The bike that’s built to last for life
31 March 2023
Using Accu fasteners and fixings, alongside other valued components from manufacturers across the world, Temple Cycles designs, tests and assembles vibrant and versatile bikes for every type of cyclist.
The bike that’s designed to become vintage
While studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bristol, Temple Cycles’ Founder, Matt Mears, began repairing vintage bikes, growing to admire their resilience, simple designs and dependability. He found it incredibly impressive that, despite their age, these classic bikes were able to be restored and reused. Mears also observed that finding a modern bike that does everything you need it to do can be a challenge.
With many bikes available for many types of riders, it is not unusual for both new and experienced cyclists to feel overwhelmed when searching for the perfect bike. As a solution, Mears wanted to keep things simple. He believed that, with careful design and craftsmanship, he could create a fleet of bikes that are built to last, designed to become vintage and have the versatility to suit a range of cycling needs.
Designing and building a Temple Cycles bike
Designing a bike that lasts a lifetime is not an easy task. The first step is to consider the purpose of the bike. Whether it be a bike for town riding, road cycling or touring, the aim is to design the ideal bike for every customer.
Part of the design stage is selecting the best materials for the product. For its bikes to prevail through the tests of time, Temple Cycles works with specialist suppliers from all over the world to select the finest materials and components. One of these suppliers is Accu.
Read the full article in DPA's April issue