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Insight: Donhou Bicycles

The 2014 Tour de France seems like a lifetime ago, but it’ll stick in my mind because I was fortunate enough to be in the…

Donhou Bicycles Signature Steel

It was a privilege to be able to visit Tom Donhou in his workshop earlier this year on a holiday that coincided with the 2014…

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Donhou Bicycles XCR Road

By now, you should have a fair idea of the advantages of a custom frame over an off-the-peg model: tailored geometry, purpose-built to your particular…

Donhou Cycles Totem Tourer

If you decide to go touring through the wilds of northwest America and Canada, one of the dangers that must be accounted for is puma…

Donhou Bicycles Mondrian

It’s rare to see a bare, unbuilt frame here on Cycle EXIF. In fact, this is the first, but only because anything to do with…

Donhou Cycles Gravel Grinder

Unless you’ve been tramping or have agricultural or equine experience, there’s a good chance you won’t have come across a bridle path. England and Wales…

Donhou Cycles Leica Track

For some photographers, the name of Leica generates the same amount of passion and reverence as Colnago or Merckx does for some cyclists. There’s no…

Donhou Cycles Road / Tourer

Britons have always had an aptitude for excellence, and Tom Donhou is a perfect example of that national trait. So soon after barrelling down a…

Experiments in Speed

Here’s the full version of Experiments in Speed, a short film produced by Spindle Productions about Tom Donhou‘s quest to build a garage attempt on…

Donhou Bicycles Don Player Special

During the late 70s and early 80s, abhorrent as it seems these days, cigarette sponsorship of Formula One teams, and their vibrant colorways, added to…

Donhou Bicycles Flying Miler

What middle-aged male raised in the British Commonwealth wasn’t entranced by stories of the Blue Bird land speed racers, attempting to break the ‘Flying Mile’?…

Donhou Bicycles Luke’s Commuter

Lamborghini fans will recognize the dark metallic gray of this commuter Tom Donhou built for Luke, it’s called Grigio Telesto — a standard paint option…

Donhou Bicycles CMYK Track

If you’ve had any experience with the printing process you’ll recognize the significance of the letters C, M, Y and K. They stand for Cyan,…

Donhou Bicycles Alanna’s Townie

While the United Kingdom has an age-old and rich tradition of custom frame builders, it also has a number of very talented and passionate young…