Copper-plated track bike on show at 14BikeCo

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Peeped on a recent visit to London’s 14BikeCo… a completely copper-plated bike, their Truman model, made bespoke for a client.

Harking back to the very earliest days of bike building, the copper coating is to be left natural, at the buyer’s request, so that it changes colour and tarnishes in a completely unique way.

Absolutely stunning frame-building and attention to detail – even the spokes and nipples are copper plated! The company has also been experimenting with brass…

Click ‘More’ for detail photos, or go check their blog for nice ish.


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BAILEY
BAILEY
12 years ago

I’ve dreamed about a cooper plated bike, it looks so good.

Gordon
Gordon
8 years ago

Hey there
I love this copper frame. may i ask what the base metal is? will it rust?

GT

Max
Max
8 years ago

It’s a normal steel bike underneath, which is I think then treated chemically and coated with copper. So as long as the steel is not exposed it won’t rust. But copper oxidises and tarnishes in its own way.