Donhou Tips The Hat To Mondrian and Hinault

Donhou XCr Seat Tube Sleeve

For your viewing pleasure — brought to you from the folks who hit 102mph on a bikeDonhou Bicycles fabricates the stuff dreams are made of. More silky welds and pearl paint after the break…

Donhou XCr BB

This custom frameset (Donhou’s forte) employes Columbus XCr tubing, a handcarved seat tube sleeve, stainless badges, and a 44mm head tube.

Donhou XCr Full Frame

The paint is at the request of a customer who wished to pay tribute to his hero Bernard Hinault. The colors reflect Dutch painter Piet Mondrian whose work, Composition A, inspired the colors and design of Hinault’s team La Vie Claire; all five of Hinault’s Tour winning years have been worked into the design.

Donhou XCr Painted

All Donhou’s work is done in-house at their Hackney, London shop.


Julie Powell - 03/25/14 - 2:06pm

LOOK bikes have always used Mondrian’s work for their branding and I’m just curious as to why given that Look is a French brand and Mondrian was Dutch.. And also as it’s being used again here.. Anybody know?

Psi Squared - 03/25/14 - 2:17pm


Mattbyke - 03/25/14 - 2:22pm

Very tastefully done. Sexy in a way.

Rico - 03/25/14 - 3:15pm

Hot d*mn. I’ve been drooling over a few xcr frames – firefly, condor, cinelli darkstar… This artsy one will cost mad loot though.

satisFACTORYrider - 03/25/14 - 3:36pm

very nice.

Rob - 03/25/14 - 4:12pm

Donny will charge you about £2500 for the frame with simple paint job.

polishhammer16 - 03/25/14 - 8:28pm

De Stijl…hmmm…. How 1917… square tubing would have been too literal probably.

Ol' Shel' - 03/25/14 - 9:14pm

Ouch, way too expensive.

anonymous - 03/26/14 - 12:59am

I don’t remember him going 102mph. I remember him spinning a crank with a large gear, spinning a wheel the equivalent of 102mph while on a stationary roller.

SMW - 03/26/14 - 5:04am

@ Julie – mondrian lived most of his life in France and his art in France before war forced him to NY/London

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