2019

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

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NEW FRAMEBUILDERS

 

Quinntessentialcolours@gmail.com

 

Quinntessential Colours

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

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

 

HELLO@QUIRKCYCLES.COM

 

prova cycles

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

www.provacycles.com

mark@provacycles.com

+(61) 0490 049 736

Rakshasa Customs

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.

 commuter.

Maker - Cameron

Designer - Cameron

Where - London

 

www.rakshasacustoms.co.uk

rakshasacustoms@gmail.com

07787 692 093

reynolds

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.

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Building 21, Shaftmoor Industrial Estate, 226 Shaftmoor Lane, Hall Green, Birmingham B28 8SP

www.reynoldstechnology.biz

toptubes@reynoldstechnology.biz

0121 777 3853

rink cycles

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

 

www.rinkcycles.com

 office@rinkcycles.com

+4369912204128

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

https://rodfordbuilt.co.uk

info@rodfordbuilt.co.uk

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

www.ryanbuildswheels.co.uk

ryan@ryanbuildswheels.co.uk

07534 583 568