Orange Row Speed Shop is the workshop where all Spoon Customs bikes are built up and finished, ready for customers. A few of them start here too, with a discussion about building a dream bike, fitting it, and then sending designs off to our fabrication team, back home near the mountains of Italy and France.
The workshop can also offer a full range of new custom builds from top marques such as De Rosa, 3T, Cinelli and Look. We can also supply parts from manufacturers such as 3T, Campagnolo, Zipp, Parcours and Brooks.
For the day to day, we want to help anyone's bike go faster, with servicing available for any bike, from BMX's and commuters, to downhill bikes. We can often price match big parts, and for service items we either keep or can get most things next day.
Pop in and say hello. We'll take a look at your bike for free, and give you an honest assessment of any work that needs doing, with proper quotes before we start any work.
In 2015, I ran away to the mountains to start Spoon Customs, an alpine handmade bike company. Me and a couple of mates (Tony and Ben) and I developed three frame designs, a proper road racer - The Izoard RR launched this summer, an adventure bike - a fat tyre go anywhere adventure machine - called 'Finestre', and a grown up stainless steel fast grand tourer. We're also working on a fix wheel crit racer that we're hoping to take to Red Hook Crit for the European stages this year.
We launched the brand and the Izoard RR on June 1st in London, and with the majority of the press and customers here it pretty soon became clear that we needed a UK base to be nearer to clients.
We stumbled across a tiny unit in Brighton's North Laines, surrounded by street art and cafes, not far from the main station. We opened in December 2017 to provide a base for the bike company, and somewhere to build out projects. To keep the workshop busy, we're providing servicing and mechanical and parts support to cyclists in the area.
In Montgenevre and Briancon in the mountains where the idea started, the local bike shop (or ski tech) is an important part of life, and we want to be relied upon to get your bike going to get you home, or get your bike in tip top nick for race day. Most of all, we're hoping that over time we can be an active part of the Brighton cycling community.
We split our time between here, Northern Italy and the Alps in Montgenevre, but the riding is pretty epic round here, the people are rad we're loving being a small part of Brighton's North Laines.