Issue 144 Building for the Builders

by 3

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...

There's more to this story...


If you have an account, please log in. If not, you can get access to some of our features by registering here for free.

A message from all of us at Singletrack magazine

For over 20 years Singletrack has been a source of information, news and entertainment for millions of mountain bike enthusiasts and as an important focal point for an amazing community of like minded riders from around the world. But it has also been a provider of jobs and income for dozens of families of our team as well as a source of revenue for hundreds of freelance contributors.

We want to keep going through this uncertain period and create great content to inform and entertain you, but we will need your help to do it. More than anything else we want to have a reciprocal relationship with you and the best way to make that happen is through our memberships. We’d love you to join us as a paid member of the Singletrack community – we promise you a return on your investment through the content we have and will create for you plus the numerous added benefits included with all our membership options.

Author Profile Picture
Hannah Dobson

Managing Editor

I came to Singletrack having decided there must be more to life than meetings. I like all bikes, but especially unusual ones. More than bikes, I like what bikes do. I think that they link people and places; that cycling creates a connection between us and our environment; bikes create communities; deliver freedom; bring joy; and improve fitness. They're environmentally friendly and create friendly environments. I try to write about all these things in the hope that others might discover the joy of bikes too.

More posts from Hannah

Search the forum using the power of Google

Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total)
  • Issue 144 Building for the Builders
  • Northwind
    Full Member

    Really enjoyed this one, almost a perfect ST article? It’s got titanium, nice people, plants, musing, and actual bikes

    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.

    Free Member

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

Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Search the forum using the power of Google

Try Singletrack For Only 99p

Or enjoy the latest magazine for only £2.99