This weekend is the second ‘Bespoked Bristol’ bike show. It’s a trade fair of sorts aimed at showcasing artisan and hand-made bike things. I went along with Steve and Belle, breathing in the beautiful spring sunshine and gazing longingly at the plethora of nice things on display.
The wooden bikes were very noticeable in amongst a sea of steel and aluminium and a palpable absence of carbon fibre. the one below was designed and built by flat frame systems.
Amongst the more traditional and established frame builders were Mercian, Condor, Brian Rourke and Reynolds tubing.Suffice to say, there was some high-end erotica on show.
there were also lots of newer frame-builders and manufacturers, benefiting from the current bike boom and making some eye-catching items.
it was also grand to see some local businesses and bike people in attendance: