Jon’s Dream Present to Himself

Jon wanted to treat himself for a milestone birthday and came to us to help him create his dream bike. He has been riding most of his life Jon’s first proper bike was a steel Raleigh – something which started a love affair with the material. The brief was clear; make a bike for club runs and “continental” riding which was comfortable for long days in the saddle using modern components and a clean classic aesthetic. The frame is constructed from Columbus Spirit and uses a 44mm headtube and Chris King Inset headset supporting a Whiskey fork. A little nod to the classic is added with hand carved flames in the dropouts. Using Pinch bolt integrated into the stays and internal cable routing keeps the silhouette clean and un-fussed. The paint colour was matched to Jon’s wedding invitations and the gold of the components mirrored in the details on the frame.

Jon was a pleasure to work with, providing a clear brief but allowing us creative input on the bike.

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Tubeset

Columbus Spirit

Fork

Whiskey Components

Bearing areas

Chris King

Finishing Kit

Fizik 

Rims

Pacenti SL23

Groupset

Shimano Ultegra Di2

Tyres

Vittoria Open Corsa

Get in touch

How to find the workshop

Email

enquiries@saffronframeworks.com

Telephone

+44 (0) 208 3167432

Twitter

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