My name is Mark Lemstra. At King I build the most beautiful bespoke bicycles from steel, stainless steel and titanium. Nowadays I can even offer you custom carbon fibre frames, build in Italy.
Each King bike is uniquely tailored to fit it's client.
I started King bicycles back in 2002, as an enthousiastic cyclist, by building bicycles for competition purpose. From the very early days of my cycling career I have been interested in steel and titanium bicycles, mostly about the craftsmanship needed to build these.
My education as a mechanical engeneer learned me the skills needed to build a proper, well balanced frame. As a jewellerysmith I mastered the craft of fine metalworks. Combined with all my passion for cycling this results in my beautiful framebuilds, painted in well-thought designs.
Every King frame and bike is carefully build to fit it's rider and stands out as a work of art, beautiful as well perfectly measured.
Nowadays there are many framebuilders that can build you a perfectly fitted bike to your demands. I will not tell you that my bikebuilds are better than theirs.
What I can give to you is my craftsmanship and devotion to every framebuild, so that you will have a bike that feels like it is meant for you, like you were born with it as a extend of your body.
A custom build bike means that you get well fitted on the bike, but that you also have a say in the design and the feeling of the bike. We can build it with different types of tubes for different feeling.
If you like a lighter uphill bike I use other tubes than for a bike that must be stiff enough for some serious sprinting.
Cobblestones demand more from a frame in terms of damping the vibrations than riding on a smooth track.
For every use, together we choose the right tubing, or combination of tubing.
The entire build proces starts with a talk over coffee (or tea) about what you want in a bike, we take the measurements from your current bike or we plan a full measurement of your body. But if you like we can also take a standard framesize..
From there on I special order the tubes we chose for your frame.
After the frame has been build it has to be finished. Wether you chosen it to be painted in a design, sandblasted or just plain nude, everything is done by hand and never the same as another bike.
The entire building proces varies from 12-16 weeks, depending on the complexity of the build and finishing. I will keep you updated during the entire proces of course.
In the end you will get the bike you always wanted, your last bike probably.
every custom build King is specially designed and build for it's rider. It says a lot about the rider, about his/her personal taste, feeling of style and expression of individalism. It is a piece of you character!