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 #hereorthereabouts @danfromnam “Pulling in to a New Land” on his adventures across Canada on this do it all Saffron. Last week he was running 40mm tyres this week 28mm tyres. . . . . . . . #saffronframeworks #stainlesssteel  #steelbike  #handmadeinlondon  #handmade #steelisreal  #baaw #gravelbike  #columbustubing #custompaint  #cyclist #cycling  #cyclingphotography #rideyourbike  #bikeporn #bikesofinstagram  #custombike  It's not often we win 2 awards for 1 bike. And two mega wards at that: Best in Show And Best Finish at @bespokeduk this year. This bike was commissioned by @bulleitwhiskey . We went down the route of a gravel bike, with many cool extras. We used a mix of tubes @columbus_official , @reynoldstechnology and @kva_stainless . The front of the bike is copper plated, we used a section of a copper still which was used in the distilling their Bourbon, the rear end in stainless steel This has been the longest build we have had through the workshop taking almost 2 years. The paint was applied by @colecoatingsworkshop The wait seems to have been worth it. Read more about it on the website . . . . #saffronframeworks #reynoldstubing #steelbike #bikeporn #handmadeinlondon #handmade #bikeofinstagram #steelisreal #baaw #gravelbike #custombike #copperplate #sram  Neil’s stainless steel disc road bike is now up on the site. Follow the link above , to read all about it. #saffronframeworks #bikeofinstagram #columbustubing #stainlesssteel #steelisreal #handmade #handmadeinlondon #custompaint #cyclist #cycling #cyclingphotography #rideyourbike #roadporn #bikesofinstagram
 This elegant and classic  stainless steel @reynoldstechnology Bi-lamb is just about to go through our paint shop The colour is going to be a @houseofkolor_ tangerine pearl . Lots and lots and lots of polishing on this one. Can't wait for this to be finished . . . . . . . #saffronframeworks #stainlesssteel  #steelbike  #handmadeinlondon  #handmade #steelisreal  #baaw #roadbike  #columbustubing #custompaint  #cyclist #cycling  #cyclingphotography #rideyourbike  #bikeporn #bikesofinstagram  #custombike  Brazing up a set of @reynoldstechnology 953 forks for Noresh’s stainless bi-laminate frame, classic skinny tubes and a LOT of mirror polished stainless. Feat. @paragonmachine drop outs. #steelbike #steelisreal #handmadeinlondon #handmade #brazing #reynolds #reynoldstubing #paragonmachineworks #oxyacetylene #hot  Seat cluster shot on Neil’s build. Keeping it clean with a pinch bolt which is machined into the seat stays. The tube set is @columbus_official XCR. The blue is the Sky Blue from @manchestercity_fc . The paint was layer down by @jackkkingston #saffronframeworks #bikeofinstagram #rideyourbike #handmade #handmadeinlondon #columbustubing #manchestercity #carbonfiber #steelisreal #custombicycle #baaw
 Bjorn's classic/modern all road bike. She has clearance for up to 32mm tyres. We used a mix of Spirit, HSS and Zona Columbus tubing. No expense was spared with the the finishing kit. Dura Ace Di2 disc, Enve, Brooks, Pro, Hopewheels. This bike is for traveling. Bjorn does a lot of this, he visited us 3 times from Singapore while we were building his frame. Paint by @jackkkingston . . . . . #steelbike #handmadeinlondon #handmade #steelisreal #baaw #roadbike #columbustubing #custompaint #cyclist #cycling #cyclingphotography #rideyourbike #bikeporn #bikesofinstagram #custombike  Some photos from @xjohnsen ‘s solo mission through the Norweigian mountains on his Saffron. @columbus_official spirit/HSS front triangle and @reynoldstechnology 953 rear end, this bike was designed and built for hard and fast riding, but with the addition of a large saddle bag it’s just as at home doing longer overnight trips. Where did your bike take you this weekend? “ Hi, would just like to say that the bike performed excelent through the whole trip! 400 km and about 8000 meters of ascending in tre days, it was a sure joy to ride. Now I am taking it with me for a 3 weeks vacation in the north of Norway, can't wait!” #bikeofinstagram #steelisreal #bikepacking #steelbike #handmade #handmadeinlondon #bikeporn #cyclist #cycling #columbustubing #reynoldstubing  @danfromnam monstercross/gravelbike on top of a off road climb in Girona. She has just been fitted with a set 2.2” tyres on 650b hoops. Dan is getting ready for an off road adventure in Iceland. Dan is good friend and spent a couple of weeks in the workshop, were we together built this dirt machine. @pelotonbrief #saffronframeworks #gravelbike #cyclinglife #bikeofinstagram #rideyourbike #craft #fromwhereiride #cyclist #bicycle #bespokebicycle #custombike #girona
 Proper touring @joesheffer and his Saffron on his way to the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia from South London. “Made the Danube. Austria bound tomorrow. bikepacking with my @saffronframeworks Wonder tourer. Around 7 days since leaving London” - - - #saffronframeworks #bikepacking #baaw #bikeofinstagram #steelisreal #bikepacking #steelbike #handmade #handmadeinlondon #bikeporn #cyclist #cycling #columbustubing #reynoldstubing  Polishing @reynoldstechnology 953 to a mirror shine is messy work and takes a not inconsiderable amount of time and elbow grease: Starting off at 240 grit the stays are sanded all over by hand working the abrasive back and forth in one direction until only homogeneous unidirectional scratches can be seen, the same grit is then worked perpendicularly to expose any scratches that may have been hidden by the first pass, when happy that 240 has done its job we move up to 320 repeating the process all the way up through 400, 600, 1000, and 1400 before the polishing mop comes out to finish the job off. Tubes are polished individually, brazed together and then subjected to a final round of touching up before being sent off to paint. This stainless bilaminate build for Noresh has mirror polished seat stays, chain stays, head tube, and fork blades. #bikeofinstagram #stainlesssteel #steelisreal #handmade #handmadeinlondon #cyclist #cycling #cyclingphotography #rideyourbike #monkeylikesshiny #mirrorpolish #reynoldstubing #elbowgrease #  This is a series of 3 photos of the stages of cleaning fillets. It’s all about what is underneath the paint for us. Each joint is fillet brazed with either a filler metal of 22% of silver or brass/bronze mix. This is the process we go through to get it as smooth as butter. We start with 1:carbide burr 2: bastard file 3: surface conditioning belt 4: multiple grades of sandpaper which is done purely with our fingers. It’s just one of the process we go through which is often not seen. Ah not to mention step number 6: loud good tunes which helps getting in the zone. #saffronframeworks #craft #handmadeinlondon #handmade #columbustubing #filletbrazed #cycling #bespokebicycle #custombike #custombicycle

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