Hungarian Dániel Merényi was an apprentice of the legendary Dario Pegoretti for four years and since learning the art of frame building from one of the masters, has since gone it alone and set up his own company, Merényi Bicycles. And you’ll be able to see the frames in the UK for the first time at Bespoked Bristol, which starts this Friday and runs all weekend.
Merényi Bicycles will be distributed in the UK through Mosquito Bikes, who also recently picked up Alchemy. Merényi is only a small company with just three staff. Each frame is completely bespoke and numbered, no two frames are the same. Merényi believe that “the birth of a bicycle is an adventure we share with the customer.”
They currently braze lugged frames with a copper alloy for the filler material and the frames are left to air cool. Plans are afoot to produce TIG welded frames to allow them more freedom from the limitations of lugs. The quality of his work, as these photos shows, is simply stunning and beautiful. We'll be spending some time taking a good look at them at the show.
Visit http://merenyi.eu/en/ to find out more about Merényi.
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.