One of the great advantages of custom steel is the material can manipulated into unconventional forms. Daniel came with a concept of exactly what he wanted from a custom bike and we were able to make that a reality.
The design started from an unusual point, the handlebars. The sculptured form of the Cinelli Integra bars was carried through the frame with a curved seat tube and stays. This also allowed us to create a short wheelbase. Daniel loves the look of Japanese NOS-style Keirin bikes and after riding this bike it really does have that sitting on the back axle track bike feel.
Built from a range of steels from True Temper, Columbus, and 4130 tubing. Bi-laminate lugs feature throughout the frame, the triple triangle is a look inspired by GT’s mountain and road. Because who doesn’t love a Zaskar? The paint job was specified to show off the individual parts of the frame, with contrasting colours on lugs and tubes.
To give an uncluttered feel the saddle is mounted on a custom integrated seat post using ENVE internals. This is a particularly custom install of Shimano’s Di2 system, using extra junction ports to achieve an almost invisible system with as little as possible on show. To continue with the smooth, integrated feel we had a custom top cap made for the Chris King headset and used a direct mount brake to remove as much as possible of the mechanical workings of the bike from view.