2019

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

Framebuilder of the week - Winston Vaz

London based, veteran frambuilder Winston Vaz has been making bicycles his whole life, initially with Holdsworth then for 27 years with Roberts.

Maruya Cycles Interview

With so much thought, consideration, conversation and skill behind every single bike at Bespoked we thought we'd ask the builders to give a bit more detail.

Japanese framebuilders Maruya Cycles explain what it takes to make bikes to race the legendary KEIRIN series.

 

 

The Bike's Story - How this bike came into being

With so much thought, consideration, conversation and skill behind every single bike at Bespoked we thought we'd ask the builders to tell 'The Bike's Story'. The first framebuilder up is Sam from Stayer Cycles explaining how the bike above came to be

The Bike's Story - Fahrradbau Stolz

With so much thought, consideration, conversation and skill behind every single bike at Bespoked we thought we'd ask the builders to tell 'The Bike's Story'. Swiss framebuilder Robi Stolz, of Fahrradbau Stolz tells the story about how this bike came to be.

Framebuilder of the Week - Starling Bicycles

Bristol based builder of full suspension, steel mountain bikes.

An ex aerospace stress engineer Joe makes bikes designed to bring a smile from ear to ear. Now that's a fine way to remove any stress!

The Steel Bicycle Project

The Steel Bicycle Project launches at Bespoked this year. A project of the International Bicycle Engineering Research Group, it aims to raise awareness of key scientific and engineering principles that relate to steel bicycle design.

Meet the Maker - Darron Coppin of Sven Cycles

A view into the workshop of Sven Cycles in Weymouth, Dorset.

Framebuilder of the Week - Woodrup Cycles

Kevin Sayles of Woodrup Cycles, has been building bicycles since his 16th birthday, which he celebrated a mere 46 years ago! Now in his second innings at Woodrup’s Kevin still has a passion for carving lugs which is evident in his exquisite work below.

Bespoked Times 2018

Bespoked 2017 Film

A film made at Bespoked 2017, featuring Ricky Feather (Feather Cycles) Adeline O Moreau (Mercredi), Petor Georgallou (Dear Susan) Toby Gallagher (Toad Custom Cycles), Caren Hartley (Hartley Cycles) Dave Yates, Mather Sowter (Saffron Frameworks). Film by cassettemedia.com

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Framebuilder of the Week - Adeline O'Moreau of Mercredi

 

London based, Belgian framebuilder and bike racer manages to find time to answer our questions. As Single Speed European Champion she know exactly how to make a bike and make it go fast!