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Paul Skilbeck

Friday 11 March 2016

Video: NAHBS 2016 Best Artisan Bike Award Chris Dekerf on the 500-hour build

Around 500 hours of work went into making this titanium bike according to Chris Dekerf, which is likely some kind of record. The 27-year veteran frame builder from Vancouver, Canada, says his horizons are still expanding.

Video: NAHBS 2016 Best Artisan Bike Award Chris Dekerf on the 500-hour build
Chris Dekerf with his award winning bike. Photo: Paul Skilbeck

Having made more than 5,000 bicycles over the past 27 years, renowned frame builder Chris Dekerf hopes this titanium model, which won the Best Artisan Bike award at the 2016 North American Handmade Bicycle Show, will attract other customers looking for something similar. In this video he explains the concept of the bike, why it took so long to complete the project, features that make this such an unusual bicycle, and what he learned during the process.