Custom Builds

Ready to build up your dream bike?

We love building custom bikes and will guide you through every step of the process. Customers have come to us with as little as the "vibe" of the bike they want us to build custom for them, or as much as a complete list of parts, from frame to spokes to handlebar tape. We are excited to work with you and whatever degree of specificity you bring to the table; building a custom bike is as much a conversation as it is the actual assembly of the bike, and we will talk through things with you as much as you want or need to determine the right final formula for your personalized ride.

Not sure what frame will give you the ride characteristics you desire? Undecided between various drivetrain components, handlebar styles, or tires? No worries! Our knowledgeable staff ride lots of bikes in lots of different ways and are happy to share their experience to help guide you to a decision that suits your needs.

We also pride ourselves on our hand-built wheels. Sure, you can get a solid wheelset from a catalog but there's no better way to improve a bike than with custom wheels. Wheels and tires are usually the most immediate way to improve a bike's ride quality, and we can help you choose rims, hubs, spokes and tires in order to make refine your wheels for your intended uses. Need power for lights or charging? We wire dynamo setups as well.

There is nothing like dreaming up a bike, then seeing it become a reality. Old Spokes Home is here to make it happen! Just send an email to to get the ball rolling.

Frame brands that we carry or can order you:

Some component manufacturers we ♡:

Bassi Bikes

We're officially repping our friends up north as a Bassi Bikes dealer. These frames are straight outta Montreal, très chic, and endlessly versatile...a few of our staff are #BassiBabes themselves. We'd be stoked to chat with you about frame build possibilities.

There are also a handful of shop build demo bikes here at Old Spokes for you to take for a spin or take home. Give a Rachel or Hog's Back a try before you buy!

When you buy a new or used bicycle from Old Spokes Home, you get:

- the ongoing support of an experienced service staff that wants you to love biking
- complimentary adjustments for 30 days
- 10% off in-stock accessories for 30 days after any bike purchase. For starters, think about a lock, lights, and a helmet.
- to support Old Spokes Home’s mission: creating access to bikes and the opportunities they provide for our whole community


331 North Winooski Ave.
Burlington, Vermont 05401
(802) 863-4475


Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am - 6pm  Wednesday: 10am-5pm
Saturday: 11am - 5pm
Sunday: CLOSED
Monday: CLOSED




Our retail shop and Community Workshop are now under the same roof! Come in anytime we're open.

Volunteer nights are BACK! Check our Events page to stay up-to-date on classes, workshops, and group rides.