The workshop of Darron Sven Coppin is located in the bustling seaside town of Weymouth Dorset on the southern English coast, eight kilometres north of the original Portland. The region, like any in the British Isles, renowned for excellent cycle touring, and Darron has established a reputation for building excellent tourers. A recent collaboration with Carradice resulted in this marvellous example.
Carradice has been manufacturing durable, waterproof bags for the discerning cyclo-tourist since 1932. One of the last bastions of the Nelson, Lancashire mill industry, their comprehensive range includes the legendary, rugged and stylish Super C baggage, constructed from 100% waterproof cotton duck. Sven Cycles built a bike to match, with the same resilience and reliability as the bags.
This is the first of a production model which will be offered through the Carradice website — an exciting move for the brand. Frames will be fitted to the customer according to a standardised design. Options such as internal gearing will be available, but all come with carbon fenders, adding a modern contrast, developed by an expert in the material: Adrian Bedford of Swarf Cycles.