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No Longer Just Paint – VeloColour Products

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In 2008 VéloColour opened it’s doors with the mission to produce the best quality paint and design available. Since that time VéloColour has gained a world wide reputation for its highly detailed custom paintwork and flawless bicycle restorations.

In 2015, with those same concerns for detail, design and quality, VéloColour launched its soft goods and accessories division.
Uniting modern design with timeless style our products are constructed in Toronto using the best North American produced materials available.
From paint to products VéloColour designs for you, the cyclist.

Guaranteed performance, made to last a lifetime.

Looking to buy online, either click here or follow the ‘Online Store’ link in the menu at the top of the page.

A full list of dealers can be found here, or maybe you’re a dealer your self? If so please get in touch, the majority of our products are available for wholesale.

Feel free to email us at info(at)velocolour.com if you have any questions or stop by our shop to see everything in person, 191 Weston Rd, Toronto.

Custom Headbadge Gallery

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Our VeloColour custom headbadge gallery is up and ready for lookin’ at.  You can find it here. We make each custom head badge from scratch, according to the wishes of each proud bicycle owner (or gift giver). Like the best tattoo artist, we’ll talk with you about what you want, working either from a sketch you provide, a photograph, a logo or just an idea. All custom badges are handmade either from stainless steel, brass, copper or nickle silver. Looking for more than one? We also do runs of laser cut badges  minimums start at 20 pieces and usually range between $15-$25 depending on the amount of detail and design work we do.

We’ll supply two sketches on any custom design. Working time is minimum two weeks. Prices vary and start in the neighbourhood of $190-$250. Contact us at a quote!

The Story Behind The Popecycle

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It’s true, we painted a bike, did a custom head badge and chain guard for Pope Francis. It was a real honour to get the call from Advance Sports International in Philadelphia. Essentially they were teaming up with the Philadelphia Cycling Coalition and the City of Philadelphia to give The Pope a bike and it had to be special. He was coming to Philly at the end of September 2015 for the World of Families Conference and, were they not only giving The Pope a bike, but they were presenting the city of Philadelphia with 100 bikes for organizations and for people in need of wheels.
Amanda Dirkensen from ASI did all the design work for the scheme but then the big challenge came when we had to sort all the different levels of stencils and masks. And then for the head badge they wanted it based on The Popes official coat of arms and provided a drawing of an angle wind for the chain guard inspiration. Essentially 7 colours and a million masks later we think it turn out pretty good. Now all we need is a picture of the Pope riding the bike around the halls of the Vatican.
For final pictures of the bike head over to our gallery.

The Bikes hanging, waiting for the final sand

Unmasking of the Fender Writing and Pin Striping

There was a small dove on the top tube, here is a few details of the unmasking process

Wondering what the press had to say about the whole ordeal, here are a few articles that were quite kind to us, to say the least.

Bicycling Magazine

Bicycle Retailer

Canadian Cycling

Tour of Bicycle Specialties/VéloColour Workspace

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VéloColour shares its workspace with Mike Barry in the legendary Toronto bicycle shop Bicycle Specialties. Mariposa bicycles were also handmade here. Bicycle Specialties is no longer in operation, but it’s still around and exuding cycling, and Barry-family history. There are so many incredible things in the space, really it’s a bit overwhelming.  Since there is so much to see we thought it would be neat to show you some snaps of the studio, and the museum in the rafters. Continue Reading →