Since 1946, Mercian Cycles has been building bespoke lightweight steel frames by hand in Derby, using traditional frame-building methods and one craftsman building each frame from start to finish, putting his own stamp next to the unique frame number marked on the bottom bracket. The workshop team have on average records of 20 years working in their current roles and the sense of skill exuding from the factory is hard to match. Current waiting time for a custom frame is five to six months, but what price is patience in the face of this perfection?
Price: From £2,197 for a complete ‘Miss Mercian’ bike package
More info: www.merciancycles.co.uk