Ian’s classic road bike

Ian’s classic road bike was a project i was very keen to work on. It was great to work with Ian as he has 40years of racing under his belt so it was really easy to get from him what he wanted out of the bike. We went for a mixed bag of tubing to get the right feel he was after. We stuck with a modern classic look. which i think suits him down to a tee.
His two prvious builds were from Enigma and from Mark Reilly who i both worked with while learning my trade. Ian’s response below reminds me why i do what i do, and puts a big smile on my face!
We wish him many happy miles.
“Perfection in terms of look and feel is hard to describe because it’s so subjective. But having cycled tens of thousands of miles over 40 years on lots of different bikes made from different materials, it provides a solid benchmark to match the Saffron ride experience against.
Matthew hand crafted together a selection of various Columbus steel tubes to make a ride experience that far exceeds anything else I’ve ridden before. A  bike ride quality that really doesn’t get any better than this. It’s as simple as that.
Choose Saffron for craftsmanship, quality and superior ride experience. It’s amazing!”

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Tubeset

Columbus XCR,Spirit, HSS,Life 

Construction method

Fillet Brazed

Groupset

Shimano Dura Ace 9100

Fork

Enve 2.0 road

Headset

Chris king Inset 8

Wheels

Royce Hubs 

Finishing Kit

Ritchey Classic 

Get in touch

How to find the workshop

Email

enquiries@saffronframeworks.com

Telephone

+44 (0) 208 3167432

Twitter

@saffronframes

 

in person/by mail

Saffron Frameworks
Thames Side Studios
TB-10
Harrington Way (off Warspite Road)
Woolwich
London
SE18 5NR