Bespoked - a celebration of handmade bicycles & those who make them

maruya

Maruya aims to provide elegant and timeless bicycles. To achieve this goal, Maruya continuously pursues ride quality, finish, and attractive design. These precise frames are made by “NJS"(KEIRIN) artisans, using advanced technologies developed for KEIRIN. The design is based on a Japanese traditional arts motif and finished by arts and craftspeople. Once you have discovered Japanese handmade bicycles, you will wish to possess and ride one. It will be our pleasure to serve you.

 

 

Designer - Miyuki Asahiyama

Maker -  Tsukasa Murayama

Where - Japan

 

1154-2-1213, Ichigaocho, Aoba-ku, Yokohama-shi, 225-0024, Japan

www.maruya-cycle.co.jp

info@maruya-cycle.co.jp

+81 45 532 8468

Meander Apparel

Meander Apparel is a new direct to consumer brand on a mission to simplify life for the modern adventurer with a sustainable and versatile clothing collection.   The brand launched on Indiegogo in 2018 with the first Meander jacket designed to make life easy for the commuter cyclist by combining classic styling with high performance fabrics and an innovative packable design.   Meander will launch a full collection for commuters and adventurers this year.  Expect to see prototypes in the making at Bespoked!

Maker - Jill and Steve Henry

Designer -

Where - Scotland

www.meanderapparel.com

info@meanderapparel.com

 07913 741 637

 

MERIVALE CYCLE WORKS

After a professional life using my hands, I needed to ‘keep on keeping on’ in retirement. I am a passionate cyclist. I have enjoyed years of commuting to work by bicycle. Sometimes, that was the best bit of the day. I have also undertaken much

longer cycling trips. It therefore seemed reasonable to combine the need to use my hands, and that passion for the bicycle. I built my first frame at Downland Cycles. Thereafter I attended The Bicycle Academy to further develop my skills. I believe that the bike you jump on for a trip to the shops, the bike you commute on, head to the beach on, or go camping on, should be the bike that you just love. After all, why leave your favourite bike in the shed awaiting that rare, dry, and free Saturday morning,? You might as well await the blue moon. Why not ride ‘best’ all of the time?

 

Maker - Charlie Merivale

Designer - Charlie Merivale

Where - Dorset

 

grandini2@john-lewis.com

 

moulton bicycles

Dr Alex Moulton pioneered the small wheeled bicycle revolution nearly 50 years ago. All of today's small wheeled cycles owe a debt of gratitude to the original Moulton 'F' frame design which not only introduced and proved the concept of full-size bicycles with small wheels, but also, right from launch in 1962, have utilised front and rear suspension systems for improved comfort and performance. The Moulton bicycle has been developed and refined constantly ever since and is held in high regard throughout the world.

Maker -

Designer -

Where - Wiltshire

The Moulton Bicycle Company, Holt Road, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1AH

www.moultonbicycles.co.uk

office@moultonbicycles.co.uk

+44(0)1225 865895

 

Old Grey Electric Co

I build all sorts of bicycles in my seaside workshop in East Sussex. All of my frames are made from steel, and are welded through electric wizardry ; with the deliberate intent aim for something fun, tough, and simple that you will be stoked to ride”.

Maker - Tom Booth

Designer - Tom Booth

Where -

 

 

oldgreyelectricco@gmail.com

Telephone - +44 7976 914088