Ordering a custom bicycle
It all begins with a talk.
We will discuss how you will use your new bike, what would you like your bike to feel like, and about your experience or needs.
We would love it if you could drop by our shop to meet us and to visit the workshop.
Most of our clients are from outside of Madrid and Spain, so we have plenty of experience completing the process via phone, e-mail, Skype, etc...
Every custom frame/bicycle is made to measure, so the ordering process is different each time, but it can be described in the following steps:
Get in touch and talk. We start by getting to know each other and discussing your ideas: what are you will use the bike for and what you will expect from it?
Quotation. Once we both have a clear idea about your new bike, we can calculate the approximate cost. During the design stage we have room for some changes (if required), but normally this will be the final price.
Deposit. In order to ensure a place in the line, cover design expenses and buy materials, we ask for 40% of the agreed cost of the frame in advance.
If it's a complete build, we will also need 100% of the component costs at this stage..
Taking measures or fitting. The design of the bicycle is made taking into account two different sets of measures: body measures and your current bike dimensions. The first ones will determine the general dimensions of the bicycle whilst the second set will give us an idea of your position (two people with similar body measures can have very different positions on the bike).
We will gladly get in contact with your preferred fitter if a biomechanics study is needed or desired. We have a special price for our customers at Ciclismo y Rendimiento here in Madrid.
Design. With all of your biomechanical information, we will make a design/simulation. This representation will be used during construction, but it is also a way to project how the bike will look and to get an idea about your possible position on the bicycle.
The construction. Once all of the materials and the design are waiting in the project box, the construction of the frame takes between 40-50 hours, depending of the complexity. Normally I take pictures of every build and post them in an album.
Paint. The next 15-20 days are for the paint. No frame will be finished without paint. Paint not only gives the final, completed appearance, but it is also what prevents rust. All Arregui-Velázquez frames are protected on the inside with a waxy, protective film that resists humidity and severe corrosive atmospheres.
Assembly. Last phase will correspond to the proper assembly of components (in the case of a complete build). Every part has to be adjusted to match the the original design to dial in fit and function.
We prefer complete builds to ensure component compatibility. If you'd like us to fit your parts to a new frame/fork, all components (or most of them, depending on the case) must be available prior to the design phase.
The actual delivery times are around five months. This times could change based on our build queue and/or the complexity of the build.
There are a lot of different possibilities and we will be delighted to talk about what you have in mind. If you are interested in something not listed below just drop a line. All prices include 21% IVA (Spanish taxes).
Frames price list
Listed price include the following specs:
-Fillet brazed or lugged frame.
-Head tube in 1”, 1 1/8” or 44 mm.
-Bottle bosses in stainless (dead ended).
-Cable stops and/or guides of any kind or number.
-Mudguard and/or rack bosses.
-Any type of cast rear dropout.
- Columbus Zona/Life/SL o Reynolds631 tube selection 1350 €.
- Columbus Spirit/HSS/Life o Reynolds 853 tube selection 1550 €.
- Columbus XCr (stainless steel) tube selection 2300 €.
Custom made 44 mm head tube +50 €
Bi-lam joint per unit (reduced price with more units) +65 €
Polished or brushed lug per unit, +70€
Tappered head tube +80 €
Internal cable routing per unit (reinforced) +140 €
Paragon stainless steel rear drops (vertical or horizontal) +100 €
Paragon stainless steel rear drops for disk brake +120€
Stainless steel HT Bi-lam +170€
Paragon adjustable Rocker type drops +190€
“Wishbone” rear triangle +200 €
Custom stem (Quill or A-head) +230 €
-Steel custom fork with frame from 300 €. Price includes rack bosses, mudward and/or canti/V-brakes.
-Carbon forks. Columbus, Enve, Dedacciai, Kinesis starting at 150 €. Price depends on brand/model. Special prices with our frames.
Stainless drops +50€
Stainless polished/brushed finish +70€
Disk brake (special blades and tab) +80 €
Paint it´s an important feature of the frame, not only for the looks but for rust protection in no stainless materials. We work with the best painters around and each one of them specialize in different things so we can offer a broad array of colors and finishes, as metallic, candy, metal flakes or chrome amongst others. You can bring your personal design or we can work something out.
-Wet spray single color, with logo in a secondary color 220 €.
-Wet spray two or more color: ask for price
-Custom designs: ask for price