THE STORY BEHIND
After a childhood spent with my grandpa in his workshop and with my father, a former racing car driver passionate about cars and motorcycles who had restored or customized many machines, I had quickly become infected by the same passion : that of building, restoring and customising all that has two, three or four wheels … including of course bicycles. Alongside this passion, I have always had a special attraction to antiques. I think that there is a story behind every old object and I like to give them a second life by mixing original vintage pieces with quality modern accessories.
Encouraged by my family and friends, I created Cycles Lelapin with the aim of building unique edition fabulous custom bicycles based on real vintage quality frames. Far from trying to find the cheapest way to produce my bicycle, I want to adopt a handcrafted approach to create quality unique edition products and a high level finish without constraints of budget or timing; my quest is to get as close as possible to perfection. I don’t have specific business goals or an exact idea of where Cycles Lelapin as a company or brand is going, I just wish to build exceptional bicycles for exceptional people !
My aim is also to build unique edition bicycles on demand. However I am open to working on special projects for shops, delivery services, hotels, boats and interior design. I can build a unique edition or a special small series of bicycles just for you. Find here the details of the four step process to get your own unique edition custom bicycle. The best way is to contact me to discuss what we can do together.
Handcrafted custom cycles
I only work on steel vintage frames older than 30 years ideally made by Cinelli, Vitus, Colnago, Reynolds or Columbus. I think that there is always a story behind every old bicycle and I want to give them a second life.
You can imagine the colour of your choice with no restrictions. I also offer different types of finishes such as Electroplating, Bi-Chromating, Chrome, varnish, tinted varnish, ... But one color or finish will be used only once for one bicycle.
Quality parts & accessories
Mixing elegance with vintage accessories and modern pieces for a unique style and as enjoyable to look at as to ride, my bicycles are the result of careful selection of high quality vintage or modern parts and accessories.
Exclusive custom works
There is no "list" of options, my aim being to satisfy all your dreams. Colours, materials, accessories, customizing, anything is possible … If you want a very special thing, don’t hesitate to tell me, I can make it for you !
High level of quality & Exclusivity
HOW TO ORDER
If you fall in love with a model on sale in the gallery, you can order your bicycle directly on our website. Alternatively, if you fancy something different, simply send me an email to discuss your project. Together, we will be able to build your unique custom bicycle based on a vintage quality frame.
My aim is to build unique edition bicycles on demand. However i’m open to working on special projects for shops, delivery services, hotels, boats and interior design. I can build a unique edition or a special small series of bicycles just for you. The best is to contact me to discuss what we can do together.
Find below the details of the four steps process to get your own unique edition custom bicycle.