Hartley Cycles at the Design Museum


We are heading to the London Design Museum this weekend to check out the new exhibition but in the meantime, here is a small feature from Hartley Cycles who was selected to exhibit her new 953 Gravel Road Bike.

We are thrilled to announce that the latest Hartley Cycle, built by bespoke frame builder Caren Hartley, will be featured in the Design Museum’s new major exhibition – Cycle Revolution, in the bespoke builders’ workshop section of the exhibition, highlighting some of the leading frame builders working in the UK cycling industry today. The bike, a fully stainless build made from Reynolds 953, celebrates UK’s heritage of cycling, with understated contemporary style, craft, manufacture and engineering and is built from many bespoke British made materials and components including, Reynolds 953 tubing, Hope Tech hubs, Brooks C13 carbon saddle, Michaux Club handmade leather bar tape and Bentley Components bespoke art deco dropouts.

This Gravel Road bike built for the British roads, designed to be a fast and sure over anything the journey throws up, without sacrificing the fun and comfort, and the strength and corrosion resistance of the 953 will last a lifetime, even in inclement our weather!

With metalwork being at the core of everything that Hartley does, she celebrates the raw materials used in this build; from the 953, to the custom stainless steel bridges and dropouts, to the solid silver hand cut detailing, by leaving it exposed, polished, and open to the elements.


The exhibition runs from 18th November 2015 to 30th June 2016, at The Design Museum, Shad Thames, London, SE1.

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