Each of our Signature (DSS) frames are built one at a time, by hand. From picking, cutting and shaping the tubes, right the way through to the final coat of paint.
Every detail is thought over to make sure you receive a perfect bike in aesthetics, fit and ride. Riding is about the experience and at Donhou so is the building. For each build there is a high quality illustration supplied so you know exactly what your frame/bike will look like before we start putting saw to metal.
A brief outline of the ordering process:
Once the payment has been made, or if you prefer, your deposit has been received and you’re in the order books, we then wait until build time approaches when we then get back in touch. You may simply know for example, that you want a Medium frame in Signature colours and thats great, we can just get cracking. But perhaps you’re not sure exactly whats best for you and this is where we can guide with our expert advice. We can get you fitted up with one of our recommended fitters, or a fitter of your choice and through discussion begin to get an idea of exactly what you want out of your new handcrafted bike, suggesting sizing tweaks and any extra features you might benefit from.
Once we have this information we supply you with a visual specification of how your bike will look and this then acts as a tool to finalise your frame design and specification. Once you are happy and the specification is signed off, we can start cutting tubes and you can follow the goings on via our social media feeds.
Running alongside the build, we discuss any custom paint work that you may like, updating your visual so that at all times you know exactly what you are getting. When the frame is complete, it goes through paint and finishing for that final Donhou touch and is then built up by skilled mechanics, ready for collection and the road that lays in front of it.