Bamford Cycle Department Will Make You a Custom Bike to Match Your Favorite Chanel Lipstick By Lucie Shelly The Bamford Cycle Department will make you the bike of your dreams. Do you want it painted the precise shade of your favorite discontinued Chanel lipstick? Done. Memory foam in the handlebars to keep your hands comfortable? […]
Growing up on a 1,700-acre Gloucestershire estate, with swanky holidays on the family yacht and decadent Gatsby-esque birthday parties, George the son of the billionaire Lord Bamford, the chairman of JCB, a multi-national agricultural and-construction-equipment manufacturing company, and his glamorous wife Lady Bamford, could easily have become a playboy booze-hound. But his parents instilled in […]
Custom Bikes by Bamford Cycle Department – Cool Hunting Custom Bikes by Bamford Cycle Department Building a better ride with unique geometry and bespoke carbon fiber tubing by Graham Hiemstra in Design on 19 June 2014 George Bamford knows what he likes and how he likes it, and has over the years customized all types […]
The Bamford Cycle Department is the brainchild of Bamford Watch Department founder George Bamford. As the Bamford Watch Department is one of the first companies to offer bespoke luxury personalised watches, the Bamford Cycle Department is bringing BWD’s mantra of “If you can imagine it, we can create it” to the world of performance cycling. In a little over a year, BCD went from a concept to an advanced flexible production technique, which allows each bicycle to be tailor made to each customer. Using several types of carbon composite material in twelve different weave patterns, BCD has shunned the mass production technique of forming frames in one or two large moulds. Instead, a bespoke internal joining system that uses an adapted technology currently employed in only one other high performance vehicle sector has been used. This allows a frame to be built with custom geometry, so that the finished bicycle fits perfectly to the customer’s measurements, riding abilities and requirements, and yet be as light as a more traditional “monocoque” construction frame.