Frames – The heart of the machine

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Custom Built – In house (excluding painting)


Every aspect of the frame is selected to suit the rider (and their budget), tubing/material, frame angles, joint type, braze on’s and frame colour. The frame will be the end result of a consultation process often involving a frame fitting. Not all framebuilders have spraying facilities in house. These frames do not exist before being commissioned.

Expect to pay upwards of £1000 for a custom made frame

Custom Built – Manufacture Outsourced


Almost identical to the above apart from the manufacture of the frame is outsourced. This is more common with titanium and carbon frames due to the more complex manufacture process.It would not be uncommon for a framebuilder to produce their steel frames in house but outsource other materials.

Again, these frames do not exist before being commissioned.

Expect to pay upwards of £1000 for a custom made frame

Boutique Frames and Bicycles (small scale batch production)


A frame designer designs the frame, choosing the tubing/materials, angles etc. The frame are then made to these requirements often in a range of sizes.

These bicycles often are sold as frame only or with a selection of build options as the designer will have given consideration to what will suit the style of frame. These frames exist before commission.

Expect to pay upwards of £300 for a frame depending upon materials, complete bicycles often cost around £1000 but this depends greatly on the components.

Manufacture can be in house or outsourced this will be stated in the listing.

Within this category are some larger producers who make a range of bicycles where only some would meet the ‘boutique’ label. 


Vintage Frames and Bicycles

Previously used frames that have been renovated, often to your requirements. These frames could be any of the above and are often sold as complete bicycles with boutique components.

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If you produce an item in this category and would like to be included please contact join@thmbd.com

If you produce an item in this category and would like to be included please contact join@thmbd.com

If you produce an item in this category and would like to be included please contact join@thmbd.com