Stoked at Bespoked..
Posted: March 28, 2012 Filed under: Uncategorized
At the UK Handmade Bike Show, Bespoked, I won the Best New Builder award for my “Wilkinson Mixed Gear” bike:
Photo by Kayti Peschke.
Here are some more pictures I took of my bike:
Polished stainless front mech band – protects paint and looks cleaner when removed for singlespeed mode.
My “Wilkinson Mixed Gear” dropouts.
Mudguard extension tube allows for a more rearward wheel in tour mode.
The Wilkinson Wheel Carrier – compatible with lawyer tabs!
Removable shifter bosses pass through a stainless tube brazed inside the downtube.
Here’s an article listing the winning bikes in all the categories: http://road.cc/content/news/55706-bespoked-bristol-robin-mather-wins-best-show-plus-prizes-feathers-rapha-collab
My girlfriend Saga for all her help, without which I’d have had a nervous breakdown.
Dan Hamilton – for the CAD drawings for my dropouts.
John Discombe – for all the help with the jigs so I could make my dropouts.
Peter Flynn – for doing a great job with the paint.
Ryan McCaig – for letting me borrow the odd tool and sharing the acetylene.
Dan Fennings – for doing the CAD for the wheel carriers.
Tamsin – for commissioning Wilko 3 and coming up to the Bristol show.
My mum – for lending me the car.
Mike Salmon – for putting us up in Bristol and making us feel at home.
Sarah and James at Brixton Cycles – for letting me use the headset tools.
Peter at Ceeway for sponsoring the prize of a frame tube set.
Columbus for sponsoring the other prize of a carbon fork.
And everyone who came up and chatted, prodded the bike or squeezed the tyres. It was a great show.
Bye for now.