Custom Built Bikes

We are not a regular bike shop, we only supply custom built bikes from a select number of brands who can provide us with top quality frames.

We believe in a frame first philosophy, and the reduction of landfill components used in pre built bikes.

This page is for information and for placing a deposit.

Custom building a bike is an exciting project, you get exactly the bike you want, no compromises, other than those you choose. Every custom build project starts with a chat, an exchange of ideas and a feasibility check. Some riders are happy for us to take it from there and we go straight to fitting and ordering stage. Other riders may want to supply existing parts they might already own, shop around for the best deals or simply swap parts from old frame to new. Whatever your prefered involvement we are going to help you get the bike you want, at the best price, and build it with precision and care.

We will always try and price match where we can and our suppliers often help with this. When it comes to shopping around for components at the best price, things can get time consuming as we often need to check fine details of compatibility and fit. This is when we would ask for a deposit to secure the work and know that we can move forwards knowing we will be paid for our time. There is no doubt that prices and stock levels fluctuate a lot and this can get frustrating.

An important thing to consider...

If you choose to purchase all the parts from us you will have one unified receipt and one point of contact for any warranty issue. If you source parts from multiple locations your point of service for warranty is with the original retailer. We will do our best to help, but it adds a level of complexity and inconvenience.

With all that said...

We work closely with a number of brands who trust us to build their frames to perfection and give great service. We are recognised dealers for LOOK, TIME and RIDLEY. This means we can pre order latest models and have their full support. We can supply other brands but we are limited to ordering from existing stock. We tend to only offer brands we have good experience of their quality. These brands include: Cinelli, Basso, Yeti, Pipedream, Olsen, Argon18,


A bike fit is an important step. We generally take a fit from your existing bike to ensure we are getting the right size, and then do a final fit on your new bike before we cut hoses and steerer tubes and deliver your bike. We can consult with our friends at Sports Recovery Kendal for any specific pain issues. Often our customers are quite remote and we will gladly work from fit specifications from your fitter, or help you measure your existing bike.


We need to avoid quotes going back and forth endlessly as we change minds or online discounts come up. We will issue a quote based on everything we have discussed to that point. The quote will ask for 50% deposit of the full balance and will be valid for 5 days. Upon receipt we will order all parts required and begin the build. If you were asked to pay a £500 deposit to ease us though the consultation phase this will be deducted, less any consultation time.

NB. This consultation time is difficult to make policy for. It protects us in the rare circumstance that we spend a lot of time talking and the result being that you choose to purchase items elsewhere or we have to price match to zero profit. Our time and knowledge is the added value in a custom build and we just need to be mindful that our business only exists if it is profitable.


We can deliver your bike fully assembled and ready to ride within the delivery radius of our service. We won't package a bike up for home delivery and assembly. Most customers like to come and collect their bikes.

Next Step...

Give us a call. Or email us on and we will call you back.

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