It’s already been over a month since Eroica Britannia which, I have to say, was one of the best weekends of my life. Seeing thousands of classic British bikes in the one place at the one time opened my eyes to the extent of the British custom frame building scene, and also to the enthusiasm for cycling that currently exists within the United Kingdom.
Building steel bicycle frames is just a small part of the English engineering tradition, one that extends from Brooks saddles to Claud Butler, from Reynolds to Raleigh. The exposure to the classics over the Eroica weekend made for a positive contrast when I picked up the Signature Steel test bike from Tom Donhou, a modern builder who is continuing this esteemed tradition. Read More