Given that you can walk into any bicycle store, browse the shop floor, and a few moments later be the proud owner of a new bicycle, the obvious question is why custom build?
Custom building allows you to create the right bicycle that suits you and your exact needs. People, their body parts and what they want out of a ride are all very different. While you may find an off-the-peg bicycle that 'kinda fits' or 'kinda works' custom building allows you to specify all aspects of it from the components and their respective sizing, to the way the bike handles, as well as it's overall look and feel. Rather than a bicycle that's decidedly average, you can have something one-of-a-kind that fits your life and the environment you'll be riding.
How the process works
Steel is real
While we do work with other materials, our first love has to be steel. It's strong yet flexible, hard as nails, and rides with a lot of soul. What's not to like?
We're happy to work with non-vintage or retro frames too, and will customise any modern bicycle to better suit your needs. We're not purists either , so if you want to mix your classic steel frame with more modern bits we'll gladly oblige.
If you're interested in getting a Whippet custom build then please send us an email or contact +27 7899 50 888 to set-up a chat about your requirements. We'll draw up a quote, and if you decide to go ahead, will usually need a 50% deposit to get the ball rolling. The process usually takes around 2 weeks to complete. It's good idea to have a browse on our Instagram to see our work from the past few years.