Brazin’ handmade bicycle show – lead image Brazin’ is a new cycling show dedicated to highlighting the best small-scale cycling manufacturers in the UK, with a particular focus on Scottish brands and builders.
Based in Civic House near the centre of Glasgow, the first edition of the show was stowed out with committed bike nerds taking a break from the 2023 World Championships action to check out the finest artisan tech on display.
BikeRadar was among their number and we loved snooping around the intimate show and meeting the builders in attendance. Here are our highlights from what looks set to become a fixture in the custom bike show calendar. Armour Cycles’ repaired Mercx MX Leader and chunky fixie
This Armour Cycles fixie is made from oversized steel tubing. Jack Luke / Our Media
This “bonny but excessively stiff” modern fixie has been built by Armour Cycles for a “big lad who likes to shred”.
The oversized steel frameset uses an unusually large 31.6mm seatpost (most steel road-going bikes have 27.2mm posts), boosting stiffness.
The bike is future-proofed to accommodate a carbon fork should the hard shreddin’ owner so wish. Jack Luke / Our Media The bike has been built with an oversized head tube so the owner can switch to a carbon fork if they wish.A wide flat bar should provide plenty of oomph for punchy climbs around Edinburgh, while the ISM PN 3.1 saddle reflects the bike’s aggressive position (and rider’s personal taste).Armour Cycles also carries out repair work. Jack Luke […]