Bespoked - a celebration of handmade bicycles & those who make them
At Saffron Frameworks, we create beautiful and functional bicycles by understanding first, who you are and what you want from your bicycle. We design frames which fit your cycling goals and your geometry. And we turn that into an aesthetically attractive frame. We believe in turning your ideas into designs, and those designs into truly awesome bicycles, making you the perfect traveling partner on two wheels. Primarily we built with steel but throw a bit of carbon into the mix from time to time. Each one of our frames is unique, made with our own hands.
Maker - Matthew Sowter
Designer - Matthew Sowter
Where - London
Saffron Frameworks, TB-10, Second Floor Studios & Arts, Harrington Way , London, SE18 5NR
Schwalbe is a family owned company with forty years of design and manufacturing expertise. Famous for our Marathon touring tyres, in recent years our range has expanded into high end mountain bike race tyres and now also top level road race tyres with the new Schwalbe One in clincher, tubeless and tubular versions being used by three pro-tour teams. Being a German based company, we have always produced innovative tyres for the European commuter market and were one of the leaders in balloon bike tyres with the Big Apple and Fat Frank. In addition, we have never forgotten all the old bikes still doing good service out there and so we continue to offer older, and in some cases almost obsolete, sizes with some in traditional whitewall and gumwall.
Schwalbe UK, Schwalbe Centre, Hortonwood 30, Telford, Shropshire, TF1 7ET
+44 1952 602 683
Shand is a bicycle manufacturer located in central Scotland specialising in adventure touring bikes inspired by Scotland’s roads, trails and mountains. Founded by Steven Shand in 2003, the company offers a range of hand-built steel production bikes, all made with the same passion and attention to detail as our custom frames.
Maker - Steven Shand & Russell Stout
Designer - Steven Shand & Russell Stout
Where - Livingston, Scotland
3b Nasmyth Court, Houston Industrial Estate, Livingston, Scotland, UK, EH54 5EG
+44 (0)1506 435 400
Sick! Bicycle Company - Leaders of the new school
Building bikes we want to ride.
Each steel frame is carefully designed and handmade in the UK.
Every single part is cast, cut, extruded milled, turned and brazed here in the UK.
All steel frames are manufactured by Bryan Jackson at Downland Cycles from British Reynolds 853 Steel.
Maker - Bryan Jackson
Designer - Bryan Jackson / Jordan Childs / Tim Allen
Where - Worthing Headquarters and Downland Cycles in Kent
Manufacturer of the world's finest pumps and tools for bicycles. We hand craft beautiful, functional and highly engineered products that last.
Maker - Silca
Wilfried Schmidt introduced a prototype of a gearless hub dynamo in 1992, the origin and benchmark for modern dynamos.
Serial production began 1995 in Ulm. Reliable, low-maintenance and long-lasting products destined to make cycling safer and more comfortable.
Maker - Wilfried Schmidt Maschinenbau
Designer - Wilfried Schmidt
Where - Germany
Wilfried Schmidt Maschinenbau, Aixer Straße 44, D-72072 Tübingen, Germany
UK Sales SJS - 01278-441500
Spoon Customs is about creating inspiring, wondrous moments and machines. Our bikes work flawlessly, fit perfectly and inspire you to ride more. Designed by Spoon Customs and fabricated in mainly Columbus steel by hand in Northern Italy, our bikes are designed to look rad and go fast.
Designer - Andy Carr and Tony Corke
London & Montgenevre
Where - Fabricated in Veneto, Northern Italy.
0203 856 4047
Saddleback Ltd, Unit 12 Apollo Park, Armstrong Way, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AH
01454 285 285
Dry powder coating - in a rattle can!
Spray.Bike was created out of frustration with existing products. If you’re not an experienced pro, it’s so difficult to use metal or car spray paint on bikes. It drips and dribbles and is extremely hard to control. And professional electrostatic or powder coating can get super expensive.At Vicious Cycles Athens, while trying to repair a damaged frame using a standard RAL spray, we were so disappointed with the results that we phoned up the manufacturer, “Well what do you want the paint to do?” was the reply.After 2 years of development, Spray.Bike was the answer.
Made in Athens, Greece
Stanforth are touring bike specialists, hand building steel frames and complete bikes in the UK. We will be displaying custom versions of our Kibo 26” wheeled expedition bikes for world touring, bespoke Skyelander touring bikes (660b & 700c) and our new Conway, a limited edition disc brake Reynolds 853 touring bike
Maker - Lee Cooper
Designer - Simon Stanforth
Where - Coventry/Brighton
Unit 6, 18a Arthur Street, Hove, BN3 5FD
Starling Cycles makes the fastest, most lively and beautiful steel full suspension mountain bikes. Each frame is constructed in Bristol using Reynolds 853 and Columbus tubing. All frames are available with custom front triangle geometry, and a smattering of other customer options. Currently three models are available, the Murmur a 145mm 29er and Swoop 155mm 275 Enduro race bikes and the Beady Little Eye, a 110mm singlespeed full suspension frame design purely for fun! All of the bikes, especially the Murmur have been received with massive acclaim by the mountain bike media, come to Bespoked to see them in the flesh.
Maker - Joe McEwan
Designer - Joe McEwan
Where - Bristol
Frame builder Sam and wheel builder Judith make up Stayer Cycles, we build custom bikes for on and off road adventures. This year at Bespoked we are showing our prototype N+1 cargo bike designed by Mads Hulsroy and a 29'er dirt drop adventure bike built for a cycling photographer.
Our workshops are based in Leytonstone, East London.
Where - London
13 & 14 Acacia Business Centre, Leytonstone, London , E11 3PJ
0203 581 3280
Darron Sven has been building and repairing vintage race cars and motorcycles for many years and in 2012 returned to his first love, bicycles, setting up Sven Cycles in Weymouth Dorset. Building lightweight road and track bikes he has recently been collaborating with Mog Mogford (ex Brixton Cycles) to build classically styled hub geared roadsters with a modern twist.
Also offers bike fitting service and frame repairs/renovation.
Maker - Darron Coppin
Designer - Darron Coppin
Where - Dorset, England
+44 (0)1305 776836
Since 1981, Swallow has hand-built only bespoke frames for discerning clients around the World. Each Swallow frame is unique to match the owner's size, needs and style. You will speak with the person that will design and build your frame during a detailed consultation, using a Calfee sizing jig and BikeCAD Pro. We use Reynolds 953, Columbus and other selected stainless and steel tubing with fillet brazing or hand-cut lugs to achieve exactly the bicycle or tandem you desire.
Adventurous clients can build their own frames with one-to-one tuition on our frame-building courses.
Maker - Peter Bird/Robert Wade
Designer - Peter Bird/Robert Wade
Where - Shropshire, England
PS Leisure Ltd – Bicycles by Design, The John Rose Building, High Street, Coalport, Shropshire, TF8 7HT
Swrve makes stylish urban cycling apparel. Our design concept has always been clean and simple lines.
Form follows function, a dash of elegance and a dash of street.
Tailfin specialises in creating ground-breaking, high-performance cycling products; products that allow cyclists to completely revolutionise the way they ride. At the core of the Tailfin brand is our determination to innovate - we want to produce truly remarkable products that completely change your perceptions of what is possible on a bike.
In 2017, Tailfin launched the T1 - a quick-release, carbon pannier rack which offer unsurpassed handling; the very first of its kind in the world. Tailfin will be exhibiting the T1 alongside our new range of market-leading pannier bags as well as unmissable early access to some pre-production prototypes.
Designer - Nick Broadbent, CEng
133 Cumberland Road, Bristol, BS1 6UX
+44(0)845 644 8061
ted james design
Ted James Design was founded in 2010 by Ted ‘Superted’ James. Ted started building frames eight years ago and has since made a name for himself as a top builder, winning awards at Bespoked in 2013 and 2016 and being chosen by Reynolds to build the first 921 stainless frame for testing. Ted builds all kinds of bikes (MTB, BMX, CX, Road, Touring, Track, Town) in steel, stainless steel and titanium, from custom-built one-offs and prototypes to small batches of frames. He also makes bars, forks and racks and machines a lot of his own parts for his own builds and for other framebuilders, including head tubes and bottom bracket shells. Ted’s bikes, which have been described as “future collectables”, are all hand made in the UK by Ted.
Maker - Ted James
Designer - Ted James
Where - Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK
Unit 3 M&N, Davids Lane, Nympsfield, Stonehouse, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL10 3UG
the bicycle academy
The Bicycle Academy provides frame building courses and skills masterclasses for novices, enthusiasts and pro's, and fully equipped workshop hire for those who don't have their own.
This year we're excited to be launching our own range of frame building tools and Jigs, bicycle sizing and fitting courses for frame builders, along with other brand new frame building and skills courses too.
Maker - You
Where - Frome
Unit 1a, The Welsh Mill, Park Hill Drive, Frome, Somerset, BA11 2LE
Dan Titchmarsh is a second generation motorsport engineer and frame builder working from his rural workshop overlooking The Vale of York. He specialises in producing high quality, high performance titanium cycles. With the emphasis on biomechanics as well as engineering excellence, Dan works with some of the best cycle fitters and physiotherapists in the UK to provide the ultimate in service and value for the discerning rider. An award winner at previous shows, this year he will be exhibiting his latest titanium road builds, including his own race bike. Be sure to check them out at this years show, and stop by the workshop for a brew next time you’re passing
Maker - Dan Titchmarsh
Designer - Dan Titchmarsh
Where - York
Based 12 miles east of York
Toad Custom Cycles design and hand build bespoke steel framed bicycles, using traditional methods. After a few years of building up the business out of a converted old stable yard, Toad has now moved to a dedicated workshop in Great Abington, Cambridgeshire. Each bicycle is uniquely designed and crafted for the individual, to their specific requirements, using the finest materials and components. Since 2012, Toad has created a diverse range of bicycles, from tough Fillet Brazed mountain bikes, sleek and fast Road bikes, through to a very unique 1960’s inspired Light Tourer.
Maker - Toby Gallagher
Designer - Toby Gallagher
Where - Cambridgeshire
Trillion is a UK manufacturer of gravity/enduro focused mountain bikes. Frames are made to order by Shand Cycles in Livingston, Scotland.
Maker - Shand team
Designer - Matt Granger
Where - Scotland
Brake House, Tachbrook Road, Leamington Spa, CV31 3SF
+44 (0)1926 359 632
I build variable head angle bikes out of composite materials. The variable head angle is a new concept and allows the rider to adjust the front fork angle from 60-70 degrees without dismounting . The bike geometry can quickly be altered for uphill or downhill with a simple twist of a knob whilst moving. The movement is height compensated to keep the bike at the same height on any setting. I am showing a carbon fibre and aluminium mtb with a head angle adjustment of 60-70 degrees
Maker - Peter Charnaud
Designer - Peter Charnaud
Where - Brighton UK
Velo Atelier is a full service bike studio situated in the beautiful countryside just outside Warwick. With over 25 years experience, we combine old-fashioned service and modern thinking. Our clients seek us out. We are not defined by what we build, but by who our clients are. We build bikes collaboratively, inviting our clients into the entire build process. We offer bespoke steel from Meteor Works, custom-engineered carbon/titanium from Bastion Cycles and adventure frames from Open. We sell what we use and thrive on the relationships that grow from designing and building excellent bikes.
Maker - (Lee Prescott - Meteor Works) (Ben Shultz & James Woolcock - Bastion)
Designer - (Lee Prescott - Meteor Works) (Ben Shultz & James Woolcock - Bastion)
Unit 9, Hatton Technology Park, Hatton, Warwickshire. CV35 8XB
+44 1926 842469
university of iowa
Art and engineering students at the University of Iowa Design, Build and Ride hand built bicycles, with new technology and traditional tools. Frames are made in both steel and titanium and have been exhibited at both NAHBS and the Philly Bike Expo. Each frame exhibited is designed and fabricated by one student at the University of Iowa. Since 2010 81 students have built bikes, with some going on to work in the industry and become independent frame builders.
Maker - Professor Steve McGuire and students
Designer - Professor Steve McGuire and students
Where - Iowa, USA
Werking cycles is a startup created in Trentino (in the north of Italy). The main purpose is to made high-performance products for enthusiastic cyclists. All products are made in our workshop in Trentino, nothing is done or made in the Far East. The production process, from concept to delivery of the product is handled internally. The company mission is to make carbon fiber frames, fully customized, suitable for a demanding custumers.
Where - Italy
Sega di Vallarsa, 38068, Italy
We are a USA component manufacture. Since 1978 we have been producing high end precision CNC components for the cycling community. We are best known for our hubs and drivetrain components. All our products are manufactured at our facility located in California, and we take enormous pride in the engineering, manufacturing and finishing that goes into each and every component we produce.
Maker - Doug White
Designers - Doug & Alec White
Where - USA
Winter Bicycles manufactures custom bicycles and luxurious necessities including forks, stems, racks and other fittings. All products are individually tailored for the customer’s needs by Eric Estlund in Eugene, Oregon. Winter Bicycles carry a sense of year round versatility with an emphasis on fresh, clean design, practical features and subtle detailing.
Eric will work with you to incorporate the design and features relevant for your uses and priorities, from performance race bikes to everyday city bikes and commuters. Winter Bicycles’ goal is to put you on the best fitting and performing bicycle for your specific needs.
Maker - Eric Estlund
Designer - Eric Estlund
Where - Springfield, Oregon, United States
Wittson Custom Ti Cycles
Already well known as a frame-builder for COLNAGO, Vidmantas “Vitas” Zukauskas has been building best-selling frames from the mid-90s, going by the names Monotitan, Ovaltitan, Ovalmaster, Master BiTitan, CT1, etc. These works of master craftsmanship are broadly recognized and their quality speaks for itself. Over time, Vitas has become more and more well known as a master in ti frame building with worldwide orders from cyclists that value craftsmanship. His son has become involved in ti frame building and they have embarked on a new journey with WITTSON. These are bespoke tailor-made frames built to last a lifetime.
Maker - Vidmantas Zukauskas
Designer - Mindaugas Zukauskas
Where - Lithuania
Svajones g. 8, LT-94105 Klaipeda, Lithuania
+370 600 38 775
All our frames are made from steel and we can design and build you anything from a very traditional touring bike, modern hub-gear belt drive do-it-all bike, hardtail Mountain Bike or modern 953 Stainless Steel race bike.
Each Woodrup frame is individually hand crafted to our customers own specification, design and finish.
Maker - Kevin Sayles
Designer - Tony Woodrup & Kevin Sayles
Where - Leeds
345-347 Kirkstall Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS4 2HD