JAILmake Light Tourer

JAILmake Everyday Bicycle

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.

JAILmake Everyday Bicycle
JAILmake Everyday Bicycle
JAILmake Everyday Bicycle
JAILmake Everyday Bicycle
JAILmake Everyday Bicycle
JAILmake Everyday Bicycle
JAILmake Everyday Bicycle
JAILmake Everyday Bicycle
JAILmake Everyday Bicycle
JAILmake Everyday Bicycle
JAILmake Everyday Bicycle

  • The more I look at this bike, the more I like it. The low-attached seat stays, straight-blade forks, and zero-rise stem give it a very aggressive look. The finish is also very nice. Like steel rubbed with dirty motor oil and polished by constant use. Like my dad’s old tools. If there’s one nit to pick, it’s the Tektro brakes. They’re good brakes, but they really should’ve taken some steel wool to the logo and fitted them with salmon Kool Stop pads.