the
latest and also classic materials. Building frames to suit the customers needs and
wants, all the while adding unique details to separate your bike from the masses. At
Feather Cycles the highest quality is key and many, many hours are spent on each
and every frame to make sure you get your perfect bicycle!
T: 07525243146 E: [email protected]
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KAJAK CUSTOM has been created from the passion and need for a custom crafted
bicycles. Looking for a well tailored bike in the shop with mass produced bicycles is
a difficult task. KAJAK CUSTOM will make any bike you want, anything you can think
off. No matter what you use your bicycle for, what size and angles you want. KAJAK
CUSTOM can build a right frame for your bike, even to your exact specification.
Using just the best types of steel to suit your needs and make sure your bike will
T: 07999929774 E: [email protected]
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Retailer and distributor of Velo Orange products - builder of Vintage, Fixed and
Singlespeed bicycles.
After spending too long searching the world-wide-web for that all-important
“finishing touch” for project bikes, the decision was made to import some of the
finer overseas items we had found.
Your local bike shop probably doesn’t stock these items - nothing essential, but all
very nice nevertheless!
E: [email protected]
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Hammoon Cycles
Our bikes are designed and hand built in Shaftesbury, Dorset. We offer a completely
bespoke bike building experience, where the cycle is exactly tailored to you
and your requirements. Every detail from components, tube type, rider size and
intended use are brought together to make your unique bike.
24 J Wincombe Business Park - Shaftesbury - Dorset - SP7 9QJ
T: 07779 104350 E: [email protected]
(iL) Soigneur
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(iL) Soigneur taking inspiration from the original road racing feed bag, (iL) Soigneur
is a bag company with a difference. From its base in Bristol we design and craft
a range of musettes using limited quantities of modern, colourful and patterned
fabric types. We produce musettes that stand out from the crowd, you won’t see
lots of the same bag on your rides and travels. Whether your need is for yourself,
your shop or promotion of an event, we can produce unique musettes to your exact
T: 07769176566 E: [email protected]
Just Riding Along
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From lightweight race wheels under 1200g to hub gears at 3kg, from 1 speed to 11
speeds, we can build over 140000 different mountain bike and road wheels from
our range of components. Our custom wheels are built to exactly the specification
you want and we can provide advice and information to help you choose. Every
wheel is built by hand to the highest standard and won’t let you down. We are
tubeless specialists building on the NoTubes range of rims and introducing Enve
Composites carbon rims for 2011.
The Old Rolling Mill - Langsett Rd South - Oughtibridge - Sheffield - S35 0GZ
T: 0114 2864900 E: [email protected]
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What makes us stand out is plain, good ol’ fashioned passion. We are a company
fuelled with a single desire - to fabricate the world’s best CNC bicycle components.
And boy, do we have some CNC experience to draw on.
We make stems of extreme lightness and strength, exotic bottom brackets,
cranks, linkages, rocker arms, headsets, chain rings, cranks, cassettes, seat posts,
seat clamps, jockey wheels, bar caps, right down to the lightest hollowed bolts of
scandium you’ll ever see.
10 Ditton Priors Trading Estate - Ditton Priors - Bridgnorth - Shropshire - WV16 6SS
T: 01746 712882
Lee Cooper Custom Frames
John West Custom Paint
Alex Hatfield Concepts
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Concepts based around the 28” 3 speed hubbed wheel, also mixing old with new.
Using remakes of older style components i.e. Sturmey Archer, with NOS components.
My influence has been very much around the old style French/ British bikes as you
can see with the “Porteur” and “Roadster”. I have built the bikes for my own use
and interest. It is about the design and creation of something hopefully people
will consider as beautiful. I have wanted to keep all contruction and finishing of
the bikes centered around “Coventry”. Frame build Lee Cooper, Custom Paint John
West Wheels build Paul White, Design Alex Hatfield.
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Milk Bikes
Milk Bikes aims to keep the demands of maintenance to an absolute minimum
through careful design and component choice. Our first bike is designed for
commuting on. It’ll be the kind of bike you can ride to work and back, park it in
the shed and forget about it till you need to go to work in the morning - no faffing
around in between rides, keeping it working smoothly.
Unit 11 - Westham Business Park - Eastbourne Rd - Westham - E. Sussex - BN24 5NH
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Milltag was born out of a passion for life in the saddle.The individual freedom that
cycling provides is intoxicating, it’s the perfect synthesis of speed and ease, force
and grace. On the bike you remove yourself from the world, it’s just you versus the
tarmac or mud and all that mother nature can throw at you.
E: [email protected]
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Paper Bicycle
A simple thing, done well.
This beautiful bicycle, is a pleasure to ride and easy to look after. The Paper Bicycle
celebrates the joy of cycling; a ride that is relaxed and nimble, a machine that just
works every time you need it to, and a journey that leaves you comfortable clean
and refreshed. We make them to order in Scotland; choose your colour and design
your chain panel. Gears, dynamo lights, front basket, rear rack and children seats
are all optional.
High Clunch Farm, Stewarton, Ayrshire, KA3 5JT, Scotland
T: 01560 600 369 E: [email protected]
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Paulus Quiros
We design and build bicycles in Southwest Wales and offer a bespoke service.
Our aim is to design aesthetically beautiful bikes that are engineered to perform
superbly and are built to last. Our distinctive bikes incorporate unique design
elements with an emphasize craftsmanship that combines excellent build quality
with attention to detail. We want our bikes to be a pleasure to the eye, a pleasure to
ride and a pleasure to own.
T: 01554 228557
E: [email protected] www.
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Peter’s Bike
My hand and homemade bikes come from passion for vehicles and good design.
All steel frames are designed by myself.
Their individual, retro look is inspired by the best examples of vintage bikes.
An electric engine makes them appealing for people who enjoy modern comforts,
but still appreciate originality and a personal touch.
T: 07849754123
E: [email protected]
RodfordVelo is inspired by yesterday, when bicycles were all the transport we had,
when they were valued for their function, for their ability to make the local world
bigger. RodfordVelo is looking forward to tomorrow, making bicycles available that
provide a new freedom, utilising today’s technologies, we provide bicycles with a
style, comfort and functionality that can make a big world a lot more local.
The dairy @ Rodford Elm Cottage - Westerleigh Road - Bristol - BS37 8QF
T: 01454 319960
E: [email protected]
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Rock n Road
Our focus is on top quality steel, titanium and carbon bicycles, with our expertise
being in custom geometry and bespoke specification bike builds. We offer a cycle
fitting service that is second to none.
Established for over 16 years, our excellent reputation is built on providing the
best knowledge, advice and service available, not only in the southern area but
T: 02380 221 022
1 Britannia Road - Southampton - SO14 5RG
E: [email protected]
Strada - Handbuilt Wheels
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Strada Hand Built Wheels has been launched to reintroduce the benefits of hand
built wheels to cyclists who may not have considered them before. After the frame,
the wheel of your bike is the most critical component in how it rides and handles
so we consider your weight, height, physique, power, type of bike and type of road
surface before selecting a rim, hub and spokes to build a wheelset to match you
perfectly. All wheels built to 0.05mm true with a lifetime free truing policy.
27 Wordsworth St - Hove - East Sussex - BN3 5BG
T: 01273 263825 E: [email protected]
Paper Bicycle
This beautiful bicycle, is a pleasure to ride
and easy to look after.
We make them to order in Scotland;
choose your colour and design your chain panel.
Gears, dynamo lights, front basket, rear rack
and children seats are all optional.
Learn more at
or phone 01560 600 369
Shutt velo rapide
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Using traditional cycling jerseys as its inspiration, Shutt Velo Rapide has created
a mixture of cycling wear from sporty to casual, feature rich and designed in
complementary colours. We source almost all of our materials from British
manufacturers, truly enabling us to create the best in British made cycling clothes.
We are extremely proud that each of our garments has been designed and
manufactured by hand in the UK.
Shutt Velo Rapide Limited - 35 The Grove - Ilkley - Yorkshire - LS29 9NJ
T: 01943 601031
E: [email protected]
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Swrve makes stylish urban cycling apparel. Our design concept has always been
clean and simple lines.
Form follows function, a dash of elegance and a dash of street.
E: [email protected]
Synergy - Delta 7 - Power Cordz
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Synergy action distribute specialist components to the cycle and triathlonrelated
industries, they specialise in unique and innovative products. Delta 7 sports are the
producer of the Arantix, Ascend (road) and other isotruss related products to the
sports market. Arantix is the worlds first isotruss designed bike and carries no rider
weight limits, a lifetime guarantee and limited production runs. Powercordz are
lightweight, unbreakable, lifetime guarantee cable systems for all bikes.
Unit 25 Balena Close - Creekmoor Industrial Estate - Poole - Dorset - BH17 7EB
T: 01202 736662
E: [email protected]
Ted James Design
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Ted James Design is a new company started by myself, Ted James - rider, designer,
builder. I’ve only been building frames for three years, but have been thinking about
it for nearly 30. I come from a mountain bike and BMX background and have always
been interested in the development of the design technology, which lead me to
design a fixed gear trick frame and components in collaboration with 14 Bike Co. All
my work is manufactured in the UK. Everyday work is frame renovations and repairs,
custom builds, prototyping and riding.
E: [email protected]
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Tokyo Fixed
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Tokyo Fixed started as a web only shop in Tokyo, 2006. We opened our shop front
in the heart of London’s Soho in November 2009. We choose products from all
over the world. We choose clothing not only for cycling but for cycling people. We
look for small quality brands who have a passion for both style and function. The
same goes for the cycle and cycle accessories brands we stock. We also specialise in
building custom bikes of any style and making people’s bicycle ideas come to life.
4 Peter Street - London - W1F 0AD
T: 0207 734 1885
E: [email protected]
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Every Villiers-Velo bicycle is built around a custom sized frame, the traditional way
using only the finest steel tubing and framebuilding materials from Reynolds,
Dedacciai & Columbus then fitted out with the best components from the likes of
Campagnolo, Rohloff & Shimano.
Unit 16 - Pier Approach - Gillingham - Kent - ME7 1RP
T: 01634 577427
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The aim of this directory is to be the comprehensive reference point for people wanting to find out about
handmade bicycles and those who make them. The section of the directory we have included here is
Custom UK Frame Builders. Please visit our website to view the full list of categories
and builders in other countries.
When people talk of a handmade or custom bicycle they are more than likely referring to having the
frame made for them, painted to their specification and then choosing the components to best suit that
style of the frame. These frames will not exist until its commission.
We hope to have included all the UK frame builders in these pages. Please email [email protected] to let
us know of any omissions and we will update our online directory.
*Please note - inclusion in this directory is not an assurance of quality*
Many of the well known mass produced bicycles are handmade but are done so using production line
techniques. So to help clarify the term ‘handmade’ we have come up with some further classification: -
Custom Built – In House (excluding painting)
Every aspect of the frame is selected to suit the rider (and their budget), tubing/material, frame angles,
joint type, braze-ons and frame colour. The frame will be the end result of a consultation process often
involving a frame fitting. Not all framebuilders have spraying facilities in-house. These frames do not exist
before being commissioned.
Expect to pay upwards of £1000 for a custom made frame.
Custom Built – Manufacture Outsourced
Almost identical to the above apart from the manufacture of the frame is outsourced. This is more common with titanium and carbon frames due to the more complex manufacture process. It would not be
uncommon for a frame builder to produce their steel frames in house but outsource other materials.
Again, these frames do not exist before being commissioned.
Expect to pay upwards of £1000 for a custom made frame.
Off The Peg/Boutique Frames and Bicycles (small scale batch production)
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A frame designer designs the frame, choosing the tubing/materials, angles etc. The frames are then
made to these requirements often in a range of sizes.
These bicycles are sold as frame only or with a selection of build options as the designer will have given
consideration to what will suit the style of frame. These frames exist before commission.
Expect to pay upwards of £300 for a frame depending upon materials, complete bicycles often cost
around £1000 but this depends greatly on the components.
Manufacture can be in house or outsourced this will be stated in the listing.
Within this category are some larger producers who make a range of bicycles of which only some meet
the ‘boutique’ label.
Vintage Frames and Bicycles - To view this catogory visit
Previously used frames that have been renovated, often to your requirements. These frames could be
any of the above and are often sold as complete bicycles with boutique components
LISTING - Custom Built – In House (excluding painting)
Every aspect of the frame is selected to suit the rider (and their budget), tubing/material, frame angles,
joint type, braze-ons and frame colour. The frame will be the end result of a consultation process often
involving a frame fitting. Not all framebuilders have spraying facilities in house. These frames do not exist
before being commissioned. Expect to pay upwards of £1000 for a custom made frame.
Borough Road - Gallowfields Trading Estate - Richmond - North Yorkshire - DL10 4SX
T: 01748 825469 E: [email protected]
Unit 12 - Riverside Business Park - St. Annes Road - Bristol - BS4 4ED
T: 01179 724730 E: [email protected]
Star Works - Church Street - Bury - Lancashire - BL9 6BN
T: 0161 762 0456 E: [email protected]
Station Buildings - Stanningley Road - Bramley - Leeds - LS13 3EG
T: 0113-2559844 E: [email protected]
Unit 1 - Cornmill Garage - Halifax Rd - Ingrow Bridge - Keighley - Yorks - BD21 5AX
T: 01535 691073 E: [email protected]
681 Clarkston Road - Netherlee - Glasgow - Scotland - G44 3SE
T: 0141 6331152 E: [email protected]
94 Widemarsh Street - Hereford - HR4 9HG
E: [email protected]
T: 07988746014
Unit 2 - The Stables - Stowford Manor Farm - Wingfield - Trowbridge- Wilts - BA14 9LH
T: 01225 759222 E: [email protected]
choose your components
0114 2864900
[email protected]
The best wheelset for the riding you do - with the parts which
suit you and your budget.
Ivy House Farm - Hawthorn Hill - Coningsby - Lincoln - LN4 4UW
T: 01526 343322 E: [email protected]
Redditch- Worcstershire
T: 07778429313 E: [email protected]
83 High Street - Chesterfield - S43 4JX
T: 01246 808000
Otley Rd - Shipley - West Yorkshire - BD17 7DS
T: 01274 583221 E: [email protected]
7 Cleves Avenue - Ferry Hill - County Durham - DL17 8BN
T: 01740 652281 E: [email protected]
T: 07729 047 158 E: [email protected]
Albert Street - Chesterton - Staff - ST5 7JF
T: 01782 561966
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Mercian Cycles
Mercian Cycles began in Derby in 1946 and are still building bespoke lightweight
steel frames, by hand, using traditional frame-building methods with one craftsman
building each frame from start to finish.
We also specialise in frame repairs, renovations and quality stove enamelling
re-sprays for most makes of frame including Mercians.
7 Shardlow Road - Alvaston - Derby - Derbyshire - DE24 0JG
T: 01332 752468 E: [email protected]
395 Hollingwood Avenue - New Moston - Greater Manchester - M40 0JQ
T: 0161 6811517
73 Dukes Brow - Blackburn - Lancashire - BB2 6DH
T: 01254 681162 E: [email protected]
138 Ashley Road - Bristol - BS6 5PA
T: 0117 955 7924
1019 Thornton Road - Bradford - West Yorkshire - BD8 0PA
T: 01274 881030 E: [email protected]
Roberts Cycles
Our aim is to build your perfect bicycle: a bicycle that’s unique, superbly efficient,
fits you precisely and is a delight to ride. Every Roberts is custom-fitted and made
by hand to increase your comfort, boost your performance and take you closer to
achieving your cycling ambitions.
Whether you’re striving to get fit, get to work, get onto the podium or get out and
see the world, we can build the ideal bike for you.
Roberts Cycles - 89 Gloucester Road - Croydon - Surrey - CR0 2DN
T: 020 8684 3370
E: [email protected]
E: [email protected]
190 Weston Lane - Southampton - Hants - SO19 9HL
T: 023 8043 3909 E: [email protected]
Ddol-las - FfarmersLlanwrda - Carmarthenshire - SA1 9 8JP
T: 01558 650336 E: [email protected]
Old Farm Buildings - Maiden Lane - Dartford - Kent - DA1 4LX
T: 01322 555549
T: 07789 430 720 E: [email protected]
32B St Lawrence Terrace - London - W10 5SX
T: 02089699100 E: [email protected]
222 Wellgate - Rotherham - S. Yorkshire - S60 2PD
T: 01709 369607
Unit 7A - Peel Road - West Pimbo - Skelmersdale - Lancs - WN8 9PT
T: 01695 720030
Since 1981, Swallow has hand-built only bespoke frames for discerning clients around the
World. Each Swallow frame is unique to match the owner’s size, needs and style. You will
speak with the person that will design and build your frame during a detailed consultation,
using a Calfee sizing jig and BikeCAD Pro.We use Reynolds 953, Columbus and other
selected stainless and steel tubing with fillet brazing or hand-cut lugs to achieve exactly
the bicycle or tandem you desire. Adventurous clients can build their own frames with
one-to-one tuition on our frame-building courses.
Swallow - Bicycles by Design - Fusion - Church Road - Jackfield - Shropshire - TF8 7AP
T: 01952 883249 E: [email protected]
T: 01953 888279 E: [email protected]
Trevor Jarvis Cycles
Makers of high quality hand built lightweight frames including the ‘Flying Gate’ design which
is 75 years old this year. For some time now it has been known of my pending retirement. At
the tender age as the age of 80 gets nearer it is time to start considering the possibility that
you don’t go on forever. A young engineer, Jeremy Cartwright, has joined the company to
learn the skills of the trade to continue building T. J. Cycle’s frames and to take the company
forward. Jeremy has had full mechanical engineering training and is skilled in most aspects of
it, which will be of great value in the building of the frames to the high quality that has been
the hall mark of the company.
Jeremy Cartwright - Jasmine Cottage - 136 Snead Common - Abberley - Worcester - WR6 6AF
T: 05601648221
E: [email protected]
101 Chesterfield Road - Dronfield - S18 2XE
T: 01246 411759 E: [email protected]
482 Manchester Road - Heaton Chapel - Stockport - SK4 5DL
T: 0161 432 4936 E: [email protected]
345-347 Kirkstall Rd - Kirkstall - Leeds - LS4 2H
T: 0113 263 6212 E: [email protected]
LISTING - Custom Built – Manufacture Outsourced
Almost identical to Custom Built - In House, apart from the manufacture of the frame is outsourced.
This is more common with titanium and carbon frames due to the more complex manufacturing
process. It would not be uncommon for a framebuilder to produce their steel frames in house but
outsource other materials. Again, these frames do not exist before being commissioned.
Expect to pay upwards of £1000 for a custom made frame
Racer Rosa Bicycles
Our bicycles are hand-crafted, designed and built on demand for individual body dimensions
and riding style. We use lightweight Columbus steel frames, made to measure and finished
with top quality parts to meet personal preferences in detail. Each bike we design is a
completely unique, bespoke project. Made in Italy by a family of registered artisan frame
builders with over sixty years experience, our frames are silver fillet brazed or lugged. The
silver fillet brazing method - very rare, skilful, time consuming and expensive - affords brazing
at low temperatures, without compromising the steel’s strength. This means that our frames
are extremely strong and durable.
Studio 17 - Hiltongrove - Hatherley Mews - London - E17 4QP
T: 020 8520 3023 E: [email protected]
Vatch Lane - Eastcombe - Gloucestershire - GL6 7DY, UK
T: 01453 889204 E: [email protected]
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