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London-based bespoke frame builder to show new frame with 3D printed dropouts and seat lug

Bespoke framebuilding company Quirk Cycles will use this weekend’s Bespoked UK Handbuilt show to launch some new bike models and signature paint schemes, as well as showcasing a very special build utilising 3D printed stainless steel dropouts and seat lug.

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Winner of the Brooks Choice award at the Bespoked Handmade Bicycle Show in 2016, Rob Quirk has an eye for detail and style and has created some standout bikes over the years, and bikes used in events as diverse as the Transcontinental Race and Red Hook Crit.

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With Bespoked taking place this weekend Quirk will be showcasing a very special new frame that will take centre stage on the company’s stand. All we know is that 3D printing technology has been used to create beautifully smooth dropouts and a seat cluster unlike any we’ve seen before.

The finish is said to be pretty special too, created by Cole Coatings Workshop and using a special silver leaf process. We can’t wait to get a closer look at the weekend.

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Along with that new frame will be the launch of three new bike models, the Durmitor, Mamtor and Kegety. The Kegety is an all-new gravel/adventure bike based on Rob’s experience of riding the Silk Road Mountain Bike Race last summer - you can read about it here. 

The Durmitor is a disc-equipped road bike aimed at long distance rides with an emphasis on comfort, but highly capable if something like the Transcontinental Race takes your fancy, where this bike was actually developed.

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The Mamtor is an “all-road gravel” bike loosely based on the Durmitor road bike but with wider tyre clearance, up to 40mm wide tyres will fit, for adding gravel tracks into your road rides, to provide the increased versatility that a lot of cyclists are looking for today.

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As well as new models will be a range of new signature paint schemes and standard geometries for all models.

 

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.