Ted James Design was founded in 2010 by Ted ‘Superted’ James. Ted started building frames in 2008 and has since made a name for himself as a top builder, winning awards at Bespoked – The UK Handmade Bicycle Show and being chosen by Reynolds to work on special projects.
Ted builds all kinds of bikes, from custom one-offs and prototypes to small batches, mostly in steel, stainless steel and titanium. He also makes as many parts and fittings for his bikes as he can – his portfolio includes head tubes, bottom brackets, hubs, handle bars, racks and stems. Ted’s frames are designed with unique ideas and are engineered as much as they are handmade – if he can machine a part for your frame on one of his manual machines, he will.
As much as Ted loves to design and build bikes, he loves to ride them. He rides a selection of different bikes and as a result he has a great understanding of how they work, and how they can be better built.
Ted James Design bikes, which have been described as “future collectables”, are all hand made by Ted in his workshop in Stroud, England.
Rider owned & run . Rider designed & built . Rider tested & ridden