Framebuilder since 1977
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Custom built by Dave...


Dave has produced over 12,000 frames, each one the product of an extensive design consultation, allowing the frame to be tailored to the exact requirements of the rider.


Racing - Audax - Touring - ATB - Ladies - Singlespeed - Cyclocross - lugged - fillet brazed - 700c - 26" - 29er - 853 - 631 - 525.... options are endless.... and Dave has built them all!


Repaired and restored...


From a bent gear hanger to a seized seat pin, a new top tube to extra pannier bosses, new dropouts to adding a disc brake mount, converting forks to ahead to removing lever bosses, filling dents and a complete re-spray...... if it's a steel frame Dave's done it all (and lots more!)...... MANY more times than he cares to remember!

Built by course participants...


Over 200 people have built their own custom frames on Dave's Framebuilding Course....


"I expected to learn a lot from Dave (I did!)"     CD


"Dave knows his stuff, and is very very helpful - I'd recommend to anybody"     SB


"My frame is giving the utmost satisfaction and has made up a bike that is easily the most comfortable that I have ever had"     DB


"Dave's course is ace - very open and tailored to suit"      LS


"Thanks for a great week. I learnt a lot and got a great frame out of it which my wife loves! Thanks also for the superb paint job"     PK

Dave Custom Wayfarer 26" wheel Touring Frame

Wayfarer fillet brazed Touring Frame

Dave Yates Super Randonneur Audax Frame

Super Randonneur

    Audax Frame

Dave Yates Hosteller Touring Frame

Hosteller lugged

 Touring Frame

Dave Yates Classique Racing Frame


Racing Frame




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Andrew Newman riding Paris Roubaix Challenge
Danial Guise on Alp D'Huez on his course frame
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