Designing your own custom frame can be a journey of extremes, from passing fancy to all consuming passion. And don’t be surprised if your project takes you down a completely different path to the one you started out on. For Tom…. Well why don’t you read on and find out more. What got you started
Is it a cyclo-cross bike with a small frame and fat tyres? Is it a mountain bike with narrow tyres and dropped bars? Or… is it a gravel bike? With niches fracturing into ever smaller groups I think it won’t be long before everyone just gives up trying to pigeon hole machines and just starts
And now, as a bit of a late Christmas present, we have something slightly different. Jurien likes his small wheelers and is a big fan of the Swift folders made by Xootr, but what to do when your current bike is coming to the end of it’s life and you want something unique to replace it?
Cielo Rosso might sound like an Italian frame builder from the ’60’s but it’s the name Neil Watts chose for his bespoke bikes. Neil has turned his passion for cycling into his business and now supplies various components direct from the Far East including titanium and carbon frames and carbon wheels. Neil is also able
Part 2 of Rich’s story follows on from his intense design phase that we looked at in part 1: The Design. He’d decided to try a little crowd-sourcing to work on the details and had thrown himself at the mercy of the Singletrack World Forum with some interesting results. The features had been decided, the design choices