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If you fancy adding a personal touch to your bike, how about a custom headset top cap from new UK brand Kapz?

We have alwaysapleasure on the road.cc forum to thank for this tip off. We’d never heard of Kapz before he pointed us in the right direction, although the brand only launched at the end of October so perhaps it’s understandable.

Kapz is the creation of Khush Jabble, based in Glastonbury, Somerset, and all the caps are designed and made in the UK. They’re 1 1/8in and aluminium, and you can go for a stock design or a custom one. If you'd like a custom option, you can choose between laser etched, engraved, and a full colour cap.

This one is from the Psychedelic range and it’s priced at £24.95. That’s multi-coloured anodizing on there. Each one is completed by hand and Kapz promise that the design will never be repeated. You get a bolt along with the cap, and you can choose the bolt colour. If you don't want to spend quite that much, you can go for a standard laser-etched design at £14.95.

If you want to go down the custom route, here’s the sort of laser-etched cap you could get. You can go for text only, or text and either a single icon or two icons. All of these are £14.95, including the bolt.

Or you could go for a full custom design at £19.95.

“If you can draw it, we can produce it – simple,” says Khush.

An engraved headset cap like this one (above) is a little more expensive at £24.95 but, again, you can have whatever message or design you like.

A full colour headset cap is the same price, £24.95. So, you could have a Union Jack or King of the Mountains polka dots or… well, anything you like.

Oh, and a Wiggo-style RAF/mod roundel design will be available in the January. Kapz will also be offering customised headset spacers and boltless caps at the same time.

Cool, huh? We have to get some road.cc argyle ones sorted. Mosey on over to the Kapz website and take a look.

Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over the past 20 years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for seven years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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Guys, now you have put me in a right spin, my trike has a headset, so I can have a custom cap and I've been trying to work out what I would put on it from kustomcaps.

Then you throw this into the mix......

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Mat Brett [624 posts] 3 years ago
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Don't blame us, blame alwaysapleasure.

I'm thinking one for every day of the week and a special one for bank holidays/state funerals etc.

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Jaltham [60 posts] 3 years ago
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These are so cool!
Time like these I wished I had a 1 1/8" headset rather than a 1"!

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kapz [1 post] 3 years ago
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Hi guys and thanks for adding us to road.cc - with regards to the 1" Headsets, we dont do them (yet) as most modern bikes have 1 1/8" BUT dont despair, we will do soon.

Alternatively we could etch or engrave your current 1" Headset Cap as an option  1

Khush @ KAPZ

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TheHound [117 posts] 3 years ago
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Does anyone else think that's a ridiculous price?

In a article yesterday about cheap upgrades or something there was a different company doing the same thing for less than half the price.

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kiterseve [8 posts] 3 years ago
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I agree. i would love to have bought british but i have just ordered 4 for mine and my sons bikes for under £23 posted 1st class from the states. These would have cost me £60 plus postage from these guys!

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notfastenough [3684 posts] 3 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

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Guys, now you have put me in a right spin, my trike has a headset, so I can have a custom cap and I've been trying to work out what I would put on it from kustomcaps.

Then you throw this into the mix......

Wham, bam, 3 wheels for Kam.

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step-hent [722 posts] 3 years ago
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Doesn't seem overpriced for a bit of custom blingery. Am thinking I'll go for a custom design to match my new saddle with swifts on from BusyMan... Sweet!

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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notfastenough wrote:

Wham, bam, 3 wheels for Kam.

Not bad, I asked the public of twitter and got one reply.

WARNING, this may offend some, but I found it amusing.

What about a blue disabled badge.....  4 4 4 4

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DAG on a bike [81 posts] 3 years ago
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kiterseve wrote:

I agree. i would love to have bought british but i have just ordered 4 for mine and my sons bikes for under £23 posted 1st class from the states. These would have cost me £60 plus postage from these guys!

Kiterseve,

Where did you order from in the States?

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gareth2510 [167 posts] 3 years ago
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£25??!!! Enough said I fear