A Tamboite custom-made bicycle. Each one takes three months to make, and prices start at €11,000. If you don’t want to ride it, it would look great in your hall or living room, suggests Frederic Jastrzebski, whose family revived the brand in 2014. Photos: AFP

Custom-made bicycles a must-have for the modern urban aesthete

French family firm that once made two-wheelers for the likes of Marlene Dietrich and Edith Piaf revives brand to turn out bikes that are virtual works of art, down to their oak wheel rims and handlebar leather. Get measured for one next time you’re in Paris

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A Tamboite custom-made bicycle. Each one takes three months to make, and prices start at €11,000. If you don’t want to ride it, it would look great in your hall or living room, suggests Frederic Jastrzebski, whose family revived the brand in 2014. Photos: AFP
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