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