Who Am I?
I’m Kial Wright and I’ve been designing and building steel bikes since 2013. I’m a keen cyclist and have been riding bikes for as long as I can remember. I raced MTB as a youth and moved into road racing in my late teens riding for Dinnington RC both here in the UK, and abroad riding Belgian Kermesses. Although I gave up racing long ago, I still enjoy riding my bike and try to get out on as many club rides as I can.
By trade, I am a Mechanical Design Engineer and served an apprenticeship which included roles in fitting, welding and machine shop; all skills needed for designing and building steel bike frames.
I originally got into frame building after failing to find a stem that fitted in with the look of my Ciocc steel bike. All the modern aluminium and carbon stems just didn’t look right so I set about and built my own steel lugged stem. Not long after, I built myself my first steel bike.
My girlfriend would say I’m a bit of a perfectionist. I would say, if you’re going to do something, you have to do it right and I hope my frames reflect this. I build the frames in my workshop using my self-made jig, cutting and braising equipment.
- Provide a fully bespoke made-to-measure frame
- Fully assemble your bespoke bike to the highest standards
- A bike is for life, not just for Christmas. It is artisan engineering at its finest #bikeforlife
- Educating people about steel; it can be light, it can be fast #racingsteel
Some of my highlights
I build the frames at home in my workshop. I started off with the very basics; hack-saw, files & brazing torch. Each frame I have built I acquire some new equipment to help with the accuracy and speed of the frame building process. I try to do everything in-house and only sub-contract where specialist equipment is needed such as the chrome plating and paintwork.