About Bonavia Cycles

My name is Ross Allan and I make tailored steel bicycles in Vancouver B.C.


I began building bicycles frames in the fall of 2005 with frame builder Clive Bonavia in South West London. For 18 months I was taught traditional lugged construction.

Bonavia cycles has been building racing lightweights and bespoke bicycles since the late Nineteen seventy’s.  In 2007 after an 18 month apprenticeship with Clive Bonavia the opportunity to continue the Bonavia name was offered to me. I have built Bonavia’s ever since.

Clive and Myself showing off
Clive and myself 2009

My focus has always been to continue the Bonavia name with the same attention to detail and quality of construction that was taught to me, along with developing an efficient and varied skillset that allows me to offer unique bikes that surpass my customers’ expectations.