Bespoked – Handmade Bicycles Show

Rob headed to the Bespoked Handmade Bicycle Show. A celebration of handcrafted unique bikes from all disciplines and varieties. Some wild and mind blowing creations on show

ted-james-design-headbadge

Lets start of with a mountain bike and possibly the sickest headbadge out there, this build is by Ted James Design.

ted-james-design-mtb

Ted builds what he likes, this is his latest MTB.

ted-james-design-mountain-bike

super-teb-hack-bike

Before we go any further have you watched The Hack Bike Derby edit? If you haven’t go now, we’ll be referencing it a few times here. Ted, or Super Ted as many may know him by, was also one of the 17 builders who put together a Klunker for The Hack Bike Derby.  We love the rawness of this frame, simple design with a crazy fork/bar combo!

www.tedjamesdesign.com

bb-clearance

This bike by Ben Thompson solves BB’s getting too low, doesn’t it?

www.tbikes.co.uk

custom-renthal

Mustard bikes by Prestige Cycles in Brighton had a very sexy looking Ti frame born in Brighton, made in Italy. Their Bespoked bike showcased some rather special custom hand painted Renthal bars.

pimp

The rest of the bike was dribbled in ‘pimped’.

cotic-rocket-long

So it seems Cotic got some funky tape measures from the same Staples store as Chris Porter?  This is long, we measured it, 128cm of wheelbase.  To put that into perspective, a medium framed Morewood Makulu DH bike has a wheelbase of 123cm.

This bike is full proto with Cy himself shooting around testing it as we speak.  Built in the UK, Swarf cycles have manufactured a carbon rear end, using a foam mould.  Not a production method, but a nice way to create a prototype. The carbon rear end knocks a massive 2lbs of the current Rockets weight.

cotic-rocket-proto

This is purely a testing mule though and Cotic aren’t shouting about any numbers involved in terms of geometry just yet.  Porter isn’t involved here, but Cotic have been ‘influenced by other people’ pushing them to test the limits of geometry.

www.cotic.co.uk

cloud-nine-fixie

Cloud 9 Cycles had a high spec fixie on show, ENVE’d out!

cloud-nine-cycles

Recognise those welds?  Some of the Cloud 9 frames have been tig welded by one half of BTR – Burf.

www.cloud9cycles.com

btr-hack-bike-renthal

BTR’s Tam stuck to his DH nature with some double crown fork parts and a bit of a Renthal cockpit for his Derby bike.

Dh-Spec

Hack Bike Derby, DH Spec.

paint-job
Wild paint job!

head-tube-adjustment

Holy head tubes!?  Urm, what?  Well, it’s as crazy as it looks actually.  In short, what Robin has created here is a bike which logs data against different headtube positions, mechanically.  Yes, mechanically, it basically draws its own findings.

adjustable-angles

holy-headtube

Mind blown!  This is what happens in guys sheds in the 12 months between each Bespoked show.

www.robin-mather.squarespace.com/

the-hack-bike-derby-art

Nice art work for the Hack Bike Derby by Adi Gilbert.

www.hackbikederby.com

proper-grips

I like that, that’s how a Hack Bike’s grip should be.

BTR-Welds

BTR masterpieces just got a little bit better.  The guys are now using a very pretty stainless steel filler for their welds, posh hey!

www.btr-fabrications.com

workshop-envy

Workshop envy?  This year The Bicycle Academy once again saw recent students winning awards at the show for their builds.  Building frames doesn’t just come from experience, you really can learn how to create fantastic bikes with outstanding construction quality.

www.thebicycleacademy.org

middleburn-rs8

Middleburn, timeless design.

www.middleburn.co.uk

invicto-headbadge

That’s a good headbadge!

forks-on-a-cross-bike

We’ve seen these forks on a MTB, but a road bike?

bespoked.cc

 

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