Thursday, 6 August 2009

Australian bespoke bike builder

Velosmith is an Australian handmade bike builder. We found this on the web, so have not seen any or met anyone with one, but they certainly look and sound like quality.

Worth a look if you are about to buy an expensive bike anyway, so at least you can spec it to your needs:

Velosmith tourers are hand-built for a lifetime of cycling. The combination of steel tubing and careful component choice ensures that your Velosmith bicycle is made for the long haul.

All frame tubes (except seat and head tubes, which are rust proofed) are sealed, no moisture can get in so no rust to shorten the life of your frame. Components such as a Rohloff hub gears provide tens of thousands of virtually maintenance and adjustment free kilometres. Rohloff chains too have a reputation for being the best quality available today.

Tim has two bikes riding through South America here:

And another pair riding the Australian wide-brown-rim here:

The photo is from the Velosmith site

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