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Bikes of the Bunch: Bowie-inspired Haley Cycles All-Roader

VeloClub member James Rogers shares his journey of condensing four bikes into one to create a modern do-it-all road bike.

Dragons, samurai and a 9-month paintjob: Check out this Festka

Czech custom bike brand Festka is no stranger to special one-off projects dressed in truly wild paint finishes. Its latest creation is ba...

Steel bike vs. brand new Tour de France climbs: A Shoddy investigation

Living in the French Alps, you'd think that I'd climbed all the monumental mountain passes that the Tour de France has been routed up and...

A stunning new custom Scott Addict RC for world champion Annemiek van Vleuten

Fresh off of her incredible rainbow stripe-earning solo ride at the UCI road world championship in Yorkshire, Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitch...

Exept Allroad long-term review: Custom Italian modular monocoque

I've always had an appreciation for alloy or steel frames. Recently I've even come around on the merits of titanium after getting to play...

Sarto Lampo Plus frameset review

Sarto is an Italian frame manufacturer with a massive 60 years of experience, but it wasn’t until 2010 that the company started putting i...

Masterclass: Lugs and lugged framebuilding with Llewellyn Custom Bicycles

Welcome to Masterclass, a series where we take you behind the scenes with renowned artisans to share the effort that goes into their craf...

Philly Bike Expo 2018 tech gallery, part two

Variety is the spice of life, as the saying goes, and nowhere is that more evident than in the custom bicycle scene. Almost by definition...

Philly Bike Expo 2018 tech gallery, part one

The Philly Bike Expo started out with modest ambitions in 2010, but it’s now grown to become one of the top stops on the North American t...

Where is the value in a custom-made frame?

There is no denying the fascination cyclists have for custom-made frames, but only a fraction ever contemplate buying one for themselves....

From the ground up: How to pick the parts for a custom road bike build

There comes a time in the life of every cyclist when they have enough experience to form strong opinions on the parts they use. At this p...

The Makers Show 2018: A collective of seven Aussie builders

Following just a couple of weeks after the inaugural Handmade Bicycle Show Australia, a small group of frame builders hosted their own sh...

Handmade Bicycle Show Australia 2018: The newcomers

The inaugural Handmade Bicycle Show Australia proved not only a perfect place for prospective customers and fans to meet the best-known b...

Handmade Bicycle Show Australia 2018: The bigwigs

After a short hiatus, Australia has a handbuilt bicycle show once more. Championed by the likes of Llewelyn Custom Bicycles and Gellie Cy...

Origins: How Paragon Machine Works got its start with a literal bang

There exist only a few companies that have dramatically altered the path of the cycling industry all on their own. On the mainstream side...

Photo gallery: 2018 NAHBS custom mountain, adventure bikes

Traditional double-diamond bicycle frames naturally lend themselves to custom construction, which is perhaps why the hand-built industry ...

Photo gallery: 2018 NAHBS custom bikes from the veterans

This year marked my thirteenth consecutive trip to the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, the premier showcase for custom-built bikes ...

Photo gallery: 2017 Philly Bike Expo parts, accessories, and clothing

We wrapped up our coverage of the custom bikes from the Philly Bike Expo earlier this week, and even though the show itself wasn’t that b...

Photo gallery: 2017 Philly Bike Expo custom bikes, part 3

Over the past few days we’ve presented not one, but two rounds of incredible custom bikes from the Philly Bike Expo. How many more could ...

Photo gallery: 2017 Philly Bike Expo custom bikes, part 2

We kicked off our coverage of the 2017 Philly Bike Expo with just a smattering of amazing custom machines from Bishop Bikes, Engin Cycles...

Photo gallery: 2017 Philly Bike Expo custom bikes, part 1

The Philly Bike Expo just wrapped up its eighth edition, and after its humble beginnings at the 23rd St. Armory in historic Philadelphia,...