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Do you like looking at bikes? Did you ever see one where you liked the rider? Even before you saw him oder her? Happens to me all the time. Bikes say a lot about yourself. Why then should a frame not be every bit as unique as the human being riding it? That’s why I love and build custom frames. I don’t do production runs. I build bespoke bikes, one by one, starting with design and the geometry to fit you like a glove, continuing with a hacksaw, a file, a TIG welder, a pipe bender and finishing everything off with an extensive manual finish and a bolt on headbadge.

Mathias Scherer

All that is not a substitute for the most important factor altogether: A bike should be fun to ride. Sure a bike may please your eyes, if it handles like a donkey on rails that alone is no god though. Of course that’s all to plain to see, still it may be worth to remember every now and then. To me a bicycles aesthetics are mainly governed by it’s function.

I like Titanium. Ti is for ever. Unfortunately Ti needs a hell of a lot of energy before it eventually ends up as a tube in your bike. That’s partly compensated by the long life expectancy of a Ti frame though. Still I make sure to weld with electricity which a neutral carbon footprint. A Ti-frame is not the only thing one leaves behind.

Keep on riding.