Gallery: The best of the 2021 Handmade Bicycle Show Australia, part one

by Dave Rome

photography by Dave Rome

Held in Williamstown across the bay from the Melbourne CBD, the Handmade Bicycle Show Australia (HBSA) has just finished up for another year. Across three days, a large ship-building shed was filled with almost 30 of Australia’s most passionate, skilled and forward-thinking bespoke bike builders and companies.

There were globally renowned names such as Baum, Bastion and Llewellyn. And between them was a healthy sprinkle of bright-eyed builders and casually quiet veterans. The vast majority build on Australian soil, while some outsource their unique designs to overseas manufacturers. 

In this four-part gallery series, I’ll be covering a broad mix of the builders and bikes that made up this year’s show. This is part one and looks at bikes from Llewellyn, Bastion, The Lost Workshop, Devlin, Kumo, and Fikas. You can see all past and present coverage from HBSA here.

Note: Some images show close crowds of people who aren’t wearing masks. This is in line with local regulations – Victoria had no community cases of COVID-19 at the time of the show.

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