Ever fancied a peak inside one of Britian's last remaining frame building workshops? In the second in their series of podcasts on British craftsmen Howies have visited the legendary Bristol-based frame builders, Argos.
Argos have been going for 36 years and are still as busy as ever, custom building may not be the biggest part of their business any more, but they are still making them custom frames range from £1,000 to £1,500 – these days they're mainly building Audax and light touring bikes. The main source of business is frame renovation – particularly fixeds.
Well worth checking out – some great pics and an interesting listen.
Tony has been editing cycling magazines and websites since 1997 starting out as production editor and then deputy editor of Total Bike, acting editor of Total Mountain Bike and then seven years as editor of Cycling Plus. He launched his first cycling website - the Cycling Plus Forum at the turn of the century. In 2006 he left C+ to head up the launch team for Bike Radar which he edited until 2008, when he co-launched the multi-award winning road.cc - which he continues to edit today. His favourite ride is his ‘commute’ - which he does most days inc weekends and he’s been cycle-commuting since 1994. His favourite bikes are titanium and have disc brakes.