Wednesday, 14 April 2010

A Beautiful Machine - Our Very Own Bike for Auction!

The bike on display as part of the "A Beautiful Machine" exhibition.

Following on from the two-week cycling event, A Beautiful Machine, up at the Howies store in Bristol recently, at which James was invited to speak about the project and what we get up to here, we are pleased to say that our group project bike build is up at the store and is being auctioned off to raise money for the project along with a bunch of other bike goodies kindly donated by Charge, Hope Technology, Brooks of England, Rapha and The Ride Magazine.

Colin proudly displaying the bike that he and others put so much work into.

The bike was given to the project about 4 months ago and was originally a lime-green peugeot racer in a pretty bad conditon. The first thing we did was to strip it down and wire brush it (with an angle grinder) back to bare metal. It then had 5 coats of clear spray lacquer before being built back up into a single-speed with reclaimed parts here at the workshop. We very much look forward to seeing it blitzing its way around the streets of Bristol soon!

To make a bid for the bike or any other of the bike bits in the auction please visit the Beautiful Machine blog where you can see what's up for grabs and find out how to make a bid. A huge thanks again to Nick Hand and John McFaul for inviting us to be a part of this event.

James speaking at the Howies store about The Bristol Bike Project


  1. As the winning bidder of this bike I will make sure i keep it in good nick & will enjoy riding it, it's been great to read the history of the bike it's my first adventure into the world of Bristol cycling and single speeding, i will make sure i blog & write any adventures i have with this beautiful machine.

  2. great stuff andy, thanks for writing! we hope you enjoy the bike and look forward to see you speeding round the streets of brizzle soon!
    feel free to drop by the project whenever you're passing....cheers