15 June, 2011

Bespoked Bristol, The UK Handbuilt & Boutique Bicycle Show

Jamie of Freshtripe (our UK distributor) sent along some photos and links from the Bespoked Bristol, The UK Handbuilt & Boutique Bicycle Show. It looked to be a great show with some amazing bikes.
 Jamie writes:
The show was a great success, I think everybody including the organisers were taken aback by the turnout - we were swamped all weekend with customers (new and old) who were pleased to be able to meet us and get their hands on the VO parts up close. The Rando build went down a storm and was great at illustrating the range of parts, a few people declared it their favourite bike of the show, quite a compliment given the competition! The stand was also a favourite as we'd gone for a traditional butchers theme (playing on the Freshtripe name) with the parts tagged and layed out on platters..

Also you'll be pleased to know that the Best Bicycle of Show by Donhou Bicycles (called Pimento Stuffed) featured VO items such as mudguards, seatpost etc and the Best Utility bike by Lee Cooper/Alex Hatfield Concepts (called Porteur) also featured some choice VO items such as the Porteur Rack, chainguard, muduards, bottle cages etc (as did his other creations) - both supplied by us. Paulus Quiros Desins wowed everybody as newcomers to the frame building fraternity with a stunning set of builds including a tandem, singlespeed and a polished Reynolds 853 road build which between them sported leather bar covers, bottle cages, mudguards, stems, seatposts, handlebars, GC Cantis etc also supplied by us - a situation which helped all involved to direct people to each others stands to see examples of the VO parts either available to buy or fitted to a bicycle..

 If you're "across the pond" and need VO parts check out their site. They also distribute our part to other UK shops.

Here are  links to more photos:







tfrancis said...

Thanks for the link, Jamie’s stall was my favourite of the show!


conor248 said...

I have been dealing with Jamie for a while in getting my VO stuff over here to Ireland. Top class guy and congrats on a great looking show! Should have flown over for it!