Australia’s love for the custom bicycle dates back to the late 1800s — not bad for an internationally remote country that was colonized only a hundred years before. But today, it exists at the sharp end of the scene, with Baum Cycles sitting at its bleeding edge., their range topped by the Corretto.
Darren Baum began building frames out of Reynolds 753 in 1990, mentored by fellow Victorian and Master Frame Builder, Brian Cross. Today, Baum Cycles are the frame of choice for the road riding cognoscenti in Australia and overseas, producing stainless and titanium frames of the highest quality.
The bold graphics are a proud sight on any Saturday morning bunch ride and club criterium, but Baum Cycles also lists some of the world’s finest hard tail mountain bike frames in their portfolio. There’s also a ti and steel tourer available, which I’ve described before as the Land Rover of world travelers.