Steel is real - Master Frame Builder and Founder of Barbastelle - Tom Skinner

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We caught up with master frame builder and founder of Barbastelle, Tom Skinner, about the wonderful and fascinating world of artisan, hand-built steel frames. We discuss his journey into bike building, how it works, how it has evolved over the years, what you should consider when buying a hand-built frame, steel bikes that weigh just 5.5kg, carbon, titanium, gravel bikes, welding, cargo bikes and lots lots more.
Check out the Barbastelle website
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Drop Tom an email with any questions: tom@barbastelle.cc
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