Bespoked 2017

A celebration of bicycles and craftmanship, Bespoked Bristol is an event that features the work of brands from workshops across Britain and Europe.

 
Condor has attended Bespoked every year for the seven years the show has run. Each year, the show—hosted at at Brunel's Old Station in Bristol—gets more jammed packed with amazing products. We've picked seven that caught our eye in 2017.

Etched Dura-Ace on Winter Bicycles

Winter Bicycles of Pennsylvania had a complete Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 groupset that had been ornately engraved in a style that reminded us of a 19th century colt revolver gun handle. The pattern was also included on the carved Brooks saddle.

MIddle of Nowhere Clothing

 

New brand, Grafton Saddler, uses traditional shoe-making techniques to add a custom leather twist to saddles. From their Hackney-based workshop, Grafton Saddler is customising performance perches in tanned leather. The work on display included the Fizik Arione and Selle Italia SLR.

middleofnowhere.cc celebrates endurance riding and discovering hidden landscapes. The pair of two-wheeled adventures hail from Scotland and their mini shop had a nice display of quirky patches, tees, a mini camera pin badge, and stylish enamel cups.

Boneshaker Carpenter Bikes

Independent cycling magazine, Boneshaker, had a range of great books from new authors, as well the latest edition of their magazine.

Incorporated in the display was a bike with handmade wooden panniers. The owner is a carpenter who made the storage boxes for his tools, so that he could ride from job-to-job instead of taking the car.

Clock on the stem

Swiss-made Moskito used Kickstarter to raise funds for their watch/bicycle clock. The watch face clips from the wrist strap onto the stem top cap, has a speedo, stop clock, and distance function. The brand is taking pre-orders while they crack on with making the watches. Delivery is due in Autumn 2017.

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Leather chainstay protector Karen Hartley

 

Gilles Berthoud's range of leather-based cycling accessories were both beautifully-made and very cute. From chainstay protectors to bar end plugs with pop-out mirrors, the range from the French company was small but perfectly formed. 

Jeweller turned ultra custom builder, Caren Hartley of Hartley Cycles, had a number of small details that set her builds apart. She had made a set of handmade Allen keys and valve core tool integrated to a key-ring with a brass key-fob.

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