Auguste Handmade was established in 2012 by Victor Duchêne, a young multi talented artist and bicycle enthusiast with a passion for refurbishing old objects with a modern twist.
The summer of 2015 saw Victor and the Auguste team convert an old shop on Hoxton Street into their first bicycle boutique. Merging a quaint cafe area with a bicycle workshop and showroom, the convivial space seamlessly allows for all types of creative and non creative exchanges to happen.
“Not only cycle, re-cycle”
Here at Auguste Handmade we offer a personal service to each of our customers and their specific cycling needs. From a general service to a complete custom build, we can help you create a bespoke bicycle from our wide range of sustainable and quality components and frames. We also understand how wonderful it feels to to give your old bike a new lease of life. Wether it`s a change of style, more comfort or a new shopping basket we offer a free consultation if you choose to upgrade your bicycle.
If you are looking to create the bike you’ve always wanted, our “Build Your Own Bike Wall” makes it easy to select each component and accessory on your new custom bicycle. Each build begins by choosing from our stock of selected vintage frames. Each frame is built to last and we have a wide range of styles from 1980`s racers to 1950´s cruisers. Considering your taste, the frame can be fully refurbished to its former glory or completely repainted and finished in a colour and texture of your choice. We use many different techniques and technologies to restore a bike to its original specification or to create a hybrid vintage/modern one of a kind.
Once a month, our space transforms into a venue in the early evening . We will be organising happenings, exhibitions and gigs so please sign up to our newsletter here for information about up and coming events at Auguste. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to use the space for an event or evening class.
Drop by and say hello! We look forward to meeting you and helping you with your bicycle needs, or if it’s a chat over a coffee listening to good music, see you soon!
Victor & the Auguste team