Bespoked - The UK Handmade Bicycle Show - A Celebration of Handmade Bicycles & Those Who Make Them
Fresh from his successful USA pilgrimage, frame building Odyssey and debut appearance at the North American Handmade Bicycles Show Petor Georgallou of Dear Susan comes to Bespoked riding a spiritually enlightened path towards building average bikes for average people as a substrate for extra ordinary paint.
‘Petor comes at cycling from a place of fun, experimentation, and sometimes radical self-expression. Dear Susan bicycles are a breath of fresh air for even the most cynical and furrowed-browed frame building enthusiast.’
Maker - Petor Georgallou
Designer - Petor Georgallou
Where - Margate
0794 6543 145
Demon Frameworks is about design, craftsmanship and tradition. Making traditional lugged steel frames with the unmistakable Hermes lugs and also striking one-off designs that cannot be found anywhere else. Alongside framebuilding Demon also offers a beautiful and functional weather-proof cycling jacket made in England with the historic Ventile ™ fabric.
Maker - Tom Warmerdam
Designer - Tom Warmerdam
Where - Southampton
+44 (0) 02380 639194
Enigma Bicycle Works are the UK's oldest titanium frame builder, and one of very few who manufacture titanium frames in Great Britain. Enigma provides a complete service, with a showroom, fitting studio, frame building workshop plus paint and titanium finishing all under one roof. Enigma also produces beautifully handcrafted steel frames in addition to offering a comprehensive repair and refinishing service. With many awards under their belt including several at the prestigious NAHBS show in America, Enigma are a must-see and a stalwart of the British frame building scene.
Maker - Joe Walker / Sam Watson
Designer - Richard Lambert / Greg Stevens
Where - East Sussex
Enigma Bicycle Works, 13 Apex Park, Diplocks Way, Hailsham, East Sussex. BN27 3JU
Building bicycle frames since 1995 with lots of breaks, due to studying, job and riding rather than building, I did start over in 2014 in my own small shop. This was made possible through fantastic friends like Kai, Recep, Flori, Sean, Ross and most important Esther. Since 1998, when done with racing, I do love my SingleSpeed and lately my 29er MonsterCrosser. With ideas like the original exzentriker, at first realized with Habi, its derivations, the spanner or steel frames – ingenious components are solving problems nagging cyclists now and in the future.
Maker - Toby
Designer - Toby
Where - Freiburg, Germany
Exzentriker, Tobias Wasser, Hildastr. 24, 79102, Freiburg, Germany
We are fascinated by the bicycle,a fast and eco-friendly means of transport, a sturdy and inexpensive transport vehicle, an efficient piece of sport equipment and a means of travel that puts you in touch with nature.
All of us are cycling enthusiasts, and we all demand a great deal of our bicycles. The experience that we have gathered over time serves as the basis of our company. It also directly influences both our bicycle construction and our product line.
Maker - Stefan Bellini
Designer - Röbi Stolz
Where - Zurich
+41 (0)44 362 92 90
Feather Cycles uses traditional methods to create custom cycle frames from the latest and also classic materials. Building frames to suit the customers needs and wants, all the while adding unique details to separate your bike from the masses. At Feather Cycles the highest quality is key and many, many hours are spent on each and every frame to make sure you get your perfect bicycle!
Maker - Ricky Feather
Designer - Ricky Feather
Where - Yorkshire
FINDRA is an award-winning ‘outdoor adventure’ clothing brand combining style and function.
Based in Scotland Founder Alex Feechan has created in FINDRA a unique brand and a product offering of stylish performance garments that can be worn across multiple outdoor activities and for leisure. Launched in the niche market specific to female cycling the business has grown to encompass many outdoor activities, led by the customer who loves to wear FINDRA whilst enjoying a range of activities.
April this year sees FINDRA launch their first men's collection at Bespoked, an exciting step for the brand and a great opportunity to open up the brand to many more outdoor lovers and adventurers.
01896 208 170
Golden Age Cycles
Buying, selling and restoring classic racing cycles. Golden Age Cycles of Bicester was established in 2015 to cater for the growing interest in classic racing cycles made by the likes of Hetchins, Bates, Claud Butler, Mercian and many many others. Our Bicester showroom contains over 200 classic cycles and frames including steel, carbon, aluminium, and sometimes titanium, magnesium and bamboo! We are always looking to purchase quality used bikes, components and ephemera. We also offer valuations for insurance and probate.
Unit 137 Bicester Heritage Park, Bicester, Oxfordshire. OX26 5HA
01295 722427 / 07952 062201
Grafton Saddler offers custom leather work for bicycles. We specialise in bespoke bike saddle recovers using traditional shoemaking techniques and the very best quality of leather.
Based in our workshop in Shoreditch, London, each piece is designed, hand cut, punched and stitched in house.
Where - London
Grafton Saddler, Somerset House, Makerversity, The Strand, London, WC2R 1LA
+44 (0) 7769 940 774
At its heart, Grinduro combines a gravel grinder race with enduro-style timed stages. But the magic happens when you add premium food, an art & bike festival, high-quality music and camping in an epic location.
It’s a winning formula with a global following, making the word GRINDURO! a rallying cry for a burgeoning category of adventure cycling.
In 2020 our event schedule is to include Switzerland, UK, Canada, US, Japan and Australia!
hallet handbuilt cycles
I build cycles and framesets for anything from laden touring and audax-style riding to competitive cycling, in steel, using the traditional techniques of brazing, fillet brazing and silver soldering.
I began building cycle frames having spent more than 20 years testing and reviewing bikes and writing about the intricacies of cycling technology for publications including Cycling Weekly, Cycle Sport, Rouleur, Procycling and Cycling Plus.
Maker - Richard Hallett
Designer - Richard Hallett
Where - Wales
Heim bicycles is a one man company based in Trondheim, Norway. As a novice builder in the bikescene, this will be my second year at the Bespoked after building for about 1 year. I strictly build with steel, mostly Columbus and Reynolds with love for both lugs and fillets. My work is based on oldschool building. We're talking full scale blueprints by hand, building off table and mitering with handfiles, none of that fancy stuff, keeping it simple and rad. I build forks, wheels, frames and do all the paintwork myself. Check out my stand and let's have a chat. Looking forward to seeing you at this years show!
Maker - Sander Kommedahl
Designer -Sander Kommedahl
Where - Norway
Leangenvegen 14, Trondheim, Norway
Basel based full custom workshop designing broad range of bikes from race, commuting, touring, tandem and MTB frames made of titanium. Best Taiwanese-handmade frames with 30 years history. All our frame are designed inhouse using sophisticated 3D CAD tools. Each Frame and wheel is hand built to the needs and demands of the new owner. We are a highly specialized in bikes with Pinion, Rohloff and the Gates belt drive. But certainly derailleur shifted bikes are also our daily business.
Designer - Biagio Colletto
Where - Basel, Switzerland
J.J. Balmestrasse 3 / CH-4053 Basel / Switzerland
We are a Japanese mudguards manufacturer for bicycles, rickshaws and motorbikes established in 1949 in Tokyo Japan.
We have been making aluminum, brass and sometimes titanium mudguards using our high level craftsmanship going back many years.
We produce a wide range of products for ATB, Touring, Gravel road, Commuter, Road and foldable bicycles.
You can find your favorite mudguards from our wide variety of 30 models.
Our popular ‘”HONJO” products are handcrafted by our passionate professionals.
Igleheart Custom Frames & Forks
Christopher Igleheart has a lifelong love of the bicycle. After running his own bike shop for many years in Portland, Maine, he became an early champion of mountain bikes. At the legendary Fat City Cycles, Igleheart honed his craft. From there he started out on his own, making cross bikes, commuter bikes, tandems, mountain bikes and the — now famous — Traditional New England Segmented Fork (TNESF). Christopher brings a lifetime of bicycle knowledge and passion to every build.
Maker Christopher Igleheart
Designer - Christopher Igleheart
Where - Portland, USA
108 N Page Street, Portland, OR 97227
A 2 years old brand with a new vision in bicycle transmission components' design. Ingrid is the fusion of different professionals figures: designers and engineers, but also consolidated riders who wanted to analyze and review the components of their two wheels.
Maker -Giulio Mancini
Designer - Giulio Mancini
Where - Italy
MOS via La Villa 28, Localita' Villa del Monte, 61034 Ghilardino PU, Italy
Jolie Rouge Cycles
''Rouge'', like the pirate's flag, screaming « No quarter, No mercy », ''Jolie'' like a ship foaming the spray of our planet.
I handcraft adventure bikes hidden away in my workshop.
The bikes have a way of speaking for themselves, and the only target is that the bike speaks for you!
+33 (0)6 37 94 15 42
French Alps, Chambéry
Where - French Alps, Chambéry
Lauf is Icelandic for “Leaf” which describes the company’s super-light, innovative leaf spring suspension forks which were conceived in 2010 over a bike-ride aprés beer.
Benedikt Skulasson at the time was an R&D engineer for a high-end composite prosthetic foot company when he pitched his idea to his good friendand industrial designer Gudberg Bjornsson. Proving the technology first in mountain biking, the business for Lauf has really taken off with their Grit and GritSL gravel forks.
The glass fibre springs are bonded into the carbon fibre structure and offer 30mm of zero maintenance shock absorption with exceptional small bump performance.
UK distributor: Upgrade Bikes Ltd A-B Star Road Trading Estate, Partridge Green, West Sussex, RH13 8RA
My grandfather Mimi, who used to help me fixing my bike, gave me the enthusiasm for cycling. My Grandma Delfina’s brothers were two passionate pistards, in fact they used to steal money from her pocket to go riding in the Vigorelli velodrome.
In addition, two cousins of my grandma were skilled framebuilders in the 40s who worked in the golden years for F.B. and Campagnolo
In 2008, as I started riding track bikes, I began to attend to workshops of my town’s framebuilders, and then I became passionate about this job.