Live Frame Build

We’re really excited to be staging the first ‘Live Frame Build’ event at Bespoked Bristol this year.

Dreamt up over a coffee at Look Mum No Hands after last years Great British Braze Off the event will give people a chance to get up close and see frame builders at work whist they collaboratively build a single bicycle together over the course of the show.

With help and support from Weldability-Sif and Air Products we’ll be setting up a frame building workshop at the show, complete with all the files and emery cloth you could ever need.

Phil (organiser of bespoked) has done a great job of getting everything together and we can’t wait to get started. Here are the full details pulled straight from the show website:

“Bespoked Bristol and The Bicycle Academy will be staging a collaboration between some of the world’s best frame builders, wheel builders and bike fitters, and include some of the worlds finest cycling components. The result will be a very special bicycle made especially for one lucky person. This bicycle will be made live throughout the show.

A raffle will be held at the show’s launch on Friday 12th, April (17.00 – 20.00), with the draw taking place later that evening alongside the show awards presented by Bristol’s Mayor George Ferguson. The winner of this raffle will be measured and over the course of the weekend the frame will be designed and built (finishing and presentation of this bike will take place after the show).

Raffle tickets will cost £5 with the money raised being donated to The Bristol Bicycle Project and World Bicycle Relief. The bicycle will be a custom made, Reynolds 725 single speed, with Columbus carbon forks.”

Bespoked Bristol & The Bicycle Academy – Live Frame Build

The Bike

Frame: Reynolds 725

Forks: Columbus, Minimal

Lugs: Ceeway Framebuilding Supplies

Dropouts: Paul Component Engineering

Cranks, Bottom Bracket, Headset: Velo Orange, Grand Cru – Freshtripe

Bars, Stem and Seat Post: Nitto – Tokyo Fixed

Saddle: Brooks England

Brakes: Campagnolo – Athena Skeleton Brakes – Chicken Cycle Kit

Hubs: Paul Component Engineering

Rims: Brick Lane Bikes – H Plus Son Archetype

Spokes: Sapim – Chicken Cycle Kit

Tyres: Schwalbe

The Frame Build

The frame will be built live throughout the show by some of the best in the world!

Bike Fitting: Andy Sexton – Bike Science and Phil Cavell – Cyclefit

Frame Design, Geometry & Materials: Paul Hewitt – Paul Hewitt Cycles, Robert Wade – Swallow Bespoke and Brent Curry – Bike CAD

Tube, Lug Prep, Mitering and Jig: 
Andrew Denham – The Bicycle Academy and Ryan McCaig – Oak Cycles

Brazing: Mark Reilly – Enigma, Jason Rourke – Brian Rourke Cycles and Marco Bertoletti – Legend.

Frame finishing: Matthew Sowter – Saffron Frameworks (to be completed after the show)

Wheels: Jon Webb – Just Riding Along  and Klaus Greuter – Sapim Spokes

Paint: Armourtex London (to be completed after the show)

The Equipment, tools and consumables

Frame building equipment and tools: The Bicycle Academy

Brazing equipment and consumables: Weldability-Sif

Gas:  Air Products