What is a handcrafted bicycle ?
A handcrafted bicycle is first of all an unique bicycle, tailored according to the riding, the morphology and the demands of a client. This idea is in opposition to the series bicycles, made on standard dimensions at which the cyclist must to cope with thanks to different adjustments. A handcrafted bicycle is also a machine conceived and made by the builder, in the specific workshop which enable to follow the entire process to keep an high quality control for the best result. This is different to the bicycle mounter who does not do the frame by hands. They get them produce sometimes at low price abroad, they do the painting and mount the components only. A handcrafted bicycle is a custom bicycle, made by the builder for his clients dealing with them directly. It is the result of a long-term exchange for an unique machine.
When meet the builders and see the machine ?
The public won't be at rest during the event. The Friday and Saturday morning the spectators will be able to follow the trials. The Saturday and Sunday afternoon the bicycles will be on display in a common area, it will be then the occasion to admire these unique creations and be in touch directly with their builders. Some of them will show other models they made along other brands of the cycling industry which are close to the craftsman’s environment. Finally, the different routes offer by la Cyclo Les Copains-Cyfac will give the chance to everyone to discover and enjoy the charming roads of the Livradois-Forez region.
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