Touring Bicycles

Thompson Custom Bicycles Randonneur

How times have have changed. The last custom frame by Thompson Custom Cycles featured on Cycle EXIF was back in November 2010, one of our first, when Corey Thompson didn’t have a website because he didn’t need one. I’ll wager… Read more »

Royal H Cycles Chauncey’s Rando

With every frame Bryan Hollingsworth builds, he gets closer to the essence of Royal H Cycles. Bryan started RHC five years ago, in 2009, and although his portfolio is extensive, his latest spate of frames have been consistently excellent. This… Read more »

Bilenky Signature Tourer

The beard of Stephen Bilenky is an institution in itself, just as much as his Cycle Works, which has been turning out fine steel frames since 1983. Currently employing a staff of 7 (8, including Ferdinand, the shop cat), Bilenky… Read more »

Ocean Air Rambler

Have you ever thought about why you actually like cycling so much? Do you like the flying feeling, or the culture? Perhaps the attraction is the promise of escape. But you don’t have to embark on a world tour to… Read more »

A Pair of Royal H Cycles

Surely one of the true tests of a marriage would be a tour on a tandem. Each partner would discover, if they hadn’t already, the very best and worst of each other, how reliant on each other they are and… Read more »

Winter Bicycles Discoteca

The Lee Valley VeloPark was the venue for the London Olympic track events in 2012. In April, it will play host to a somewhat more boutique bicycle event: Bespoked, the UK Handmade Bicycle Show. Eric Estlund will travel all the… Read more »

Bishop Bikes 650B Rando

The construction of a randonneur bicycle requires far more design and fabrication than, say, a track bike, due to the extra functionality required by a cycle tour. Add-ons like integrated lighting, pannier racks or decaleurs and extra water bottle bosses… Read more »