Sven Cycles Classic Single Speed

Sven Cycles Classic Single Speed

Dorset’s Darron Coppin of Sven Cycles is somewhat of an anomaly in the custom framebuilding scene. Eschewing the current trend of making steel bikes that compete aesthetically with their modern counterparts, the focus is on classically-styled machines that are somehow more approachable.

Today’s Classic Single Speed is one of a pair that hearken back to pre-derailleur days, when changing gears required a changing of sprockets. Nevertheless, both will be soon heading for a ride over the Italian Alps this summer, in the spirit of our harder-riding forebears. Read More »

Bishop Bikes Di2 Disc Road

Bishop Bikes Di2 Disc Road

The weather’s been pretty cold around Baltimore this week, but that only means Chris Bishop has been holed up in his workshop catching up on frame orders. The finishing and details on his frames are near-peerless, so it’s no surprise they are in high demand.

One of the latest to be despatched is this disc and Di2-equipped road bike and it’s the perfect example of what you’d expect from a Bishop. Read More »

Legend HT 9.5

Legend HT 9.5

With a name like Legend, your expectations are going to be high. Those expectations are met when you read about Marco Bertoletti, a master framebuilder of Italy whose experience and skill give him every right to name his brand with such a lofty title.

The HT 9.5 is one of the top two models in Legend’s carbon fibre series, behind the 10.5. Bertoletti also produce steel, titanium and scandium models, all made by hand in their Bergamo factory. Read More »

Winter Bicycles Quiscale

Winter Bicycles Quiscale

Quiscalus quiscula is a fairly common bird found in large numbers throughout North America, and although the Blackbird can be found in suburban areas over the rest of the world, the common grackle, as it is otherwise known, is a more colourful character.

Eric Estlund of Oregon’s Winter Bicycles named his latest creation after the grackle not because it is common — far from it — but rather for its colour and propensity for daily adventures. Read More »

Julie Ann Pedalino CX

Pedalino Bikes CX

Cycling is very much a male-dominated sport but that, thankfully, is changing. And there’s even less female custom framebuilders than male — another statistic that is gradually changing.

Kansas City is home to Julie Ann Pedalino, who will be making a hugely impressive debut at the New Builder Table this weekend as part of the 2015 North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Louisville. Read More »

Ritte Cycles Stainless Snob

Ritte Cycles Stainless Snob

Thank god for Los Angeles’ Ritte Cycles. The whole ethos of the Ritte brand is to remind us that riding is fun and to get the most out of it you have to be a wee bit nutty.

Their unsanctimonious blend of humour and quality frames has infiltrated the shores of Australia, with a new Stainless Snob seen roaming the Sydney streets. Read More »

REEB Cycles TyDonk

REEB Cycles TyDonk

Fat bikes really do look out of place when photographed in a studio setting, all pristine and minty-fresh. Rest assured, once the TyDonk makes its debut at the 2015 North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Louisville, Kentucky this weekend, it’s heading straight for the trails. Read More »