#framebuilderfriday – Hartley Cycles

I came across Hartley Cycles last year after I saw The Bicycle Academy tweet about her work.  Caren Harley’s work impressed me from the start, with her past in Jewellery it was evident from first sight she had an incredible eye for detail.

The bicycle below made from Columbus Spirit and XCR, with Sram Force 22 group set and Thomson finishing kit, painted personally by Caren cobalt blue and pink.



^ photo credit – Sebastien Klein

“Hartley Cycles is the culmination of over 10 years of fine metal work and love affair with cycling. From a small workshop in South London, Caren Hartley creates beautiful bespoke steel and stainless steel bicycles uniquely tailored to each client.”



^ photo credit – Sebastien Klein

Also featured is 650c road bike featured in the rouleur article, both bicycle of which can seen at Bristol Bespoke this year.


^ photo credit – Sebastien Klein

“As one of the UK’s few female frame builders, Caren is passionate about making bikes for both women and men that are equal in beauty and performance, and most importantly perfectly fitted to the rider.”

^ photo credit – Sebastien Klein

For more information check out here website here.