For the last two weeks I have had the pleasure of working with UK bike builder Robin Mather.
Rob is a established builder that has been building for about 20 years, in the Bristol area and is one of the few that can operate without a real website ;) He has won best in show at the Bristol Bespoke show and won a grant from QEST to come here to my shop and learn more about TIG welding. Rob knew how to TIG weld and had even made a few Ti bikes frames for himself, but he was ever looking to get some first hand instruction to take it to another level. I was happy to assist we had a lot of fun working together.
I told Rob that if he came here to my shop that I would make him weld until his exploded! Luckily that did not happen, but he did weld quite a lot. We also made a nice single speed road frame set for Rob🙂
Today was our last day and Betsy & took Rob down to CT to visit Peter Weigle. Peter is a wonderful guy and a great craftsman, that all of us builders look up to with great admiration.
It was a grand day and a great send off for Robin. We will miss having him around and hope to someday visit him in the UK. If anyone needs a great craftsman to build them a bicycle in the UK [or anywhere], please do contact Rob.