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Shows & Events / Bespoked, Day One

2017-04-08 13:07:00

HBG’s Paul Skilbeck set off this weekend to the Bespoked show in Bristol, UK, where he’s reporting from the hall floor about all the exciting happenings at the UK’s own handmade bicycle show. Read on for more about hand-carved lugs, s...
  • People /

    2017-04-05 23:30:00

    Steve Tilford was killed in an auto accident in the early morning hours of April 5, 2017. Tilford was a long time friend, sponsored rider and spokesman for framebuilder Kent Eriksen

  • Lugs & Accessories /

    2017-04-04 15:15:00

    New lugs from Darrell McCulloch promise to add accuracy and efficiency to frame builders using oversized tubes.

  • Opinion /

    2017-04-04 19:25:00

    Anna Schwinn visited Bespoked for the first time last year and was delighted by many of the bikes she saw there. In a two-part series Anna talks about the companies whose preparations she's been following, going in to the 2017 event.

  • Opinion /

    2017-04-04 15:15:00

    Australian frame builder Darrell McCulloch has been making his own lugs for many years and by now is renowned as one of the finest lug workers in the world. He explains how, and why, he found himself in this position.

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Bicycles / Bishop Bikes: New classics

2017-04-25 17:31:00

Chris Bishop of Baltimore, Maryland, builds custom frames that evoke the spirit and all the good things about a bygone era.

Bicycles / Dear Susan's Cleland bike

2017-04-24 11:36:00

Petor Georgallou of Dear Susan was so impressed by the design of Geoff Apps' 1980s Cleland singletrack bike that he decided to make one for himself. In this video he talks about the process and how it feels to ride this unsung off-road classic.

Frame Builders / Strutting his stuff

2017-04-03 15:49:00

Erik Noren of cycle manufacturer Peacock Groove loves most of all to produce bikes that are fun to ride and interesting to look at. For many years he was under-rated in the US frame building world, but that all changed for him at the 2016 Philly Bike Expo.

Frame Builders / Tallerico: A NorCal veteran steps back into the spotlight

2017-03-27 12:24:00

Having built more than 1500 frames, Jon Tallerico knows a thing or two about smart frame design and brazing. We met him at NAHBS, where he gave us some background on his award-winning high-wheel as well as the low-cost, high-performance models he's now selling.