Bespoked - a celebration of handmade bicycles & those who make them
Fresh from his successful USA pilgrimage, frame building Odyssey and debut appearance at the North American Handmade Bicycles Show Petor Georgallou of Dear Susan comes to Bespoked riding a spiritually enlightened path towards building average bikes for average people as a substrate for extra ordinary paint.
‘Petor comes at cycling from a place of fun, experimentation, and sometimes radical self-expression. Dear Susan bicycles are a breath of fresh air for even the most cynical and furrowed-browed frame building enthusiast.’
Maker - Petor Georgallou
Designer - Petor Georgallou
Where - Margate
0794 6543 145
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.
Maker - Joe Walker
Where - East Sussex
Enigma Bicycle Works, 13 Apex Park, Diplocks Way, Hailsham, East Sussex. BN27 3JU
+44 1323 741807
Building bicycle frames since 1995 with lots of breaks, due to studying, job and riding rather than building, I did start over in 2014 in my own small shop. This was made possible through fantastic friends like Kai, Recep, Flori, Sean, Ross and most important Esther. Since 1998, when done with racing, I do love my SingleSpeed and lately my 29er MonsterCrosser. With ideas like the original exzentriker, at first realized with Habi, its derivations, the spanner or steel frames – ingenious components are solving problems nagging cyclists now and in the future.
Maker - Toby
Designer - Toby
Where - Freiburg, Germany
Exzentriker, Tobias Wasser, Hildastr. 24, 79102, Freiburg, Germany
We are fascinated by the bicycle,a fast and eco-friendly means of transport, a sturdy and inexpensive transport vehicle, an efficient piece of sport equipment and a means of travel that puts you in touch with nature.
All of us are cycling enthusiasts, and we all demand a great deal of our bicycles. The experience that we have gathered over time serves as the basis of our company. It also directly influences both our bicycle construction and our product line.
Maker - Stefan Bellini
Designer - Röbi Stolz
Where - Zurich
+41 (0)44 362 92 90
FINDRA is an award-winning ‘outdoor adventure’ clothing brand combining style and function.
Based in Scotland Founder Alex Feechan has created in FINDRA a unique brand and a product offering of stylish performance garments that can be worn across multiple outdoor activities and for leisure. Launched in the niche market specific to female cycling the business has grown to encompass many outdoor activities, led by the customer who loves to wear FINDRA whilst enjoying a range of activities.
April this year sees FINDRA launch their first men's collection at Bespoked, an exciting step for the brand and a great opportunity to open up the brand to many more outdoor lovers and adventurers.
01896 208 170
frost and sekers
Founded by Nigel Frost and Charlie Sekers, Frost+Sekers makes quality cycling luggage and accessories. Frost+Sekers focuses on creating innovative products which work seamlessly with the modern city commute while preserving a traditional aesthetic.
Maker - Nigel & Charlie
Designer - Nigel & Charlie
Golden Age Cycles
Buying, selling and restoring classic racing cycles. Golden Age Cycles of Bicester was established in 2015 to cater for the growing interest in classic racing cycles made by the likes of Hetchins, Bates, Claud Butler, Mercian and many many others. Our Bicester showroom contains over 200 classic cycles and frames including steel, carbon, aluminium, and sometimes titanium, magnesium and bamboo! We are always looking to purchase quality used bikes, components and ephemera. We also offer valuations for insurance and probate.
Unit 137 Bicester Heritage Park, Bicester, Oxfordshire. OX26 5HA
01295 722427 / 07952 062201
Grafton Saddler offers custom leather work for bicycles. We specialise in bespoke bike saddle recovers using traditional shoemaking techniques and the very best quality of leather.
Based in our workshop in Shoreditch, London, each piece is designed, hand cut, punched and stitched in house.
Where - London
Grafton Saddler, Somerset House, Makerversity, The Strand, London, WC2R 1LA
+44 (0) 7769 940 774
Event of the Year” by the Design and Innovation Awards committee, Grinduro expanded into four countries in 2019. The unique format of Grinduro combines the best elements of a mountain bike enduro with a gravel grinder-style road race. Festivities include an impressive display of hand built bikes, art and music, excellent food, great people and camping!
This is an exceptional event made possible by Giro Sport Design, Rapha, Maxxis and Fabric, with specific events hosted by Cannondale, Devinci and Canyon.
hallet handbuilt cycles
I build cycles and framesets for anything from laden touring and audax-style riding to competitive cycling, in steel, using the traditional techniques of brazing, fillet brazing and silver soldering.
I began building cycle frames having spent more than 20 years testing and reviewing bikes and writing about the intricacies of cycling technology for publications including Cycling Weekly, Cycle Sport, Rouleur, Procycling and Cycling Plus.
Maker - Richard Hallett
Designer - Richard Hallett
Where - Wales
Hamilton frameworks is a small independent custom bicycle builder who handcrafts steel and stainless steel bicycles in limited numbers from a small workshop based in Hertfordshire. After growing increasingly frustrated with not being able to find what I wanted in a bike on the market and being told what I wanted in a frame couldn’t be done. I decided that with having 14 years experience in the cycle industry as a shop and race mechanic, my grandfather being a steel engineer and my father who was a welder, it was time to venture in to building one that did. I pride myself on attention to detail in every bicycle that leaves my workshop, from tubing selection and design through to fabrication and finishing the complete build, everything is done in house so that the final product is always to the highest standard.
Maker - Tom Whitton
Designer - Tom Whitton
Where - Hertfordshire
HEVANS Custom Cycles
I specialize in making classically styled, lugged, steel road bikes for touring and randonneuring. I take my inspiration from the French constructeurs, to produce practical bicycles which handle well when loaded and can be ridden on the road and unmade paths. That's it.
Maker - Hywel Evans
Designer - Hywel Evans
Where - Plymouth
Basel based full custom workshop designing broad range of bikes from race, commuting, touring, tandem and MTB frames made of titanium. Best Taiwanese-handmade frames with 30 years history. All our frame are designed inhouse using sophisticated 3D CAD tools. Each Frame and wheel is hand built to the needs and demands of the new owner. We are a highly specialized in bikes with Pinion, Rohloff and the Gates belt drive. But certainly derailleur shifted bikes are also our daily business.
Designer - Biagio Colletto
Where - Basel, Switzerland
J.J. Balmestrasse 3 / CH-4053 Basel / Switzerland
A 2 years old brand with a new vision in bicycle transmission components' design. Ingrid is the fusion of different professionals figures: designers and engineers, but also consolidated riders who wanted to analyze and review the components of their two wheels.
Maker -Giulio Mancini
Designer - Giulio Mancini
Where - Italy
MOS via La Villa 28, Localita' Villa del Monte, 61034 Ghilardino PU, Italy
Islabikes- Imagine Project
With the Imagine Project Islabikes are developing a small range of sustainably produced bikes which will be manufactured in the UK. These will be utility ‘riding to school’ bikes initially that will sit alongside the current Islabikes models and will be available to customers to use on a rental-only basis.
Islabikes are committed to transitioning to a circular supply chain and hope that by leading the way others will follow. Islabikes therefore intend for the Imagine Project to be open source and will be inviting contributions and sharing their discoveries as the project grows and develops.
Islabikes Ltd, Bromfield, Ludlow, SY8 2JR
0800 008 6297
Jet McDonald is the author of Mind is the Ride, a new book about cycling and philosophy and a year long bike ride from Bristol to India. He is a writer, musician and psychiatrist who has written many articles for Boneshaker magazine.
just riding along
We build bicycle wheels. Every wheel is built to order In our York workshop from our range of high quality directly-sourced components with many customisable options.
Founded in 2004 to build tubeless mountain bike wheels, Just Riding Along now offer a range of lightweight, tubeless wheels in carbon and aluminium for road, road-disk, gravel and MTB.
Maker - Jon Webb
Designer - Rebecca Webb
Where - York
Just Riding Along, York Eco Business Centre, Amy Johnson Way, York, YO30 4AG
We make innovative full custom monocoque bicycles and components in composites, using the last and best technologies
Maker - Jon Webb
Designer - Rebecca Webb
Where - York
+34 625 121 487
ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL.
Cyclist’s footwear comfort and performance needs are not only dependent upon the type of riding they do, but their gender and how hard they ride. This goes beyond materials and construction methods to the actual foot form (the “last”) around which a shoe is built. Instead of trying to make one or two foot shapes fit every rider, we have created a variety of lasts to meet most rider’s needs. Along with custom fitting Lake hand make in a choice of 24 colours to create truly Bespoke shoes..
Lauf is Icelandic for “Leaf” which describes the company’s super-light, innovative leaf spring suspension forks which were conceived in 2010 over a bike-ride aprés beer.
Benedikt Skulasson at the time was an R&D engineer for a high-end composite prosthetic foot company when he pitched his idea to his good friendand industrial designer Gudberg Bjornsson. Proving the technology first in mountain biking, the business for Lauf has really taken off with their Grit and GritSL gravel forks.
The glass fibre springs are bonded into the carbon fibre structure and offer 30mm of zero maintenance shock absorption with exceptional small bump performance.
UK distributor: Upgrade Bikes Ltd A-B Star Road Trading Estate, Partridge Green, West Sussex, RH13 8RA
ld framework - INGRID components
My name is Davide and I'm a designer, I fill my free time building and designing bespoked steel bike frame. It's start everything with a bet with myself, saying:" Davide you can do it!" and become now an addiction. I love to challenge myself everytime with somethinng new, I like to design and build bespoked frame for my clients but i like to put everytime some of me in every project that I do and caring about all the detail, from ergonomics to the smallest detail like gps fixture or brake cable hangers. It's been almost 5 years since I started to do this.
Maker - Davide Leoni
Designer - Davide Leoni
Where - Bristol
Vale Lane, Bristol, BS3 5RU
1989 is when it all started. Sig. Marco Bertoletti started designing and developing frames for some of the Europe’s most famous cycle brands. In 2009 Marco decided to create the new brand “LEGEND by Bertoletti” into which he put all of his experience & passion. LEGEND gives you the chance to visit the factory premises and see first-hand how your frame comes to life.
Maker - Marco Bertoletti
Designer - Marco Bertoletti
Where - Italy
LEGEND FACTORY presso M.B. BIKE srl, Viale 1 Maggio 13/15, 24030 Presezzo BG Italy