For anyone passionate about their cycling who can look beyond the marketing hype of the mainstream bicycle industry, a handmade frame equipped with the most appropriate components, like any quality tool, will provide years of satisfaction, reliability and comfort.
Inspired by the wish to pass on years of expertise and experience, knowing the kilometres, the headwinds, the hills and the hours in the saddle that you will encounter Velosmith builds a range of tourers encompassing every aspect of touring cycling, whether tackling one of Australia’s great desert crossings, following an Adventure Cycling route in the US, a wine tour in South Australia or riding the Paris - Brest - Paris.
Velosmith no-nonsense quality touring bikes are produced with the passion that has sustained a lifetime commitment to cycling.
Tim Stredwick – Velosmith
A Velosmith tourers are hand-built for a lifetime of cycling. The combination of steel tubing and careful component choice ensures that your Velosmith bicycle is made for the long haul.
All frame tubes (except seat and head tubes, which are rust proofed) are sealed, no moisture can get in so no rust to shorten the life of your frame. Components such as a Rohloff hub gears provide tens of thousands of virtually maintenance and adjustment free kilometres. Rohloff chains too have a reputation for being the best quality available today.
From the days of the high wheeler, bicycle frames have been constructed from steel tubing. The invention of the safety bike prompted the manufacture of thinner wall tubing and special steels. This has culminated in modern steel bicycle tubing with wall thicknesses down to 0.5mm or less but with an unprecedented strength and resilience. It is a fact of life that when comparing frame weight alone a steel frame is heavier than a comparable aluminium or carbon fibre frame but once the components and the rider are added the weight difference is less than 1%.
Velosmith frames are constructed of Reynolds 631 or 853 main tubes and Reynolds 725 stays. These ‘heat treated’ tubes are available in variety of wall thicknesses and sizes to suit the intended use of the bike and are perfect for fillet-brazed construction.
Velosmith tourers are only available via mail order, straight from the workshop to your door. This direct contact with you, your wishes and the intended use of your Velosmith enables me to provide personalised advice and service.
Your Velosmith will arrive almost completely assembled even with air in the tyres, just attach the handle bars to the stem put water in the your bidon and you’re ready to ride.
Although Velosmith is confident that you will be completely satisfied with the quality of manufacture and suitability of your Velosmith If this is not the case I will redesign and replace the frame.
In addition all Velosmith frames come with a lifetime guarantee for the original owner.
Updated Jan 2013