With over 15,000 hours of workshop experience behind me plus another 5,000 hours
clocked up in precision cycle assembly and the same again in customer services,
I am one of a handful of women in the cycle trade with a thorough technical understanding
of this diverse industry and the first woman to pass the original Cytech qualification
established by the Association of Cycle Traders.
I have designed and built several bespoke frames equipped with my own handbuilt wheels
and components tailored to my customers’ needs and wishes “from tubeset to tarmac”.
This is a total joy for me as someone passionate about form, fit and function.
My professional framebuilding jig has been adapted to build the 'Flying Gate'
and I am delighted to be contributing my knowledge to the on-going success of this historic marque.
I first encountered this remarkable frame design aged 20, walking past my local cake shop
– a famous chain of Yorkshire bakers – there against the window was a 'Flying Gate'.
I went in and asked the most likely looking cyclist to tell me all about it.
With great enthusiasm he forsook his place in the queue and regaled me with the marque’s history
and the frame building brilliance of Trevor Jarvis. Years later, I eventually met Trevor - I bowed of course –
and here we are working together as if it was always meant to be.
I continue to inspire those I meet with my enthusiasm and technical wisdom;
I am looking forward to meeting my new customers.
Elizabeth Colebrook BA BSc OT Cytech.
In 1996 Trevor was awarded the prestigious
"Frame Builder of the Year"
by the Institute of Cycling Engineers.
For the full story of Trevor and TJ
please look at the history page