why i do it.
Bikes play an important role in my life.
As a kid I watched how my grandfather was tinkering with bicycles in the garage. The frames and instruments were scattered all over the space. That is where I was bitten by the bicycle bug. With my grandfather as an example, I learned how to make frames myself and thus I started with Fer Cycles.
I think steel is a fantastic material to work with because it's so workable. You can do anything with it.
I make a couple of bicycles per year. Too little to make a living, but that's not why I do it. Making a good customised product is more important to me than turning over large volumes.
I don't just make steel bicycles because I enjoy it. It is also a family tradition, which I am holding in honour.
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Some of the things I'm working on can be found here. Alternatively, you can head over to my Instagram page
I’ll only work with the best materials available and provide a 10 year guarantee on all labor.
I never compromise quality for time. This means I only make a handful of bikes per year. And my ambition is to keep it that way. It means the bikes I make are exactly what clients want.
I strive for honest customer service. I request a 40% advance payments to cover the cost of all parts, 60% on delivery of the bike.
I reserve the right to refuse jobs if they don't suit my timetable. Family and day job come first and I don't want to make promises I can't keep.
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MY NAME IS Stijn
I started building bikes a couple of years ago. After taking frame building classes at the Bicycle Academy in Frome, and extra welding courses (TIG welding and brazing) I started building more bikes for my own, and after a couple of months, colleagues, friends, and friends of colleagues and friends started informing about making a steel bike for them. So it all started from there.
Right now I make about 5 frames a year. Not a lot, but considering it's a hobby and a passion project, I love things the way they are.
But although my frame building "hobby" time is sparse, there's always time to build that N+1 bike for you.