Just as Glasgow is about to go cycle crazy, another event is promising interest to enthusiasts.
On Saturday 5 August, the very first Brazin’: Scotland’s Hand-Built Bicycle Show will launch at Civic House, Glasgow.
Between midday and 5pm, cycling fans can meet a variety of leading frame builders and discover the best of Scotland’s bicycle industry.
According to event organisers, “all kinds of cycling enthusiasts will be delighted by a diverse mix of quality craft, contrasting styles, from traditional to contemporary, all under one roof.”
Its press release says: “All the exhibitors have a reputation for excellence, and the Brazin’ show gives the public a chance to discover well-known frame builders and hot new brands side by side.”
The event has been timed to coincide with the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships being hosted in and around Glasgow, when riders from across the world will be competing in a variety of cycling disciplines.
The release continues: “This year we will also display probably the world’s best collection of vintage Flying Scot bicycles, custom made in Glasgow in an era when every keen cyclist aspired to owning their own bespoke machine with flamboyant custom paint and personalised fittings, definitely a must see!
“Here’s your exclusive chance to meet the builders themselves and see the drop dead gorgeous bikes you’ll be dreaming about for your next N+1 project, be it a bespoke gravel, custom road, trail sender, adventure tourer, sick fixed or something entirely new!
All the exhibitors have a reputation for excellence, and the Brazin’ show gives the public a chance to discover well-known frame builders and hot new brands side by side.
“Whether you are just a fan of beautiful bikes, want to keep up with what’s happening or even considering a hand-built bike of your own, this is an unmissable event.”
Brazin' is slang or short for brazing, the process for joining two pieces of metal that involves the application of heat and a filler metal.
The full list of exhibitors and ticket sales can be found on the Brazin’ website: brazin-scotland.com. Organisers say more than 15 exhibitors will be attending.
A spokesperson for the event said: “You can get a unique bike that fits you perfectly and will be with you most likely for the rest of your life.
“Visitors can check out bikes and view the hand made work close up, people don't often get the chance to see so many frame builders in one space.”