Aim

The aim of this directory is to be the comprehensive reference point for people wanting to find out about handmade bicycles and those that make them. To make the directory comprehensive it is free to have a basic listing and a small fee for a more comprehensive listing.


How it all came about - a brief history

A couple of years ago I decided that I needed a new bike. I already had a few but none just right for the exact purpose I had i mind (one that flies up hills, can carry my kids to school, handle pot holes, etc etc) . So after looking around i still couldn’t find this exact bike so decided I needed to build one. This research led me the sites of the best custom framebuilders on the planet, it also made me realise that there was no handmade bike show in the UK like NAHBS. So I started Bespoked Bristol - The UK Handmade Bicycle Show and with the support of those attending everything is shaping up for an excellent show in June this year.

All this web research also made me realise that there was no central place for all the makers to be easily found. This is far from the finished article but is a start so to be listed send your details to join@thmbd.com or any comments how to make it better.


We will be including the UK edition of this directory as part of Bespoked Bristol 2011 Show Catalogue which will be given to each person attending the show. It will also be sent out across the industry. The format for the catalogue will be different to this page.


Phil

(I’ve still not finished my perfect bike it will be at the UK Handmade bike show 2012 hopefully with some mud on!)