Who Are We?
Single Speed Components is run by founder Matt Templeton and a few other dedicated souls
All of us are keen bicycle users who want to see everyone in the UK and beyond enjoying and getting good use out of cycling - for all the reasons which are usually given: environmental, health, happiness, fun, safety, social harmony in the urban jungle, etc.
We have a particular love for the simplicity and beauty of well thought out and put together single speed bikes - particularly those with an old steel frame at their heart
We share a range of bicycle, design, web, and retail skills, knowledge and experience
Kalman Cseh - Bike builder, sometime mechanic, wheel builder and parts dispatcher. Rides a fixed gear bike built on a re-coated Hungarian steel frame
Graham Freer - Web designer, strategic friend, graphic design adviser, sometime bike builder. Rides 5-6 bikes in all including a 1980s Peugeot fixed gear conversion
Others we should thank
Will Strange for help with web design and great photography - has a Peugeot single speed conversion as well as a couple of other steeds
Alex Jackson for a big kick start and web development help - has a BSA fixie and various single speed MTBs
Ciara for design, support and hard work - riding an elegant blue colour co-ordinated peugeot conversion
What's the story?
In the UK many many bicycles and bicycles frames are thrown away by citizens every week.
Most of these useful bits of engineering, with much energy, carbon dioxide and other value locked up in them ends up as scrap metal, some even in landfill
In 2008 I (Matt) and Alex started a project to produce reliable, attractive bicycles out of discarded bikes and frames with a view to a larger recycling project later on
In the initial period we produced around 25 bikes, learning all about single speed bike technology, bike building, the industry and much else
During this time we came across a host of suppliers of parts and discovered a gap in the market - for attractive, good value parts, and a shop providing a comprehensive range of single speed and fixed gear parts and expert, friendly advice for people wanting to get riding single speed
So we set up Single Speed Components
We sell new components some of which we import to our exacting specs and some which we buy from UK based suppliers. We also sell vintage frames which we source in the UK and bicycles built by us out of these parts. We usually have a few vintage parts knocking about so if you're after something get in touch so we can have a rummage
We seek four things when selecting and designing products: a refined, modern aesthetic; durability/functionality; excellent value for money; environmentally sustainable design
If you have any questions about our products, build and conversion services or just about what we do and who we are please get in touch:
T: 07814 038 925