Custom Bikes

We consider every bike sold at Hewitt Cycles a custom bike, whether you have a bespoke frame built to yourself or a bike or frame chosen from stock. This is because of the tailored service you will receive from an initial discussion, a bike fitting (included in every bike sale, worth £100.00), The bike built to our own very high exacting standards, all to your personal requirements and always working alongside you to create what is not just a bike, but YOUR bike.

The first step is an initial briefing, where we can determine the direction of your custom-built bike. What is the bike intended for? Club riding, leisure, long distance touring, road racing or Audax riding? Or may be even a combination?

Using this information, the next step is a bike fitting. This determines what position you require on the bike and allows us to work out what size frame you need, whether it be a bespoke custom frame, or a pre-determined frame size from stock with dimensions that work with you to achieve your position and requirements, you can read more about bike fitting here.

In most cases a custom frame doesn’t necessarily need to be built, finding a frame with suitable dimensions can then be assembled with the correct components to your dimensions and maintaining a balanced position on the bike.

Optimizing the frames geometry and ensuring aesthetics are considered before building, ie stem not too long or too short ans similarly the amount of seat post protruding from the frame, it’s got to be good looking after all.

Once we have determined the position, suitable frame dimensions and materials, we can consider the specification, selecting a wheelset, again from stock or having hand-built wheels, then selecting a suitable group-set and finishing components.

We always consider what components are best suited to your needs, to your budget and we will always advise on the compatibility of components. At this stage you can be very specific if there are any parts you really want on your bike, or if there are areas you don’t fully understand, we are always happy to explain or even offer alternatives, choices and offer alternatives, remember you are the designer and we will do everything we can to facilitate, advise and build your custom bike.

Custom built bike built using an existing frame
Custom built bike using a new frame with existing parts
Custom built bike using custom built frame
Custom built bikes using an off the peg frame.

Tel : 01772-424773

Email : info@hewittcycles.co.uk

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