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 Post subject: Re: Bespoke Bristol
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:57 pm 
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So who went? What did you think? How much did you spend?

I had a good chat with Brian at Roberts Cycles, about my DB, and also with the guys at Woodelo, Shand, and Velo Orange, where I bought a bottle cage for the CATS.

Some very neat and tidy bikes, nothing wildly eye popping.

Very cool mtb on Ted James's stand, he seems to have calmed down a bit. Couple of VERY affordable frame jigs, making the idea of starting to build my own even more of a temptation. Amazing finishes at Faggin.

Bike of the show was the Stoater fat tyre, very closely followed by the copper finished mtb on Demon's stand, but there were loads I would have liked to brought home.


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 Post subject: Re: Bespoke Bristol
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:44 pm 
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very closely followed by the copper finished mtb on Demon's stand,

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thanks that's mine :wink:

i left about midday on saturday, i really hate crowds like that, i get claustrophobic, the friday night preview was better, not particularly crowded and beer on tap with a very relaxed feel unlike the hecticness of saturday


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 Post subject: Re: Bespoke Bristol
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:53 pm 
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jonnyboy666 wrote:

thanks that's mine :wink:


I thought it might be, and actually mentioned you by handle to my daughter. The retro influence is pretty evident; it's a very nice looking bike.

I attended on Saturday last year and it got very busy by mid morning, hence this years Sunday visit. It was starting to fill up as we left, around lunchtime.


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 Post subject: Re: Bespoke Bristol
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:56 pm 
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jonnyboy666 wrote:
NeilM wrote:
very closely followed by the copper finished mtb on Demon's stand,

thanks that's mine :wink:

What, this old thing??

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It's alright I s'pose... :lol:

Was good to JB's bike there, I did wonder if it would make an appearance on the Demon stand. Some beautiful bikes there, the Indy Fabs were lovely, but the clincher was the bike with the gearbox:

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Loopwheels suspension wheels were pretty interesting too, but looked a very firm ride.

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However, being skint I couldn't really buy anything, but god help me I wanted one of these...

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I have plenty of photos, could stick loads up but would be here all day uploading them!


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 Post subject: Re: Bespoke Bristol
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:10 pm 
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However, being skint I couldn't really buy anything, but god help me I wanted one of these...

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Right! Where to I buy one of those pleeeeeese?


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 Post subject: Re: Bespoke Bristol
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:18 pm 
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shame I missed you guys. Was there today, from around 11, left at 3.30, but I did pop into Bristol to grab a bite. Didn't spot the jigs for sale, as it was a bit busy, didn't get to talk to that many people. I spoke to Chris Hodge, who is on here, about the bike he built with Downland, and about me doing a course, also the guys at The Bicycle Academy. Tom at Demon was really nice and friendly, as the guy from ERA and the guys from BTR. Don't know who I spoke to at Roberts, but the road bike they had there was amazingly light, 5kg, without pedals! The Dogs Bolx is still going, albeit at £1600 for frame only, and a different form from the old days


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 Post subject: Re: Bespoke Bristol
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:48 pm 
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However, being skint I couldn't really buy anything, but god help me I wanted one of these...

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Right! Where to I buy one of those pleeeeeese?



Rubber stamp on the bench says TBA = The Bicycle Academy in Frome.


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 Post subject: Re: Bespoke Bristol
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:51 pm 
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It was this lot that had them on their stand:

http://www.thebicycleacademy.org/

Doesnt look like you can buy one, but it couldnt hurt to email and ask... :)


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 Post subject: Re: Bespoke Bristol
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:40 pm 
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Great show again. It didnt seem quite as busy as last year, which was a blessing tbh.
Too many nice frames to remember, the Hewitts/Creative Metalworks stand had some really nice race frames on, steel is definately real.
Some nice retro clothing stands dotted about too, I meant to grab a paul's components T-shirt before I left but got dragged down the pub. Creux had a nice riding jacket & T-shirts & jerseys too & there was a brand called Pedaled 'pedalling' some pretty expensive jackets that had me holding my wallet tightly.

I might upload some pics if I can get them off my phone.


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 Post subject: Re: Bespoke Bristol
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:02 pm 
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Whatleymeister wrote:
It was this lot that had them on their stand:

http://www.thebicycleacademy.org/

Doesnt look like you can buy one, but it couldnt hurt to email and ask... :)



They were made as a reward for crowdfunders


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