Bespoked - a celebration of handmade bicycles & those who make them
18 bikes Ltd
18 Bikes frames are handmade in small batches in the heart of Steel City by our designer and fabricator, Matt. We've been building custom frames since 2006 and this year we will be showing our new range of Nº7 and Nº9 hardtails. Come and have a chat about geometry, custom options or demoing a bike from our Peak District shop
Well made things to make things well. Born out of a desire to raise standards and remove unnecessary barriers to entry Academy Tools was started by The Bicycle Academy in 2012 to create innovative tool solutions for established and aspiring frame builders. Thousands of bikes have been produced, all over the world, using Academy Tools. Our award winning tools are trusted by hobbyists and professionals including the likes of Brompton, Bastion Cycles, Saffron Frameworks, Prova Cycles, Robot Bikes, Quirk Cycles, Five Land Bikes, Hope Technology, Mercredi and many more.
We are youth led community bike workshop in Stroud that provides a safe space to learn bike tech skills, recycle bike materials and learn to work alongside peers of all ages. Beyond that we run mentoring sessions with vulnerable young adults, take part in community events and develop micro business’s for teens. We are here at Bespoked to show off our beautiful and unique Bespoke Chandeliers. These are made by people as young as 15, these beautiful pieces of art are peoples old broken wheels turned into amazing new, eye catching products. We turn peoples old bikes into opportunities.
Allied Cycle works
At Allied we have assembled a team of leading industry experts, delivering cutting-edge carbon road frames, handmade under one roof at our facility in Little Rock, Arkansas USA. Allied is fiercely committed to redefining bike building and bike buying, while doing so at scale. Personalisation is no longer a luxury, have your desired fit, build and finish, road or gravel and all in a package that performs against the very best bikes in the world.
Brookwood dr.#108, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202
Alpine Luddites builds custom rucksacks and bags for bike packing and adventure cycling. My bike bags have seen use in most major multiday races & tours: Tour Divide, Silk Road Race, Colorado Trail, AZ700, Trans America, Torino Nice, Peruvian Divide, Trans America MTB race. I design and build every bag in my Colorado shop to meet your specific needs from ultra light to extremely durable. I also offer my bags to frame builders to fully outfit bikes to their customers.
Designer -John Campbell
Maker - John Campbell
Where - Montrose, Colorado, USA
Arbr was formed from the desire to make a unique high performance mountain bike that utilised the design and manufacturing knowledge from the UK motorsport industry. Our target was to produce the ultimate performing 160mm trail bike and push forward boundaries.
At our core is an intense focus on performance, development and craftsmanship. An attitude to component development that stems from our 25 years of combined experience in F1. We are fanatical about bikes and produce our frames to a level of detail and craftsmanship like no other. Our highly trained and skilled team pride themselves in the quality of components they produce. Explore our website and find out more about us!
Auguste Handmade Bicycles
Auguste Handmade is dedicated to bespoke reliable steel bicycles.
We recycle frames and convert them to the latest technologies.
By designing and crafting unique sustainable frames we also contribute to the future and continuity of artisanat.
At Auguste we like our bikes to be ridden on any and in every circumstances, jumping from a smooth tarmac to a muddy trail… having fun!
Maker - Victor Duchene
187 Hoxton Street, N1 6RA, London, United Kingdom
Here at Barbastelle we design, hand-build, paint and assemble bespoke road bikes to order. We care about the quality and design of your bike, taking time to determine whats best for you, the rider. Every bike we build is different, brazed in our workshop by hand, hand painted to your specification and then fitted with the parts and accessories chosen by you.
BEAMZ bikes makes wooden bikes from coppiced woodland poles. The young tree stems are harvested every eight years, after which, the stump sprouts another batch of stems, which makes our material supply truly sustainable. Once hollowed, these poles have structural properties comparable with materials of a far higher embodied energy such as metals and composites. These poles are made into high performance bicycles with a unique natural beauty and feel.
Come meet, and perhaps join our BEAMZ Community!
Maker - Nick Coates
Designer - Nick Coates
Where - Southampton, Hampshire
Bear Frame Supplies
Combining the knowledge gained from frame building, a love of cycling and 25 years experience in CNC machining, Bear Frame Supplies has a cyclicious line up of off the shelf and custom frame parts made in the UK, ranging from head tubes to rear dropouts and everything in between!
Maker - Aaron Ward
Designer - Aaron Ward
Where - Leighton Buzzard
Elizabeth Beaumont Colebrook has over 30 years experience in the industry taking time out to study and work as an Occupational Therapist, returning to the trade in 2005 to work for Islabikes. In 2015, Liz established her own artisan framebuilding business, welcoming customers needing or preferring to ‘step-through’ the frame but not exclusively. Liz also owns TJ Cycles and the exclusive rights to build this world famous iconic British short-wheelbased framese and this year she introduces Blacksmith Chris Yeomans of ‘Smithy Frameworks’ as a collaborative framebuilding colleague. Chris builds exceptional off-road framesets with internal hydraulic cable routing and handmade disc-brake mounts.
Maker - Elizabeth Colebrook
Designer - Elizabeth Colebrook
Where - Shropshire
Colebatch Farm, Colebatch Nr Bishop's Castle, Shropshire, SY9 5JY
bedovelo is a small frame builder in the heart of Switzerland. Beat Baumgartner startet very jung in the age of 20 with frame building. After now 8 years of framebuilding he made almost every genre of bicycles.
Maker - Beat Baumgartner
Designer - Beat Baumgartner
Where - Switzerland
Mühlegasse 21, CH-3033 Wohlen, Switzerland
Bike Science was established in March 2010 by Andy Sexton. Andy has over twenty five years of competitive biking experience and over twenty years as a triathlete. While working at Planet X he identified the need to be able to offer accurate, professional bike fitting services to riders wishing to buy bikes without being able to try the actual bike for size first and riders wishing to optimise their riding position to increase performance, avoid injury or improve comfort. He started Bike Science with these aims in mind.
184 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS82XU, also Derby, Rotherham
Blackbrook Bicycles….combines design expertise and craft skills to produce beautiful handmade wooden mudguards. These can be detailed and finished for all bicycles and any wheel size. We can even build you the wheels as well!
Boneshaker is a beautiful, story-driven publication celebrating the exciting things that happen when people and bikes come together. We're about freedom, friendship and adventure - the human side of cycling. No training tips or race diets here. It's not how much your bike weighs that matters, but where it takes you. It's not how fast you got there, but what you saw along the way.
Where - Bristol
Sébastien KLEIN is an independent builder from France who recently move to London.
His work is strongly influence by 30s and 40s French builders and his practice of Long distance riding.
Sébastien win the first place (in the rookie category) at the "Concours De Machine" this year, a revival of the Technical Trial as they use to be in the 40s.
All his bikes are design, made and painted by him self with a great attention to details.
He will present a range of randonneur bikes at Bespoked this year.
Campagnolo designs, develops and produces components and wheels for road cycling, triathlon and cyclocross. All our products aim to optimize the performance of cyclists, whatever the conditions. Each element, each component is therefore conceived to work to perfection as part of a shifting system whose strength lies in the set of individual elements as a whole. In the world of cycling Campagnolo maintains its role as an innovator par excellence. Not only performance but also quality, control, ergonomics, efficiency and aerodynamics.A concentrate of technical details, care and attention that make our products worthy of the name Campagnolo.
Maker - Campagnolo
Designer - Campagnolo
Where - Italy
Via della Chimica, 4 – 36100 VICENZA (ITALY)
Challenge Handmade Tires combine numerous design features to create incredibly comfortable tires with low rolling resistance.
Carefully selected materials are used in each of the different levels of tire depending on type of use and performance required.
Soft, supple casings adapt shape quickly while cornering and rolling. This increases road surface contact and grip and improve shock absorption over bad road surfaces.
Soft, natural rubber treads are combined with lightweight, flexible puncture protection.
Challenge offer clincher or tubular options for Road, Gravel and Cyclo-Cross and in 2019 introduce some Tubeless (TLR) options in their range.
UK distributor: Upgrade Bikes Ltd A-B Star Road Trading Estate, Partridge Green, West Sussex, RH13 8RA
Chater-Lea, originally established in 1890, has returned with a mission unique to its very British soul.
Throughout the first half of the twentieth century, Chater-Lea represented the high tide of design and engineering globally in the manufacture of cycle components. Today, the revitalised brand combines this tradition with advanced manufacturing technologies to create exceptional modern components worthy of the marque.
In reviving Chater-Lea we set out to champion Britain’s re-emerging prowess in manufacturing excellence while paying homage to our nation’s illustrious cycling heritage. Our debut product encapsulates Chater-Lea’s renowned cornerstone philosophy: beautiful and unique design, engineered to last a lifetime. Chater-Lea: Better Than Ever.
Where - England
Since 1976 Chris King Precision Components have been machining their own legendary bearings, and building them into industry leading headsets, hubs and bottom brackets. Fully serviceable and without compromise, their bearings get even faster with age. When other bearings wear out Chris King bearings wear in.
Designer - Chris King
Where - Portland - USA
Saddleback Ltd, Unit 12 Apollo Park, Armstrong Way, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AH
01454 285 285
The Barco story started in 1947 when Mario starting work with Padua based frame builder Torpado. His sons Alberto and Maurizio followed their father into the trade building frames for Scapin.
In 2007 Alberto and his wife Fabiola who also worked at Scapin, purchased the tooling and started Cicli Barco, along with Maurizio and their son Gianluca. Making Cicli Barco is a true family business.
Today Barco specialise in custom built steel frames, including beautiful traditional lugged, stunning micro tig welded and carbon/steel combined frames and forks. Imported to the UK by LifecycleUK in Suffolk.
LifecycleUK, 108 High Street, Bildeston, Suffolk, IP7 7EB
From my workshop in Bristol, I make beautiful and functional bike components from steel. My work has featured on everything from award-winning show bikes to everyday commuters and courier bikes. I specialise in making fully custom fillet brazed racks and stems. I particularly focus on building porteur racks, as they exemplify everything I want bikes to be: strong, utilitarian, and fun.
Maker - Pi Manson
Designer - Pi Manson
Where - Bristol
ColourBolt bikes are built for optimal performance and aesthetics. With Velorution as ColourBolt’s exclusive partner, every bike starts with an individual fitting. Then, based on the client’s bespoke specifications and geometry, the frames are made by some of the UK’s leading framebuilding talent, including Lee Cooper and BTR Fabrications. One single coloured chainring bolt brings a final understated touch to every ColourBolt
Designer - Roger Graver and Jay Pond-Jones
101 Wardour St, London, W1H 0UN
Maker - Lee Cooper & and BTR Fabrications
Where - Coventry & Frome
020 8133 5698
The story of the most famous steel tubes in the history of cycling began in 1919 when A.L. Colombo founded his steel plant with the ambition to “to do business in iron and steel and make a fair and honest profit,”. The result was the history of cycling as we know it: legendary tube sets AIR, MAX (first tube-set to break the tradition of conventional diameters and introduce concept of orientated ellipses and differentiated sections), SL, SLX, NIVACROM (EL and Genius), Altec, Starship and Spirit right up to the most 2009’s XCR, the world’s first ever tubeless stainless steel tube set which allows for the production of a steel frame competitive (and out-performing in some categories) at the highest level of the sport on all levels: weight (sub-1400g), rigidity, fatigue resistance and of course the remarkably superior handling of steel.
Via G. di Vittorio 21, 2090 Caleppio di Settala (MI), Italy
Compass Cycles started with a passion for spirited cycling. During our rides, we cover long distances at a spirited pace. We ride in any weather – even at night. We like the independence of going unsupported. And we make the components that we need for these rides. Compass components are designed to perform under the most challenging conditions, so you can focus on enjoying your ride. Our components are made to the highest quality standards, so you can rely on them when cresting remote mountain passes in the middle of the night. With our components, you can enjoy rides that otherwise would be impossible.
UK distributor - Sven Cycles www.svencycles.com
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.
Maker - Various
Designer - Ben Spurrier/Neil Manning/Grant Young
Where - Northern Italy
49-53 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8PP, UK
+44 (0)20 7269 6820
Since the beginning in 1972 Curtis bikes have specialized in handmaking nothing but off road competition dirt bikes , every frames tube set is chosen to suit the riders size , weight , riding style , and frame choice which enables us to build the customer their perfect frame for the job . When we say handmade we mean handmade there is no fancy machinery in our workshop only a vice , hacksaw, files and a hand operated tube bender and a whole heap of passion. So if a perfectly fitting frame that handles like a dream is what your after then talk to the experts at Curtis bikes and we will build it for you.
Maker - Brian Curtis
Designer - Gary Woodhouse
Where - Wiltshire
Unit 2, The Stables, Stowford Manor Farm, Wingfield, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 9LH
Since 1977, we specialize in hand-built on measure randonneurs and cyclosportifs bicycles. Our leather saddles, handlebar bags and panniers, stainless steel fenders and many other of our products are all made under one roof, here in Pont de Vaux, France by a small team of dedicated artisans.
Where - Pont de Vaux, France
03 85 51 46 46