Bespoked - a celebration of handmade bicycles & those who make them
Maker - Erik Noren
Designer - Erik Noren
2718 E 27th St., Minneapolis, MN 55406
Maker - Mark Hester
Bakehouse Road, Kensington, Victoria, Australia
+(61) 0490 049 736
From passion to pedal QUOC believes in simple innovation, to create a shoe that effortlessly moulds the foot to the pedal. Our shoes eliminate one more distraction from your ride and allow you to focus on the journey ahead.
Designer - Quoc Pham
64 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 0AS
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
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
(0) 121 777 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
I build steel bicycle frames one at a time, by hand in a small workshop in central Bristol. My aim is to build bikes that are functionally as good as I can make them, built in the most rational way I can find whilst also retaining as much scope as possible for meaningful customization. I do try to make them look nice too, but believe there is more to a good bike than a pretty paint job.
Maker - Robin Mather
Designer - Robin Mather
Where - Bristol
robot bike co
We set out to build the ultimate mountain bikes, using the very best design, materials, and manufacturing technologies . We believe we have achieved that goal, and the reviews of our frames seem to agree. Each and every frame we make is custom made, we don’t believe in three sizes fits all. Using a combination of proprietary carbon tubes and titanium lugs that are produced using Additive Manufacturing (or 3d Printing as many call it) we are able to produce frames in any size/geometry, and they are made by hand here in the UK.
The team behind Robot Bike Co has experience in both the world of aerospace and F1, as well of course as the bike industry. We’ve also enlisted the expertise of other companies such as Renishaw, Altair and GRM, and individuals such as Dave Weagle who developed the DW6 suspension platform for us, one that has been simply described as the best there is.
Maker - Ed Haythornthwaite
Designer - Ben Farmer, Rob Gow, Andy Hawkins, Ed Haythornthwaite, Ben Robarts-Arnold
Where - Monmouth, Wales
Wyastone Business Park, Monmouth, NP25 3SR
01600 887 513
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
0117 9070 768
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