Brooks B1866 Offers Handmade Bicycles from Famous Builders

Dario Pegoretti, Darren Crisp, and Ricky Feather among those taking London appointments

17 Jan 2014  |  Posted by Tim Gunn  |  Categories: Art & Design, Bicycles, Events, Friends, Heritage, Monthly highlights, Saddles, Bags, Etc., Style & Fashion

Ricky Feather in his technical and fashionable safety glasses

The B1866 shop in Seven Dials, London will be offering handmade frames direct in-house from some of the most respected names in the handmade bicycle world. Dario Pegoretti, Ricky Feather, and Darren Crisp are already among those signed up to offer personal consultation inside the B1866 premises, meaning customers will not have to travel to the frame-builders’ studios, but be measured and fitted right in the heart of London.

Appointments are filling up fast, read more to learn the latest details, and more information about custom Brooks saddle ordering, also available at B1866.

B1866 is inviting customers to book their appointment now by contacting the store directly. Dario Pegoretti will be at the B1866 shop on the 31st January and 1st February.

Dario using a mind trick to keep the bike standing

Dario Pegoretti is one of the leading names in bespoke/custom frame building. His workshop sits in the small town of Caldonazzo in northern Italy and the artwork that adorns his frames is just as much part of the custom build as the frame itself.  For instance if you ordered the ‘Ciavete’ paint-work for your own custom Pegoretti frame, you will get a frame hand painted by Dario himself, with the colours and graphics being whatever takes his fancy at the time.

To celebrate his trip to London, Mr. Pegoretti will bring with him his latest creation, a collaboration with the new Brooks Cambium Saddle centred on the Italian espresso brand Goppion. It features  the award winning Cambium which is created from the burlap of a coffee sack, and rich coffee themed detailing in the paintwork on the frame.

Dario will be visiting the B1866 shop on the 31st January and 1st February. To book a custom frame fit with Dario, please contact the B1866 shop manager, Steve Brill on +44 (0)20 7836 9968 or email: sb@brooksengland.com

Dario's Cambium Goppion Collaboration on show at B1866

Following in the footsteps of Dario Pegoretti in the @B1866 programme will be; Ricky Feather who is keeper of the flame at Feather Cycles in Yorkshire and Darren Crisp, master of unobtanium at Crisp Titanium in the foot hills of Tuscany for those who want a custom made Titanium bicycle.

A nice bit of Crisp Titanium fresh from Tuscany

Darren striking a pose

Also available at B1866, Brooks customers can now design their very own custom Brooks saddle, choosing from one of the myriad combinations available between the undercarriage and the many different available leathers.  Staff are always on-hand and ready to facilitate your dream creation, so stop by today!

Light as a Feather

The address of the shop is: B1866, 36 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, London WC2H 9LH.

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One Comment

  1. ianmac 
    Posted 9:15 pm
    17 Jan 2014

    I popped into the store on Thursday evening. Wonderful! And a kind assistant chatted away to me about all things Brooks – and all things bicycle-related. He showed me the Pegoretti bicycle with its unique Cambium saddle – a work of art!