Bespoked - The UK Handmade Bicycle Show - A Celebration of Handmade Bicycles & Those Who Make Them
Well made things to make things well. Born out of a desire to raise standards and remove unnecessary barriers to entry Academy Tools was started by The Bicycle Academy in 2012 to create innovative tool solutions for established and aspiring frame builders. Thousands of bikes have been produced, all over the world, using Academy Tools. Our award winning tools are trusted by hobbyists and professionals including the likes of Brompton, Bastion Cycles, Saffron Frameworks, Prova Cycles, Robot Bikes, Quirk Cycles, Five Land Bikes, Hope Technology, Mercredi and many more.
Established in 2019, Aion Cycles is a small one-man adventure run by Pablo Zumárraga in Madrid, Spain. With the aim to build what he calls “Workshop bicycles” he is begining to produce carefully handmade steel machines that are as functional as they are beautiful.
Alfano Frameworks is built on the idea that cycling is for everyone. Based in Leicester, I build bikes inspired by the traditions of the early twentieth century. Bespoke bikes should be a viable alternative for any keen cyclist. I create bikes that are made to measure to fit you perfectly and do exactly what you need them to do. Come and have a chat about design options and how we can make a bike that is uniquely yours.
Alpine Luddites builds custom rucksacks and bags for bike packing and adventure cycling. My bike bags have seen use in most major multiday races & tours: Tour Divide, Silk Road Race, Colorado Trail, AZ700, Trans America, Torino Nice, Peruvian Divide, Trans America MTB race. I design and build every bag in my Colorado shop to meet your specific needs from ultra light to extremely durable. I also offer my bags to frame builders to fully outfit bikes to their customers.
Designer -John Campbell
Maker - John Campbell
Where - Montrose, Colorado, USA
armour custom bicycles
Armour Bicycles are designed, built and painted in Edinburgh by Andrew Armour. The aim is to make beautiful bikes that walk the fine line between rugged and svelte, between practical and ornate. I'll be showing Armour #18 Fillet Brazed Road and Armour #20 Bilaminate Gravel/Tourer.
Maker - Andrew Amour
Designer - Andrew Armour
Where - Edinburgh
Bamboo Bicycle club
Founded in London in 2012, through a love of bicycles and engineering, we want to give everyone the opportunity to build a bike from scratch! Regardless of being young or old, a cycling enthusiast or beginner, an experienced mechanic or novice – we are committed to enabling people to build cutting-edge bikes that are sustainable and can be completely recycled after many years of usage.
All profits are re-invested in R&D, and we work closely with universities to continually test prototype technology for building bicycles. This knowledge is then passed on via educational programmes to schools, and to anyone attending a weekend workshop or building at home.
Here at Barbastelle we design, hand-build, paint and assemble bespoke road bikes to order. We care about the quality and design of your bike, taking time to determine whats best for you, the rider. Every bike we build is different, brazed in our workshop by hand, hand painted to your specification and then fitted with the parts and accessories chosen by you.
BBLOQUE BIKES believe in transforming a thought into something real and tangible. We build hand-crafted bikes and custom frames, one by one in our Headquarter in Madrid.
Conceiving a geometrical and technical set which improve the skills and performance of the cyclist allowing to increase the sensations to achieve the goals set.
Since 2016 we strive to provide a quality product, exclusive and personalized, meeting our costumer’s expectations.
We provide and adapt ourselves to your needs to make something unique.
AV.PEDRO DIEZ 38, MADRID
Bear Frame Supplies
Combining the knowledge gained from frame building, a love of cycling and 25 years experience in CNC machining, Bear Frame Supplies has a cyclicious line up of off the shelf and custom frame parts made in the UK, ranging from head tubes to rear dropouts and everything in between!
Maker - Aaron Ward
Designer - Aaron Ward
Where - Leighton Buzzard
Elizabeth Beaumont Colebrook has over 30 years experience in the industry taking time out to train and practice as an Occupational Therapist before returning to the trade in 2005 to work for Islabikes. In 2015, Liz established her own artisan framebuilding business, welcoming customers needing or preferring to ‘step-through’ the frame but not exclusively. Liz also owns TJ Cycles and the exclusive rights to build this world famous iconic British short-wheelbased frameset. Recently, Liz has collaborated with Blacksmith turned framebuilder Chris Yeomans of ‘Smithy Frameworks’ to keep her orderbook up to date. This year they'll ride to Bespoked by cargobike carrying everything they need to put on a low-carbon show with some of their customers joining them en route.
Maker - Elizabeth Colebrook
Designer - Elizabeth Colebrook
Where - Shropshire
Colebatch Farm, Colebatch Nr Bishop's Castle, Shropshire, SY9 5JY
Sébastien KLEIN is an independent builder from France who recently move to London.
His work is strongly influence by 30s and 40s French builders and his practice of Long distance riding.
Sébastien win the first place (in the rookie category) at the "Concours De Machine" this year, a revival of the Technical Trial as they use to be in the 40s.
All his bikes are design, made and painted by him self with a great attention to details.
He will present a range of randonneur bikes at Bespoked this year.
Campagnolo designs, develops and produces components and wheels for road cycling, triathlon and cyclocross. All our products aim to optimize the performance of cyclists, whatever the conditions. Each element, each component is therefore conceived to work to perfection as part of a shifting system whose strength lies in the set of individual elements as a whole. In the world of cycling Campagnolo maintains its role as an innovator par excellence. Not only performance but also quality, control, ergonomics, efficiency and aerodynamics.A concentrate of technical details, care and attention that make our products worthy of the name Campagnolo.
Maker - Campagnolo
Designer - Campagnolo
Where - Italy
Via della Chimica, 4 – 36100 VICENZA (ITALY)
Chater-Lea, originally established in 1890, has returned with a mission unique to its very British soul.
Throughout the first half of the twentieth century, Chater-Lea represented the high tide of design and engineering globally in the manufacture of cycle components. Today, the revitalised brand combines this tradition with advanced manufacturing technologies to create exceptional modern components worthy of the marque.
In reviving Chater-Lea we set out to champion Britain’s re-emerging prowess in manufacturing excellence while paying homage to our nation’s illustrious cycling heritage. Our debut product encapsulates Chater-Lea’s renowned cornerstone philosophy: beautiful and unique design, engineered to last a lifetime. Chater-Lea: Better Than Ever.
Where - England
Since 1976 Chris King Precision Components have been machining their own legendary bearings, and building them into industry leading headsets, hubs and bottom brackets. Fully serviceable and without compromise, their bearings get even faster with age. When other bearings wear out Chris King bearings wear in.
Designer - Chris King
Where - Portland - USA
Saddleback Ltd, Unit 12 Apollo Park, Armstrong Way, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AH
01454 285 285
The Barco story started in 1947 when Mario starting work with Padua based frame builder Torpado. His sons Alberto and Maurizio followed their father into the trade building frames for Scapin.
In 2007 Alberto and his wife Fabiola who also worked at Scapin, purchased the tooling and started Cicli Barco, along with Maurizio and their son Gianluca. Making Cicli Barco is a true family business.
Today Barco specialise in custom built steel frames, including beautiful traditional lugged, stunning micro tig welded and carbon/steel combined frames and forks. Imported to the UK by LifecycleUK in Suffolk.
LifecycleUK, 108 High Street, Bildeston, Suffolk, IP7 7EB
Ciclos Helike is a bicycle framebuilder settled in the warm coast of south-east Spain. Since 2017 we produce hand made steel frames, forks, stems and racks. Although we love building bicycles in all their many fashions we have a special interest in adventure touring bikes and custom built wheels. Everything is designed and made at our headquarters located in the ancient town of Elche. 25 centuries of History nurture our workshop with vibrant energy and a true love for things well done. This heritage also serves as inspiration to design and produce our sturdy yet elegant machines.
Maker -Manuel Serrano
Designer - Manuel Serrano
Where - Elche - Alicante (SPAIN)
Elche - Alicante (SPAIN)
+34 629 894 049.
From my workshop in Bristol, I make award winning, beautiful and functional bikes and components from steel. I specialise in building utilitarian bikes for city life, and on and off road touring: integrating lights, racks, and mudguards. All my bikes feature my own handmade racks and stems, making my bikes strong, elegant and cohesive.
Maker - Pi Manson
Designer - Pi Manson
Where - Bristol
ColourBolt bikes are built for optimal performance and aesthetics. With Velorution as ColourBolt’s exclusive partner, every bike starts with an individual fitting. Then, based on the client’s bespoke specifications and geometry, the frames are made by some of the UK’s leading framebuilding talent, including Lee Cooper and BTR Fabrications. One single coloured chainring bolt brings a final understated touch to every ColourBolt
Designer - Roger Graver and Jay Pond-Jones
101 Wardour St, London, W1H 0UN
Maker - Lee Cooper & and BTR Fabrications
Where - Coventry & Frome
020 8133 5698
The story of the most famous steel tubes in the history of cycling began in 1919 when A.L. Colombo founded his steel plant with the ambition to “to do business in iron and steel and make a fair and honest profit,”. The result was the history of cycling as we know it: legendary tube sets AIR, MAX (first tube-set to break the tradition of conventional diameters and introduce concept of orientated ellipses and differentiated sections), SL, SLX, NIVACROM (EL and Genius), Altec, Starship and Spirit right up to the most 2009’s XCR, the world’s first ever tubeless stainless steel tube set which allows for the production of a steel frame competitive (and out-performing in some categories) at the highest level of the sport on all levels: weight (sub-1400g), rigidity, fatigue resistance and of course the remarkably superior handling of steel.
Via G. di Vittorio 21, 2090 Caleppio di Settala (MI), Italy
London based Condor Cycles with its store on the Gray’s Inn Road has been serving London’s cycling community since 1948. Each frame in the Condor range is now hand built at their factory in Italy. Despite Condor having strong ties with the racing scene, the range includes bicycle frames for commuting, touring and track made from steel, aluminium, titanium and carbon. Condor is a family run business and continues the ethos that there should be no compromise between performance, quality construction, beautiful ride and style.
Maker - Various
Designer - Ben Spurrier/Neil Manning/Grant Young
Where - Northern Italy
49-53 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8PP, UK
+44 (0)20 7269 6820
Based in North Norfolk, Crossley Metal is a rider owned frame building workshop fabricating in steel. It aims to create custom machines which combine exciting aesthetics and top end performance in all areas of cycling.
Proud sponsor of Team FSR - racing Eastern/London League and National trophy Cyclocross.
Watch out for new carbon products in 2019!
Maker - Duncan Crossley
Designer - Duncan Crossley
Where - Norfolk
Since the beginning in 1972 Curtis bikes have specialized in handmaking nothing but off road competition dirt bikes , every frames tube set is chosen to suit the riders size , weight , riding style , and frame choice which enables us to build the customer their perfect frame for the job . When we say handmade we mean handmade there is no fancy machinery in our workshop only a vice , hacksaw, files and a hand operated tube bender and a whole heap of passion. So if a perfectly fitting frame that handles like a dream is what your after then talk to the experts at Curtis bikes and we will build it for you.
Maker - Brian Curtis
Designer - Gary Woodhouse
Where - Wiltshire
Unit 2, The Stables, Stowford Manor Farm, Wingfield, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 9LH
Since 1977, we specialize in hand-built on measure randonneurs and cyclosportifs bicycles. Our leather saddles, handlebar bags and panniers, stainless steel fenders and many other of our products are all made under one roof, here in Pont de Vaux, France by a small team of dedicated artisans.
Where - Pont de Vaux, France
03 85 51 46 46