Posted: July 7, 2011 Filed under: Uncategorized
Now that I’ve arrived home in the UK I have until the end of September to complete a report based on my findings during the US frame building trip. I aim to educate, encourage and inspire, but also to promote appreciation of the building of quality bike frames in the UK.
It was great to visit Bespoked, Britain’s first hand built bike show just after my return to England.
I’ve also found myself a proper workshop in London, which I’m sharing with Ryan and Alex.
When I’ve completed and submitted my report (which will be available to the public), I will have completed my travelling fellowship with the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust .
Me in the Hackney Gazette, although I'm actually on the right..
To read the blog posts for each individual part of my trip, please use the links below (they’ll open in a new window):
Chicago (Owen Lloyd, Michael Catano, Bubbly Dynamics Frame Builders’ Co-operative)
Doug Fattic’s Frame Building Course Day 1
Doug Fattic’s Frame Building Course Day 2
Doug Fattic’s Frame Building Course Day 3
Doug Fattic’s Frame Building Course Day 4
Doug Fattic’s Frame Building Course Day 5
Biking around Brooklyn (Johnny Coast, Horse Cycles)
Squarebuilt Custom Bicycles & Bamboo Bike Studio, Brooklyn
Philadelphia Excursion (Engin Cycles, Wissahickon Cyclery, Simon Firth, Bilenky, Via Bicycle)
Serrotta, Seven Cycles & Independent Fabrication (Factory tours)
Mike Flanigan / Ant Bikes
Andy Newlands / Strawberry Cyclesport
Chris King – Factory tour
Dave Levy – Ti Cycles
Mitch Prior – Map Bicycles
United Bicycle Institute, Portland Oregon