Having used a lot of handlebars and stems there’s few that stand out.
Stainless is a difficult material, and an unpainted frame is harder still.
Without pride you would not strive to make the best frame you can, to be the best craftsman you can.
Without humility you can’t learn, you can’t get better at what you do.
Being a craftsman, a good one, involves both.
I come from a family of artisans, I was sorrounded by artisans growing up.
No wonder I became one, I already was.
Most of the good artisans I know have similar characters, determined, open, calm, ironic, curious and most importantly, a humble pride.
Humble because mistakes are around every corner.
You soon learn that without mistakes you can’t learn.
You also learn to correct them, then avoid them. It’s your craft. It’s who you are.
I feel both proud and humble saying that.
Proud, because this frame came out beautifully.
Humble because this frame came out beautifully.
I hope you like it as much as I do.
As you might guess from the pictures, this mtb has internal cabling all round, this makes the bicycle much cleaner to look at, (and much easier to clean).
All those brass tubes brazed inside the frame tubes add a lot of work.
That’s why internal cabling costs more, but for some it’s more than worth it.
What side are you on?
Il cablaggio interno in questa mtb fa si che la bicicletta sia molto piu’ pulita, oltreche’ piu facile da pulire.
Costa di piu’, perche’ richiede piu’ lavoro, io lascio la scelta al cliente.
Tu quale scegli?
Many thanks for completing the application for Bespoked 2015. We will be in touch to let you know more information once applications close. This will be early October.
Tessa and Phil