Bespoked, the handmade bicycle show in Bristol, is the annual showcase for handmade bicycles in the UK, if not the whole of Europe. This year, ‘Team HEVANS’ attended the show with a selection of handmade bicycles:
The three completely different bikes attracted quite a bit of attention from the visiting public. First up was my ‘Mayflower 400’ special edition randonneur which I made to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower, in 1620, from Plymouth England to Plymouth Massachusetts, USA.
The bike sports polished stainless steel lugs, dropouts and fork crown, the famous Mayflower emblem and the racing green colour in keeping with Plymouth’s heritage and sporting life – Plymouth Argyle is not nicknamed the ‘Pilgrims’ for nothing.
The second bike was a small road bike with and polished stainless steel detailing and carbon forks with cutom paintwork .
The dark blue and pink colour really works and you can see more pictures on the main website.
Last, but certainly not least, was a custom Reynolds 921 stainless steel singlespeed which got a lot of attention. This bike was unpainted and just given a brushed finish, with all the brazing on display giving it an antique look.
Again, you can see more pictures on the website.
It was great to see so many people at the show and get their feedback on the bikes and what they wanted. And a big thank you to Bethan and Sian for helping out at the stand. See you next year.