ORDERING


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:


The process

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.

DELIVERY TIMES

The actual delivery times are around five months. This times could change based on our build queue and/or the complexity of the build.

 

Prices

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 €.

 

Frame extras

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 €

 

Fork prices

-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.

 

Fork extras

Stainless drops +50€

Stainless polished/brushed finish +70€

Disk brake (special blades and tab) +80 €

 

Paint

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




Measures / FITTING

Once we have clear the type of bicycle to be made we will need your body and  your actual bike measures (when possible). This will give us an idea of the dimensions  of the frame and the position on the bicycle. We will be happy to work with your preferred fitter and we offer a discount for our customers to perform a Biomechanical study here in Madrid in Ciclismo y Rendimiento.

Once we have clear the type of bicycle to be made we will need your body and  your actual bike measures (when possible). This will give us an idea of the dimensions  of the frame and the position on the bicycle. We will be happy to work with your preferred fitter and we offer a discount for our customers to perform a Biomechanical study here in Madrid in Ciclismo y Rendimiento.

Design

With all the information we will make a design/simulation. This representation will be used during the construction but it is also a way to have an idea of how the bike will look like and the different options of positions that can be achieved. 

With all the information we will make a design/simulation. This representation will be used during the construction but it is also a way to have an idea of how the bike will look like and the different options of positions that can be achieved. 

 

Steel

The best material is the one chosen for the right purpose. Steel has been throughly studied and still today it´s evolving and developing. We use the best steel available, the latest alloys with the best mechanical properties. We use mostly Columbus and Reynolds tubing that allows us to work with a wide array of alloys, shapes, thickness and tube profiles. This is translated into custom sets of tubes that will perform with the desired specs of the type of frame. More info at the F.A.Q. page.

The best material is the one chosen for the right purpose.

Steel has been throughly studied and still today it´s evolving and developing. We use the best steel available, the latest alloys with the best mechanical properties. We use mostly Columbus and Reynolds tubing that allows us to work with a wide array of alloys, shapes, thickness and tube profiles. This is translated into custom sets of tubes that will perform with the desired specs of the type of frame. More info at the F.A.Q. page.

FILLET BRAZING

Fillet brazing is the most versatile technique since it allows the use of all type of tubes in every angle configuration. It gives smooth transitions and under the paint it will seem that the frame is made of one piece. The bonding material is brass or a special silver alloy (for stainless steel) that into and around the intersection of the tubes that once cold have to be sculpted to give its characteristic shape. More info at the F.A.Q. page.

Fillet brazing is the most versatile technique since it allows the use of all type of tubes in every angle configuration. It gives smooth transitions and under the paint it will seem that the frame is made of one piece. The bonding material is brass or a special silver alloy (for stainless steel) that into and around the intersection of the tubes that once cold have to be sculpted to give its characteristic shape. More info at the F.A.Q. page.

 

Lugs

Lugs are hollow steel pieces made by investment cast where the tubes are inserted as an outside sleeve. They have certain diameters and angles so this type of construction is limited to certain tubes and geometries. More info at the F.A.Q. page.

Lugs are hollow steel pieces made by investment cast where the tubes are inserted as an outside sleeve. They have certain diameters and angles so this type of construction is limited to certain tubes and geometries. More info at the F.A.Q. page.

Paint

Carmelo Ortega is in charge of frame paint. He have lots of years of experience combined with enough chemistry and design knowledge to be able to do almost anything you can imagine. Metal flakes, Candy, metallic paints, colored laquers, you name it.

Carmelo Ortega is in charge of frame paint. He have lots of years of experience combined with enough chemistry and design knowledge to be able to do almost anything you can imagine.

Metal flakes, Candy, metallic paints, colored laquers, you name it.

 

MEChanic

Eduardo Gasca, chief mechanic at Ciclos La Universal, is in charge of the final assembly of the bicycle and has the last word in which is the most appropriate component for a certain build. 

Eduardo Gasca, chief mechanic at Ciclos La Universal, is in charge of the final assembly of the bicycle and has the last word in which is the most appropriate component for a certain build.