It’s 1975. At only 14 years of age, Doriano starts working in the workshop of his father Ugo, frameworker of historic cyclists like Eddy Merckx. In 2015, He founds BIXXIS and says "I wanted to get back to basics. I wanted to go on building bicycle frame guided by one simple idea. That’s where Bixxis comes from: true craftmanship as the only orientation to foster even more passion into sturdy – yet contemporary – bicycles built with the metals I love: steel and titanium.
Bixxis means exactly that: “Biciclette Italiane per il XXI Secolo”, Italian bicycles for the twenty-first century."
BEST GRAVEL BIKE @ 2017 NAHBS
Aaron Barcheck, a founder of Mosaic Cycles, started to build bicycle frames in 2002 and founded Mosaic Cycles in 2009. He is just 33 but has built about 3,000 frames already. Mosaic Cycles is a family operated small batch builder of handmade bicycles. Precision fabrication and an efficient business practice balance Mosaic as an industry leader, creating meaningful cycling moments and enduring products. Mosaic partners globally with select bicycle shops, bringing a tailored experience to each rider.
100% Pure Italian Frames by Gianni Pegoretti
Its very frustrating seeing the world you live in disappear or morph into something you no longer recognise – suddenly you wake up and everything has changed. Materials have changed, all the production has been moved to the far away Orient. Suddenly quality, pride, knowledge and ideas all went east, far east. We spent much time looking at what we were doing and asking why we were doing it, where was this all going. What was the point of trying to produce for other people when all they wanted was what everyone else had. What was the point of making molds when no one actually seemed that interested or even believed it was possible to produce carbon fibre frames in Italy. We decided to open a small workshop with the idea that people want to know who makes it, what the people making it believe in and what they are getting.
BEST CX BIKE @ 2017 NAHBS
Donhou Bicycles is a multi award winning frame building workshop based in east London. Tom Donhou, a founder says that we produce some of the worlds finest steel bicycles.
Whether it be a full custom, or one of our Signature Steel series frames, we pride ourselves on our attention to detail and the love and care that is taken to create each individual frame.
100% Aluminium Custom Frame in the UK
Bond.Bike was founded out on a bike ride between three friends started to kick around an idea for a handmade, fully customised frame that would, at the end of the day, be a bike that they each wanted to have themselves and be one that they could feel proud of. Bond makes custom made aluminum road bicycle frames. Light, strong, beautiful, totally befitted and bespoke. Emma Pooley, a famous female cyclist, has her custom aluminium frameset for herself.