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Think you know how to knock up a nice looking bike? Well here's your chance to prove it. Foffa Bikes, in partnership with the IG London Nocturne, have launched a competition to design a bike and the winner, picked on the night of the Nocturne, will get their bike made and delivered by Foffa.

What's more, it's easy! head over to www.foffabikes.com and use their handy bike designing tool to knock up your steed. Once you're happy with your bike design, all you need to do to be in the hat is upload it to the IG London Nocturne facebook page. You'll be up against some famous names, apparently, including Garmin-Barracuda's David Millar and Team Sky's Alex Dowsett, winner of the IG London Nocturne last year; we can't see Millar's design on there at the moment though so presumably he's playing his cards close to his chest on this one. Alex Dowsett's bike looks like this:

Think you can do better? Course you do. Get cracking then! Post production work in the graphics package of your choice is allowed if you're that way inclined. That's ours at the top. Beauty is in the eye, etc and so on.

Five entries will be shortlisted a week before the event, based on the number of likes each design receives on the site, so get your mates to like yours to be in with a shot of glory. One lucky winner will be picked on the night of the Nocturne at Smithfield Market, and they will have their own design, worth up to £1,000, built by the Foffa Bikes team and delivered shortly after the event. Prizes will also be awarded to the 2nd and 3rd places.

Dave is a founding father of road.cc and responsible for kicking the server when it breaks. In a previous life he was a graphic designer but he's also a three-time Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling world champion, and remains unbeaten through the bog. Dave rides all sorts of bikes but tends to prefer metal ones. He's getting old is why.

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Ciaran Patrick [116 posts] 3 years ago
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Cool whens the deadline date. Anyone know

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cove123 [88 posts] 3 years ago
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design tools pants??? finding it diff to land on stickers i want.... aaaahhh

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 3 years ago
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The design tool is naff, you can only pick from what they have listed. If i wanted a certain colour of bar tape, no luck, carbon forks....nope  39

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onlyonediane [156 posts] 3 years ago
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How do you up load to the nocturne page from an iPad.

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VecchioJo [396 posts] 3 years ago
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i've spent ages looking on their site for the handy 'bike adjusting tool' so i can get their saddles straight, as i can't, i'm out  1

and i don't want silly bars on my fixed either

(flounces off)

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The Chaplin [30 posts] 3 years ago
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Uploaded, got bored quickly......oh well!