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This feature offers the opportunity to learn more about exhibitors’ individual style and inspirations, as well as giving an insight into their behind the scenes preparation for Bespoked 2014.

Every week we will ask a couple of different framebuilders the same five questions and along with photos of them, their workshops and the bikes they make display them on these pages.


Testing BTR Style

1. What defines your style as a frame builder?

Function over form, our bikes are designed to be ridden and abused. Our signatures are X gussets, TIG welded frames and hardtails with unconventional geometries.

2. Who, or what has inspired you?

I guess Curtis is what started it off for us, but what keeps us going is improving outdated hardtail geometry, misleading industry marketing and the constant need for better bikes.

3. Are you preparing anything special for Bespoked 2014?

We have plans to put a full suspension bike into production pretty soon, so we will be pedlling that at Bespoked


Beautiful Tig Welding


4. Where is your favourite place to ride?

That's a tough one, anywhere with good people who enjoy riding bikes as much as we do. Good dirt helps to pile on the stoke though.

Photo - Goldseal Photography

5.If you weren’t a framebuilder what would you be?

Probably would be very missreable on a factory floor (Burf) or at a CAD station (Tam).

Framebuilders of the week
getting to know the people that make the bikes



Frome - Somerset


Previous framebuilders of the week

Advanced Velo Design - Karl Sparenberg

Ahearne Cycles - Joseph Ahearne

Craddock - Richard Craddock

Donhou Bicycles - Tom Donhou


Grim Bicycles -Rollo Lunn


Makers - Tam Hamilton & Paul Burford

Designer - Tam Hamilton & Paul Burford

BTR Fabrications

Where - Frome

Number Made PA - 10 - 20

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Burf and Tam Racing (that's BTR) is the creation of bike geeks Burf who loves making stuff, and Tam who loves designing stuff. Together they make a formidable pair in the world of innovative bike design and building.
It's become our mission to create good honest bicycle frames for people that couldn't care less about the hype, but who just love to ride their bike fast, because that's what we like to do. We are also currently working on a few new ideas that will change the way you think about your bike, so keep 'em peeled!


Unit 19B, The Welsh Mill,Park Hill Drive, Frome, Somerset, BA11 2LE

Web - www.btr-fabrications.com

Email - btrfabrications@gmail.com

Phone - +44 (0) 7843 841 796



Previous framebuilders of the week

Mawis - Mathias Scherer

Malcolm Custom

Satoma Cycles

Shand Cycles - Steven Shand

Strawberry Bicycles- Andy Newlands

Sven Cycles - Darron Coppin

Sword Cycles - Tim Leicester

Wittson Custom