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Merlin and Litespeed at the European Handmade Bicycle Exhibition

More lovely handmade bikes - this time from Merlin and Litespeed

We've just uploaded another gallery of pics from last weekends Handmade bike exhibition in Germany this time featuring the Merlin's and Litespeeds on show.

Merlin/Litespeed at EHBE gallery

Amongst the bikes the two brands had on display were two Litespeed Archon's one a standard road model with some very far from standard paint job hand-done by German paint specialists Fromental; the other a custom frame fixed version with track end dropouts and some lush Paul Components, er components and an extended titanium seatpost.

Also on display was a very classic looking Cyrene and a Merlin Cielo. For fans of the off-road side of things there was also tricked out version of the Litespeed Sewanee and Unicoi.

We'll be posting a load more pics over the weekend with some in-depth captions too.'s founder and first editor, nowadays to be found riding a spreadsheet. Tony's journey in cycling media started in 1997 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 - finally handing on the reins in 2021 to Jack Sexty. 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, though he'd like to own a carbon bike one day.

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