Handbuilt Bicycle News

Paul Skilbeck

The founder and publisher of the Handbuilt Bicycle Guide, Paul has long experience in Europe and North America as a cycling journalist as well as having helped as a communications consultant at events such as Sea Otter Classic, North American Handmade Bicycle Show, and more recently the Philly Bike Expo. He has owned and ridden handbuilt custom bicycles since his teenage years. Paul lives in San Francisco, California, with five bicycles.

Bicycles

November 2022

Bicycles

November 2022

Battaglin's limited edition Arena 1981 frame

The 2019 Giro d'Italia starts this weekend, and finishes again in the Verona Area. Officina Battaglin releases a limited edition frame that honours the venue of the greatest day in Giovanni Battaglin's career.

Bicycles

November 2022

Saffron's retro racer

Matthew Sowter set out to create a reminder of his competitive days with a bike designed for those that still like it fast, long after hanging up their racing kit.

Shows & Events

November 2022

HBSA hits the sweet spot

Year Two for the Handmade Bicycle Show Australia shows more than just healthy growth, it's already among the best bicycle shows in the world.

Lugs & Parts

November 2022

The Ride

November 2022

Bicycles

November 2022

Last chance for Battaglin's Roche commemorative frame

Two years ago, in 2017, Battaglin announced a run of 30 diamond-studded frames commemorating Stephen Roche's 1987 Tour-Giro-World's hat trick. Only one set remains of the materials required for this stunning custom frame.

Bicycles

November 2022

Cherubim's customer bicycle explained

The Japanese master frame builder Shin-Ichi Konno is widely known for bringing experimental designs to bike shows. In this video interview he talks about a bicycle he has made for a customer.