Bespoked - The UK Handmade Bicycle Show - A Celebration of Handmade Bicycles & Those Who Make Them
Schwalbe is a family owned company with over forty years of design and manufacturing expertise. Famous for our Marathon touring tyres, our range now encompases high end mountain bike tyres and top level road race tyres including the enhanced Pro One tubeless tyre with our new ‘Souplesse’ carcase technology. Our tubeless technology also played a major role in the success of our renowned G-ONE gravel tyre range which, along with several road and MTB tyres, are now available in tanwall Classic-Skin. Being a German based company, we have always produced innovative tyres for the European commuter market with Schwalbe being a pioneer of ‘balloon bike’ tyres with the Big Apple and Fat Frank. We have also 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 - Stuart Allan & Matthew Finlayson
Designer - Steven Shand, Fraser Glass & Euan Lindsay
Where - Livingston, Scotland
Livingston, Scotland, UK
+44 (0)1506 435 400
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
SRAM’s founding was based on one man’s dream to create a more fun, efficient, and faster experience on a bicycle. Today, SRAM is a global team of people delivering that same passion for improving the experience as well as expanding the potential of cycling.
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 David Barnes
London & Montgenevre
Where - Fabricated in Veneto, Northern Italy.
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
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.
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
Custom TIG welded bicycles made in Shropshire.
Maker - Ben Yarnold
Designer - Ben Yarnold
Where - Shropshire, UK
the bicycle academy
At The Bicycle Academy we specialise in teaching. The Bicycle Academy provides frame building courses and skills masterclasses as well as tools for novices, enthusiasts, professional builders and bicycle manufacturers the world over. We make it easier for people to get involved in and progress at frame building, based upon knowledge and understanding. Not directed doing, painting by numbers or simply learning by rote. Tacit skill refinement based upon explicit understanding. The very best way to learn; hand and head, working together.
Maker - You
Where - Frome
Unit 1a, The Welsh Mill, Park Hill Drive, Frome, Somerset, BA11 2LE
The Vandal Metalworks is what happens when a singlespeed obsessed mechanic, with a background in visual arts and jewellery making, learns to braze.
Crafted in the depths of a lock up in Glasgow, TVM frames are raw creations that capture the freedom and carefree hooligan nature that makes cycling what it is.
Using little more than hand tools and a vice, Ande DM has poured (often quite literally) blood, sweat and tears into a range of projects. Each of which retains that rough edge and sense of fun that cycling delivers.
Founded as an aerospace company, in the mid 90’s Thomson used their expertise to create a patented bicycle seat post design. Entirely new with a one-piece machined design it was light enough for an unmatched ride, but strong enough set a new benchmark for quality. Over time beautiful, well thought out stems and handlebars were added to the range and now some carbon and titanium parts too.
Always of the highest precision, Thomson is the discerning choice for any custom handmade bicycle.
For the year 2021, Tri-Sept Cycles will be displaying their latest 'Signature' range of Laminated Bamboo Veneer Frames. Their 'Universal' frame can be built-up into Road, Race, City or a Hybrid bicycle. Also on display will be a Road/Race bicycle fitted with 2 x 11no. Derailleur Gears, Drop Handle Bars, Carbon Fibre Forks and Disc Brakes
Maker - Mike Cubbage
Designer - Mike Cubbage
Where - Buckinghamshire
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
Where - Japan
Magical bags & accessories for the adventure or urban cyclist. Specializing in on the bike goods, built to last and endure with a fun aesthetic. Handmade in London, UK.