The following list covers field-proven custom built touring bicycles; where the frameset is made to order(custom sizing, tubing angles, etc.), depending on the needs and wishes of the customer.
The definition of "touring bike" for purposes of this resource is defined…well, by the bicycle industry. A touring bike is one that has eyelets for racks and fenders, a longer wheelbase and affords touring tire widths, etc. They are that bikes that most frame builders call "touring bikes", not to be confused with a any other custom made bicycle that someone happens to tour on.
To attempt in keeping the list useful to those in search of custom touring bikes, the following criteria(which may evolve) are set for list inclusion:
1) Known recent experience over several years in providing custom-framed touring bikes for customers.
2) Demonstrated successful use by many happy owners who have toured on the frames/bikes.
3) Currently offer at least one, if not a range of proven touring models and custom builds.
4) If the builder has a website, the homepage really should include the touring bikes offered and/or built.
This list is being built and will be added to and subtracted from as needed.
In alphabetical order to make it fair and quick to reference:
ANT Bicycles | www.antbikemike.wordpress.com - US
Arvon Cycles | Alberta Canada (no website)
Baum Cycles | www.baumcycles.com - AU
Bike Friday | www.bikefriday.com - US
Bilenky Cycle Works | www.bilenky.com - US
Bruce Gordon Cycles | www.bgcycles.com/rocknroad.html - US
Chapman Cycles | www.chapmancycles.com - US
Co-Motion Cycles | www.co-motion.com - US
Dave Yates Cycles | www.daveyatescycles.co.uk - UK (frames only)
Ellis Cycles | www.elliscycles.com - US
Gunnar Bikes | www.gunnarbikes.com - US
Hewitt | www.hewittcycles.co.uk/hewitt - UK
Lynskey | www.lynskeyperformance.com - US
Mercian Cycles | www.merciancycles.co.uk - UK
Patria | www.patria.net/en/home/ - DE
Rex Cycles | www.rexcycles.com - US
Rivendell Bicycle Works | www.rivbike.com - US
Roberts Cycles | www.robertscycles.com - UK
Rodriguez Cycles | www.rodbikes.com - US
Seven Cycles | www.sevencycles.com - US
True North Cycles | www.truenorthcycles.com - CAN
Van Nicholas | www.vannicholas.com - NL
Waterford | www.waterfordbikes.com - US
****** Thanks to the above builders of custom touring bikes and custom touring bike frames!!!!!!!! Thanks for supporting the touring community and we all hope that you will keep it up!******