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Based in southeast London, Saffron Frameworks was started by Matthew Sowter — who learned his trade at Enigma Bikes.

Sowter was born in Cape Town and worked as a fine dining chef before switching careers. He now specializes in custom builds, with each machine tailored to client specifications and physiology.

It’s an approach that has paid off for Saffron, with multiple awards from the Bespoked Handmade Bike Show — considered to be Europe’s premier bike show dedicated to custom bicycles.

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Velo City: Bicycle Culture and City Life

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