Bespoked - a celebration of handmade bicycles & those who make them
Quintessential Colours is a small custom paint and refinishing workshop that I started in 2017. After 11 years in the bicycle industry as a Workshop Manager, having helped and overseen people create and complete countless custom builds, I found real appreciation for hand built bicycles and those that have the skills to create such beautiful articles. I wanted to to go further than just finish the picture, that's when I was invited to Bespoked 2017 by Rakshasa Customs. Having known each other for several years and watching our progression, we decided to come together and create for his debut. It was in this experience that Quinntessential Colours came about. Following this, I Completed the Cole Coatings Intro to Paint course which sharpened my skill set and added new ones which has proved invaluable to providing a fully custom and professional finish to each project I undertake.
Painter - Paul Quinn
Where - South east London
South east London
Quirk Cycles produce functional custom frames for road, gravel, cross and MTB. We offer four models to help you with your adventures specialising in making versatile, multi-surface machines. Each model has been inspired, designed and ridden in some of the toughest most demanding endurance cycling events in the world.
For us quality starts at home and this is why we hand build all our frames in our North London workshop. Manufacturing has gradually moved out of the UK but having the opportunity to see and hold the thing we're making cannot be substituted.
Maker - Rob Quirk
Designer - Rob Quirk
Where - London
Prova was started by Mark Hester, a mechanical engineer with years of experience in automotive and motorsport. It was while working in the UK that Mark started the journey to becoming a framebuilder after a visit to an early Bespoked and spending time at TBA where the first few Prova's were built.
Mark is as happy on an EWS stage as at the coffee shop after a road loop and the bikes reflect the wide spectrum of riding he enjoys. One of biggest drivers for starting building frames is a passion for engineering design and while the bikes are respectful to the tradition of building they are also some of the first in the world to incorporate TIG welded 3D printed structures.
Maker - Mark Hester
Designer - Mark Hester
Where - Victoria, Australia
412 Heidelberg Rd, Fairfield 3078, Victoria, Australia
+(61) 0490 049 736
Cameron Jarvis was trained as a jewellery maker. However, before long, his favourite hobby led him to take up work as a bicycle mechanic. After more than a decade in the trade he is still as passionate about bikes as he was on day one. Cameron studied fillet brazing at the Bicycle Academy. He then spent a further two years servicing bikes by day and welding by night, thereby honing his craft. In 2016 Rakshasa Customs was born. We specialise in off-road frames as that’s what we know, and that’s what we ride. Utilising full tube sets, mixing and matching tubes from different manufacturers, and sometimes even producing our own, we create aesthetic, individual, and durable frames, ideally suited to the owner and to their particular riding style.
Maker - Cameron
Designer - Cameron
Where - London
07787 692 093
REILLY CYCLE WORKS
REILLY Cycle Works embodies the beliefs of its three founders Mark Reilly, Neil FitzGerald and Damon Fisher. With every Reilly bike, we seek to push the boundaries of design and bicycle manufacturing to support real riders. Mark has established himself as one of the UK's pre-eminent British bicycle designers having created many hugely successful frame models/designs for many famous brands, nobody else in the UK knows titanium so well, he has also taught frame building to far more than one winner of the brilliant Bespoked show.
UNIT 6, LEVEL 3, New England HOUSE, BRIGHTON BN1 4GH
Life began in a back bedroom in 2010. From a single sewing machine, founder Nathan made pedal straps, firstly for himself, then for his friends. Interest grew, so did Restrap, and Nathan branched out to develop the full range of bags, luggage and accessories available today.
The back bedroom quickly became too small. Today Restrap occupies a large workshop in Leeds, and has become a close-knit team of machinists, designers, family and friends.
Now Restrap is the largest manufacturer of Bike Packing and Bicycle Luggage as well as Accessories in the UK and is sold and distributed in over 35 countries with all our products hand made in our Yorkshire Workshop .
11 Carlton Trading Estate , Leeds, LS12 2QG
0113 245 1128
Innovation is at the heart of all we do. Reynolds Technology invented tube butting back in 1898 as a way to reduce weight safely, and almost 120 years on, this process is still being used on lightweight bike frames today. Reynolds first brought out the highly alloyed steel 531 back in 1935, introduced the first heat treated steel to the industry with the advent of 753 in 1976, and, most recently, have started exploring the possibilities of 3D printing technology, with 3D printed titanium dropouts now commercially available. Their super-steel 953 is currently the strongest tube-set available to builders, and with titanium, hydroformed aluminium, air-hardening 631 and 853, and cold-worked 921, there’s a material to meet every specification. Reynolds celebrate their 120th birthday this December and are still operating out of Birmingham where our story first began, well over a century ago.
Building 21, Shaftmoor Industrial Estate, 226 Shaftmoor Lane, Hall Green, Birmingham B28 8SP
0121 777 3853
Rink Cycles stands for handmade and custom classic bicycles. All bicycles are created in close communication with our customers. Therefore, a Rink Cycle becomes a reflection of its owner. Classic craftsmanship, design, geometry and fittings merge into the process of creating a unique bike that meets 100% of the needs and expectations of our customer. At the same time, our customer has the chance to take part in the traditional craftsmanship of bicycle frame construction and can experience the new, modern method of creating a Unique Bicycle. We produce Race Bikes, Travel Bikes, Gravel Bikes, MTB's as well as Urban Bikes with or without e-power.
Maker - Juergen Putzi
Designer - Juergen Putzi
Where - Villach - Austria
rodford built transport systems
Rodford Built make cargo bikes, bikes that carry kids, bread, pizzas or lots of parcels. assisted by motors or just powered by you, our fresh thinking helps more folk do more by bike. Our bikes, designed and built in Bristol UK are here to help move you and your urban space forward.
Maker - Rob Bushill & Steve
Designer - Rob Bushill & Steve
Where - Bristol
Unit C, Rodford Elm Cottage, Bristol BS37 8QF
07963 373728 or 07801 150727
ryan builds wheels
Lovingly laced to obsessive perfection, we craft custom wheels just for you using the best tools and techniques available.
Now entering it's fourth year as a full time passion RyanBuildsWheels continues to go from strength to strength with 2018 seeing us launch a new endeavor - www.SpokesFromRyan.com -
providing custom cut spokes to the masses; ask us about our trade and public accounts!
We've bought down some of our most popular and favourite builds along with a whole bunch of hubs for you to handle; come take a look and spend a moment to get a quote on your next set or just to talk all things wheels.
Build your own? Come grab a pair of rim measurement spokes on the house!"
Maker - Ryan Downes
Designer - Ryan Downes
Where - Bristol
07534 583 568