Bespoke Bristol Posts

Bespoke 2016

Bespoke 2016

Predictably I went to the Bristol Bespoke show again this April to keep up to date with current ideas and trends. The photo above is of the displayed Craddock track bike and I want one of his road bikes. Richard Craddock is not the only bespoke carbon fibre builder but has been doing it in the UK the longest. He uses Carbon fibre tubes and cuts and mitres in the usual way then overlays the joints. His bikes used to have a lugged appearance but now due to popular demand he has smoothed out the joints by feathering the layers. You can get a truly made to measure bike with his method.

Bespoke 2015

Bespoke 2015

I was given the privilege of exhibiting at this year’s Bespoke bicycle show in Bristol where I hoped to generate interest and contributions to this website. I was gratified to meet many frame builders who were hobbyists rather than professionals, though even the professional builders were accommodating with knowledge. I hope that many of those I met will indeed keep in touch to help disperse their knowledge.
Below are the aspects of the show I thought may be helpful to framebuilders, though actually having a stand at the show leaves little time to get around and view!