Each of our frames are built one at a time, by hand. From picking, cutting and shaping the tubes, right the way through to the final coat of paint.
Every detail is thought over to make sure you receive a perfect bike in aesthetics, fit and ride. Riding is about the experience and at Donhou so is the building. For each build there is a high quality illustration supplied so you know exactly what your frame/bike will look like before we start putting saw to metal.
A brief outline of the ordering process:
Once your deposit has been received and you’re in the order books, we then wait until build time approaches. We then get back in contact to begin the design and build process. We get you fitted up with one of our recommended fitters or a fitter of your choice and through discussion begin to get an idea of exactly what you want out of your new handcrafted bike.
Once we have this information we supply you with a visual of how your bike will look and this then acts as a tool to finalise your design. Perhaps you’d like a slightly different shade of blue or would like to add a personal message painted on the inside of a chain stay. These are the kind of decisions that can be made at this stage.
Once you are happy and the visual is signed off we can start cutting tubes and you can follow the goings on via our Instagram and Twitter feeds. When the frame is complete, it then goes through our in house colour lab for that final Donhou touch and is then built up by skilled mechanics, ready for collection and the road that lays in front of it.
Full builds are offered and this is encouraged as it allows absolutely every aspect of your bike to be dialled in to suit your needs perfectly.
Please get in contact here to discuss any new custom commission.