Meet the Maker: Mark Kelly of Lyrebird Cycles

Is ride quality simply related to noise? Mark Kelly of Lyrebird Cycles believes so and his bikes use tone woods wrapped with carbon fibre to control what that noise does.

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Winemaker by day, bicycle framemaker by night, Mark Kelly of Lyrebird Cycles has an incredibly interesting and truly unique approach to making bikes. 

At the recent Handmade Bicycle Show Australia, we got the man from Beechworth (a town in Victoria’s High Country) in front of the camera. Here we asked about his truly unique construction process that involves wrapping wood veneer and carbon fibre, his choice of Australian hardwoods, his theory on ride quality, and where the Lyrebird name comes from. 

You can see more of Kelly’s latest bike in part two of our 2021 Handmade Bicycle Show Australia coverage. And if you haven’t already, be sure to check out other instalments in our Meet the Maker series.

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