2018 Handmade Bicycle Show Australia
Photos by Andy White, words by John Watson
Today we’re continuing our coverage of the Handmade Bicycle Show Australia, with six builders, many of which might be completely new names to you, as they were to me. Photographer and owner of FYXO, Andy White was at the show, documenting each of the maker’s bikes, under the spotlight, and on the stage at the event. We’ll have a few big galleries up over the next few days from each of the builders present at the show. Let’s continue the coverage with…
Devlin Custom Cycles Road
Based in Queensland, Australia, Devlin Cystom Cycles builds 100% custom Columbus steel bicycle frames. For the HBSA this year, he brought this stunning blue classic road with a stainless rear triangle and seat tube. This frame was painted a brilliant blue by Wallis Paints, a local painter who coats Devlin’s frames. Follow Devlin on Instagram.
G Duke Classic Road Frameset
G Duke Custom Frames is the work of Geoff Duke, a one-man show who makes lugged bikes by silver brazing construction and builds his frames with Reynolds, Columbus, and Dedacciai tubing. Geoff Duke’s background is in tooling and road racing, so he applies his knowledge of both to deliver a completely custom experience for his customers.
Gellie Cycles All-Road
Gellie Cycles hails from Bend of Islands, Victoria, Australia and offers beautifully constructed tig-welded frames with a modern approach to functionality and style. This year at the HBSA, he brought this orange all-road, featuring a Columbus Futura fork, painted to match, just like the stem and post. This all-road is rolling on ENVE wheels and is propelled by SRAM’s CX-1 gruppo. Follow Gellie and his incredible work on Instagram.
Goodspeed SL Road
Goodspeed takes their inspiration from cruiser bikes and updates the body language of these classics to modern functionalities like this SL Road model. This frame utilizes internal routing, within the double tube top tubes, features a NOS Flite saddle, and is built with Campagnolo Record. Follow Goodspeed on their Instagram.
H Tech Aeriform Road
The Aeriform is just one of the many models offered by H Tech, makers of wooden bicycles, built using high-tech methods, as their name implies. This particular model utilizes Selective Carbon Reinforcement, to ensure the frame’s structural integrity and ride quality. See more about H Tech’s process at their website.
Mooro Cycles Wagyl Road
One of my favorites from the show – at least from Andy’s selection – is this Mooro Cycles Wagyl road, featuring Busyman saddle and bar tape leatherwork. The reason I love this bike is the story behind the ornate finishing; the Wagyl. Based on local lore, and according to the native Noongar people, this snake lives in the realm of dreams and is solely responsible for the birth of the Swan and Canning Rivers, along with their estuaries in the south-western region of Western Australia. Follow along with more of Mooro Cycles’ work at their Instagram.
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Our coverage from the Handmade Bicycle Show Australia would not be possible without the hard work of Andy White from FYXO. Follow FYXO on Instagram and visit FYXO‘s online store to pick up some goods. Thank you, Andy, and thank you to all the makers in Australia for putting together such an amazing showcase. There’s more to come!