Imagine, if you will, being able to make a bike that you will grow old with, that will be made from the best components from around the world, and will use the knowledge and skills of the bike world’s most experienced craftsmen. That is exactly what Robert Penn, cycling journalist and author, did, and it became the subject of his book It’s all about the bike. Built from scratch and starting with a frame from artisan bikebuilder and Sheffield-based Brian Rourke, Penn travelled the world to cherry pick the components best suited to his needs. The result is a beautiful one-off that should last a lifetime.
Price: We doubt the bike’s for sale, but you can buy the book for £8.99
More info: www.robpenn.net
Where to buy: £6.29, Amazon