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Bicycles by Design is the product of nearly 30 years experience in the bicycle industry. A collation of ideas, beliefs, services and products, that allow you to buy the best bicycles individually tailored to your needs.

Since 1981, under the Swallow brand, we have hand-built bespoke steel frames for discerning clients.

In 2009 we added made-to-measure hand-made aluminium frames under our Landescape brand and in 2012 complimented this with made-to-measure hand-made carbon fibre tandem frames.

We also sell some of the best-quality small individual brands from Europe and America.

There's no frou-frou or hyperbola, no flannel - just honest, well-designed products and advice.

“Details are not details: they are the design” - Charles Eames.

We are proud to be showing at Bespoked 2014 - 11th - 13th April 2014

Bespoked is an event that celebrates handmade bicycles and the artisans who make them.

Last year we received the award for Best Road Bicycle for our Swallow 953.

Our store will remain open during this event, but as Pete and Rob are at the show, 
some of our services will not be available such as full bike sizing and fitting (basic is available), in depth discussions and details of bespoke and made to measure frames and The Tandem Experience.  Our staff will be as helpful as usual, however if you have any questions about the above, just phone and check before visiting us.

If you are visiting the show then we look forward to seeing you.

Best Road Bicycle Award Bespoked Bristol 2013 - Swallow 953.

To learn more about how this bike was designed click on the image

Swallow 953 RoadBike bespoke robert wade hanmade handbuiltSwallow-best-Road-Bike-Bespoked-2013-front page

Please note that we have moved

We're now just across the river in Coalport, adjacent to the Youth Hostel and China Museum.

The John Rose Building, High Street, Coalport, Shropshire, TF8 7HT


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