2018 Handmade Bicycle Show Australia: Llewellyn Custom Bicycles Road

2018 Handmade Bicycle Show Australia
Photos by Andy White, words by John Watson

Darrell from Llewellyn‘s work was first introduced to me by Andy White of FYXO on one of my first trips to Australia, somewhere around 2010 or so. I had never heard of his work, much less had seen it in person, so at the time, I was completely blindsided by Darrell’s craftsmanship. If you were to ask me for US-based frame builders who share a similar craftsmanship, Chris Kvale, DiNucci and others come to mind but there is something different about a Llewellyn and it’s not easy to put a finger on it.

For this year’s Handmade Bicycle Show Australia, Darrell brought along this candy red road bike, built using a modern 44mm head tube, Zipp 454 Wheels, modern Dura Ace and a sloping top tube, akin to Darrell’s Crescendo road models. This bike, however, is unlike anything I’ve seen from Llewellyn. Take a second to ogle the details. From the stainless head tube protectors to the stainless heart bridge, the double fastback seat post clamp and the bent stays, this bike is a show-stopper and merits its own gallery…

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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!