Fit for a king?

After growing up watching his old man building bikes in the kitchen, Anthony Pearson always wanted to build his own one. Words and pics: Nik After a couple of years of spraying bikes for other people, he decided it was time, and got advice from an old friend who knew

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Little ‘n’ large

No, not the two almost terminally unfunny ‘comedians’ off the telly, but the wheels on Phil Jones’ trike… Words: Nik Pics: Simon Everett Phil, from deepest, darkest (well…) Cornwall, started building trikes after losing his left leg in an accident back in 2010. He was a committed and lifelong biker,

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Chain reaction

Some people’s design criteria are really easy – Richy wanted his next chop to have black spoked wheels, and a ‘beep-beep’-style squeezy bulb horn. The rest of the design was up to me… Words: Ger Conlon Pictures: Ian Shipley This is the second fancy chop I’ve built for him (the

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Manic mechanic

Juha ‘Raiza’ Raitio from Turku, Finland, works at a friend’s custom bike shop, but often goes there in the middle of the night to work on his personal projects undisturbed. No wonder he usually creates half a dozen new bikes every year! Words: Charley Charles Pictures: Siwer Ohlsson Some people

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