Handmade in Sheffield
Field Cycles is a collaboration between a
group of friends from various craft, design
and engineering disciplines. The unique
skillsets of the contributors - a maker,
a painter and graphic designer - have
come together in a shared passion that
treats the fabrication of a bicycle as an
exploration of craft, aesthetics and function.
The partnership was developed out of a
common pursuit for a hand built bicycle
frame with a return to artisan craftsmanship,
and a shared obsession with the bespoke
production process as an antidote to
At its heart, a shared ethos of beauty manifests itself in the care and attention
we pay to even the smallest of details
within the process.
Handmade in Sheffield
We are proud to place this statement on
our bikes, either immaculately rendered
in paint, or in relief on our
investment-cast Bronze head badges.
We are inspired by the pioneering industrial heritage and tradition of our Steel City, in particular the expertise of small workshops and the individuals who shaped its evolving identity. We are determined that our products should perpetuate Sheffield’s innovative steel working legacy.
We choose to build our bicycle framesets out
of steel because of it's ride characteristic and versatility. It's versatility allows us to be
constantly prototyping and refining our work.
We are not ruling out the introduction of other materials at this stage. If we identify the clear need for a different process or characteristic we will take it on in the pursuit of refinement.
Field Cycles focuses on the production of
the frameset through the fastidious activity
of making one complete frame by hand from
start to finish. Working closely with the
customer, the production process becomes
both the refining of the maker’s personal
skills and the shared interpretation of the
iconic object of engineering, the bicycle.
Our paint department CROMAWORKS takes the
finished frame and sets about methodically applying
the often complex but always time consuming
design to the frameset. There are no stickers or
decals used in the process; every pin sharp stripe,
motif and detail you see on the bike is applied in
paint. Naturally, this undertaking necessitates more
skill, patience and time, but gives us the flexibility
to produce a truly bespoke design and paint finish.
It all starts
with a good brew
We encourage visitors to our workshop, the process
of building a bike frame usually starts with a good
brew.* If geography does not permit a visit,
communication can be via e-mail and telephone.
At every stage of the build, the customer is central
to the bespoke process. We encourage you to talk
directly to the crafts people involved in the making
of your frame, throughout the process; from fit,
geometry and fabrication to design and it's
final paint finish.
* Field workshop’s biscuits of choice are Fig Rolls.