C3Cycles is a manufacturer of Cargobikes and custom made bicycle frames. Based just outside of Edinburgh, we design and build cargo bikes, our frames are made here in the UK, not imported. We believe that this gives us greater control of our final product. The only processes done outside of our workshop are powder coating and custom paint.
Cargo Bikes: The Crawford Cargo Bike was designed with multiple terrain in mind which we think reflects real world cycling conditions found in much of the UK. From potholed roads to "cycle lanes" that can resemble not much more that a mud track, to wooded areas, our cargo bike is designed to handle them all with a suitable mountain bike groupset and an option to fit where required mountain bike tyres. Each bike is made to order at our workshop with a current lead time of approx. 21-28 days. Frames are of an aluminium construction with robust cromoly fork, hydraulic disc brakes front and rear, high quality 27.5 inch rear wheel and a 24 inch front wheel (20 inch now available) and adjustable stem. Our bikes are designed to be tough, easily maintainable and, where possible, use components that are in common use on other bikes and readily available so that replacing worn or damaged parts is simple. We use high quality components throughout on our bikes.
Custom bicycle frames: We build road, mountain and gravel bicycle frames from high quality steel. The process starts by taking a number of physical measurements of the rider. This can be done by ourselves or you can supply the measurements from a bike fitter. The frame is then designed around these measurements. If you have a preferred geometry in mind then we can build from this too. We use both TIG welding and brazing (using brass and silver filler) in the construction of our frames.