Bespoked is the UK’s biggest custom bike show and this year we’ve been spoilt with a beautiful mix of road, gravel and touring bikes (and a cheeky tandem or two for good measure).
Now in its 10th year, the UK’s answer to NAHBS has moved from its long-term home in Bristol to Harrogate in Yorkshire after a two-year pandemic-forced hiatus.
Here are our seven favourite bikes covering the full spectrum of weird and wonderfulness from this year’s show. Feather Cycles time trial bike
A gallery dedicated to a bike show in Yorkshire deserves to kick things off with a bike from Yorkshire.
This time trial bike from York-based Feather Cycles is both easy on the eye and a deeply emotional build.
Constructed from Columbus Spirit and Air tubing and bedecked in some seriously tasty kit.
While it’s easy to ogle at the SRAM Red eTap groupset and the Aerocoach extensions, these off the peg items pale somewhat into insignificance when you learn the paint contains the ashes of the owner’s brother, who passed away recently. The paint job is a homage to Joy Division – the owner’s brother’s favourite band – and the custom seatstay bridge is what he wanted to have on his own Feather Cycles bike . There are even Joy Division lyrics tucked away on the chainstays, hidden behind the disc wheel.The rear light is switched on using an infinity symbol tucked away on the seat tube – a fitting final flourish on a hugely personal build.Unlike many show bikes, […]