Article: Bespoke – the Handbuilt Bike
One of co-curator Sacha White’s custom built touring bikes.
While bespoke usually refers to clothing, back in the 1880s, when the bicycle was first invented, the two-wheeled wonder was handcrafted to suit the size and style of its rider. Now that bikes have made their way back into popular culture, not only for recreation but as practical transportation, the bespoke bike is no longer a thing of the past. The latest exhibition at the Museum of Art and Design, “Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle,” salutes the bike builders of today and shows off their snazziest wares.