A little question and answer with Tom Donhou!

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So you started in 2010?

Yep I think so, can’t totally remember but sounds about right! We went fully public at the first Bespoked show…

That years bespoked (the first) in Bristol was really the first time for me that I saw bikes like yours. Your Pimento Stuffed and Rickys Track build from that show are still very memorable, you both stood out quite clearly at that show, at the time there were not so many new builders…I guess you wouldn’t have imagined there would be so many now?

Yeah we took Best in Show with the ‘Pimento Stuffed’ bike that year. Going there was a total unknown, as the resurgence in frame building in the UK hadn’t really happened. That show was essentially the start of it, so it was an interesting clean slate and great to have been there…

Continue reading…HERE!

I really did get to hang out!

Thanks for hanging out Annalisa and if you’re interested in hearing what we talked about, listen below!

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Beautiful flick by Michele Colucci!

Merckx Monday: With a little bit of help from our friends!

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Anybody know where this image is from?

Here is the photo flip flopped!

Building a custom Red Hook Crit race bike for Juliet Elliott!

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After working with Charge Bikes for as long as I remember (8 years maybe?), last year we decided to part ways as our paths had diverged to such an extent that it didn’t make sense to continue. Charge were my first bike sponsor and I’ll forever be grateful to them for supporting me and being so fun to work with but with me increasingly riding carbon road bikes, full suspension mountain bikes and track bikes, none of which they make, it was time to move on.

So this year, I wasn’t sure what bike I was going to race on at the the Red Hook Crit as for the first time I was free to ride anything I wanted. I’ve had several offers from teams I would genuinely really love to be a part of but with ASSOS being my priority these days, I had to turn them down as I’d never be able to wear a team skinsuit rather than my ASSOS one.

Enter Hartley Cycles!

Continue reading…HERE!

I’m really looking forward to seeing the completion of this project!