Made in England: The Artisans Behind the Handbuilt Bicycle
A new book from independent publisher Push Projects explores the tradition and future of the British bike-building industry through the eyes of master bespoke frame builders.
Made in England: The Artisans Behind the Handbuilt Bicycle is written by Matthew Sowter of Saffron Frameworks and Ricky Feather of Feather Cycles. Both are renowned British frame builders themselves, making this book a labour of love. Interviews with 13 leading figures in the frame-building industry are accompanied by beautiful pictures from British photographer Kayti Peschke, which feature their workshops as well as the finished products.
The book is set to be released this month and is available for pre-order now.
For similar projects involving heritage crafts, see the Stylus Autumn/Winter 2013-14 Industry Trend, Homage. Look out for the Homage Update, coming soon.