Handbuilt Bicycles


“Bokkie”, a custom 26″ wheeled aggressive XC hardtail. Frame fillet brazed from a selection of Columbus Zona and Columbus Life tubing with post-mount rear dropouts. Custom hand carved head-badge, custom machined seat collar and nickel plated derailleur hanger add some classy details.

Custom 29’er Frameset.

Custom 29’er frameset. Suitable for long travel (140mm) forks and a 1×11 drivetrain, this frame is constructed from Columbus Zona and Life tubing. A hand carved seat sleeve reinforces the seat junction. Fillet brazed construction.

The Do Everything Bike

A interesting mix of MTB and CX makes this the ideal “Do Everything Bike”. Disk equipped, the 650B MTB wheels can be swapped for 700c CX wheels without detrimentally changing the geometry. The frame is fillet brazed from Columbus Zona tubing.

Custom Cyclocross

Custom Cyclocross bike for the Tour De Afrique’s mechanic. This bike has already been ridden through most of Africa and was victorious in the Blue Nile Gorge Time Trial. Dual curved top tubes and over-sized Columbus Life tubing make for a very unique and comfortable frame.

Lugged Cyclocross Frameset

Lugged Cyclocross frameset made from Dedaciai COM tubing. Handcarved lug details and custom seat stay top eyes help distinguish this frameset from others out on the trail.

650B Hardtail Mountain Bike

A 650B Hardtail Mountain Bike constructed from Dedaciai COM tubing. The frame is designed around 120 – 140 mm trail forks with relatively relaxed trail oriented geometry.

“Dib -Dob”

“Dib -Dob” – a lugged road frame made from Columbus Zona tubing with a carbon fork. Lugs were hand carved and the frame sports custom handmade seat stay top eyes to give it a classic, yet modern edge.

The Hungry Monkey 1st Frame

The bike that started it all – this is the first frame from the Mercer Workshop. The Hungry Monkey. David Mercer’s personal off road companion and unstinting workhorse. Constructed from Dedaciai COM and suspension corrected to 140 mm.