Achielle Collection Content
Achielle began in 1946 in the small town of Zwevezele in Belgium. Achiel - who the company is named after - built bicycles from scratch, from raw steel tubes to complete frames. He honed his skills and 1963 gave his operation a name, Dija. With the incorporation of Europe's finest bicycle painting, Oost-Color - and with the help of his son and grandchildren - Dija-Oostcolor was able to not only build bikes but also paint frames, fenders, you name it, all in-house. As a nod to its founder, Achielle has been expertly crafting their own bicycles bearing the very face that started it all in the form of a head badge.
Achielle’s sheer and undeterred commitment to quality and design is a testament to their humble origins. Through three generations of bicycle craftsmanship, the Achielle bicycle is a glorious tribute to the past. From unique frame designs to equipping the bikes with Brooks Saddles and Van Schothorst rims, the bicycles are built with the slightest detail in mind. No corner cut. No stone unturned.
At Fourth Floor, we’ve spent years scouring Europe for the finest bicycles and accessories and it was a long road that led us to Achielle. They are the only company we've found that builds their frames entirely in Europe and they allow a level of customization few larger companies would permit. They've listened closely to North American demands and the bikes we carry are the result: strong, rust-resistant frames, built for life and with durable parts that handle the daily commute joyfully.