JAILmake is the South East London partnership between two young men who have equalized a well-developed sense of good design with deft hands-on construction skills. Liam Healy and Jamie Elliott are ‘motivated by using their hands’ and ‘making exciting things’ which include designing and building large scale installations and interactive exhibition pieces, bespoke furniture, as well as pieces of engineering, mechanics and electronics. Not to mention a raw and textured light touring bicycle.
Regardless of their previous frame-building experience, they’ve created a machine that’s both rugged and elegant, a perfect product of their Greenwich, London locale. The lugged frame, fork and stem was manufactured in house, as was the custom rack. The frame was kitted out with a Campagnolo 9-Speed ensemble, barring the Tektro brakes. The fenders are hewn from walnut wood, a wonderful contrast with the hand-sewn leather grips. The JAILmade Everyday Bicycle is completed by a vintage Brooks Professional and brass bell.
The JAILmade portfolio has more well-designed and hand-made pieces, which will hopefully include more bicycles in the future.