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Carradice commission a bespoke bicycle

At Carradice, we're all bicycle nuts and although attending Bespoked is meant to be about promoting our products, we just can't help being drawn to all those beautiful handmade bicycles. And so, last year David commissioned a bespoke bicycle hand-crafted by Sven Cycles - the winner of the 2014 Bespoked "Best Touring Bicycle Award"

The rationale for the purchase is obvious to everyone: most of the bikes we use to display our bags at shows and for product photography are starting to look very beaten up. The new bike will be kept pristine and used solely for display (won't it?!)

Darron at Sven Cycles opted for a predominantly black frame with gleaming nickel plating on the forks and rear triangle, beautifully complemented by polished metal components and tiny flashes of red, including the Sven logo. Adding the Carradice logo to the top tube is the icing on the cake. We love it and it will show our bags to perfection.

Specification for the Carradice Sven hand built Tourer is as follows:

Frame: Reynolds 725 / 853 mix with nickel plating
Forks: Reynolds 725 with nickel plating

  • Custom Sven Cycles Stem with bell
  • Bars Velo Orange Rando
  • Seat Post Velo Orange Grand Cru
  • Caine Creek 40
  • Bottom Bracket Velo Orange
  • Crank Velo Orange Grand Cru 48 / 34
  • Shifters Dura Ace Bar end Shifters
  • Rear Mec Shimano 105 Long Cage
  • Front Mec Shimano CX 70
  • Cassette Shimano 11-32
  • Brake Levers Dia Comp Grand Comp
  • Brakes Dia Comp gc999
  • Mudguards Custom carbon
  • Wheels Velo Orange High Flange hub DT Swiss tk540 Rims and DT Swiss Spokes
  • Tyres 32 mm Shwable Durano, Continental Gator Skins

Find out more about Sven Cycles here

svenAt Carradice, we're all bicycle nuts and although attending Bespoked is meant to be about promoting our products, we just can't help being drawn to all those beautiful handmade bicycles. And so, last year David commissioned a bespoke bicycle hand-crafted by Sven Cycles - the winner of the 2014 Bespoked "Best Touring Bicycle Award"