There are plenty of off-the-peg bikes you can choose from, but if you are after something very specific custom build is the way to go.
You get to choose every big and tiny part that goes on the bicycle; the frame, groupset, wheels, and so on? A custom build bike means you get EXACTLY what you need (and want).
Why go for a custom build bike?
How long does it take?
It depends how long it will take to decide on the frame and all the parts that will go on it. We sometimes exchange several emails with customers before we agree on the complete build. Once that decided, we can usually do a complete bike build in one day, but it needs to be booked ahead. In the summer our workshop spots fill out a bit quicker, so give us a call on 0207 733 6055 or drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
What frame should I go for?
Depends on what you need it for. We have a good range of Surly frames in stock that can do just about anything, from getting you to work every day to touring round the world. We have access to frames from Genesis, Salsa, Cinelli and many more. You can also build the bike from a frame that has been sitting in your garage for years, bring it in and we can check if it's in a good nick.
Can I supply my own parts?
Absolutely! When you bring them in for your bike build we can make sure they are compatible. If there are any issues we have a good stock of bike parts to save the day.
Can I use my old parts?
Yes, but only if they are compatible and in a good condition. It's sometimes hard to tell how worn out parts are, but we are here to help! We can also provide you with replacement parts, even the obscure ones.
Do I get a first service on the build?
Every bike build comes with a free tune up after first 6-8 weeks. Just like any other bike we build.