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

 

Maker - Jill Hennery

Designer -

Where -

3 Bramdean View, Edinburgh, EH10 6JX

www.meanderapparel.com

info@meanderapparel.com

 

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

 

NICHOLS FRAMEWORKS

Verity combined her love of all things cycling with her experience as a designer in the creation of Nichols Frameworks. A Specialist in multidisciplinary design, with a keen eye for detail, she utilises the best components to produce aesthetically beautiful bicycles built for the task. After Verity designs and builds the frames they are finished with a custom paint job, ensuring that every customer is provided with a one-of a kind companion.

Maker - Verity Nichols

Designer - Verity Nichols

Where -

 

www.nicholsframeworks.com

hello@nicholsframeworks.com

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