Issue 144 Building for the Builders

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Who makes all of those pieces that make a bike more than a pile of tubes? We meet the people who make the bits for the people who make the bikes. Words by Hannah and Fahzure Freeride, Pictures by Hannah Many of us never give much thought to the idea of owning a handmade bike, probably dismissing the idea as too expensive. The reality is that a handmade bike is often cheaper than we might think and unlike most off-the-shelf experiences, a handmade bike purchase will almost certainly involve more insight, customisation and support. Let’s say you do think about...

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  • Issue 144 Building for the Builders
  • Northwind
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    Really enjoyed this one, almost a perfect ST article? It’s got titanium, nice people, plants, musing, and actual bikes

    mick_r
    Full Member

    Very nice article.

    If you really want to highlight a business that sustains the UK / European framebuilders then that would be Ceeway – not sure whether they would want the publicity or not, but as a one stop shop for tubes, frame parts and consumables they are great.

    And yes, building the odd frame is fun. Building for a living would be a drudge.

    lightfighter762
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    How do I see the article? Behind the guestwall atm.

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