This was our first time to the Bespoked UK present and it was a blast. It was so nice to meet up with associates, meet new individuals, lastly put faces to IG handles, and see cool customized bikes – all of the whereas with observe racing throughout us!
Bespoked is a London-based expo centered round customized (“bespoke” if you happen to’re within the UK) and high-end manufacturing bikes and equipment – with a spotlight totally on UK and European firms. This 12 months it was hosted within the 2012 Olympic Velodrome. It is actually inspiring to be in the identical facility that a number of the highest class of riders within the WORLD raced in. However sufficient chit-chat, let’s get to the galleries!
Pi does a masterful job of balancing efficiency, utility, and traditional styling like none different. The combination of racks, mudguards (we’re within the UK, keep in mind?), and dynamo lighting creates an ideal package deal particularly designed for this bike. This all-road touring construct options our 650b Clean Mudguards, Lengthy Setback Seatpost, Disc Rear Hub, Voyager Rims, Retro Bottle Cages, Copenhagen Kickstand, and a earlier technology Loopy Bar. The icing on the cake is tremendous slick, built-in steering cease. It is tremendous helpful to get rid of the wheel from flopping round when loading the entrance of the bike up.
Duncan just isn’t one who’s afraid to experiment with bike designs. One has a bunch of VO, and the opposite does not have a lick of it – I will let you determine which one is which.
That is his Chrome Tourer, designed for a gentleman to journey between vineyards in Tuscany. This was faaaaancy. Rohloff hub, Cigne Stem, Randonneur Entrance Rack, 0 Setback Seatpost, and Chrome 1 1/8″ Threadless Headset. The body and fork are totally chromed and polished to *chef’s kiss* perfection.
The opposite bike he displayed was a Grass Monitor Racing Bike! I’ve by no means heard of grass observe racing, but it surely seems to be tremendous enjoyable. It is like observe racing on a flat oval, however on grass. So when you nonetheless cannot use brakes, you do want the additional grip afforded by some fatter tires. This one additionally has becoming for mudguards for off-track coaching – a nod to the standard UK path-racer. The body is a mixture of all types of tubing and the fork is customized painted with a bunch of scenes.