Rad’s Elegant Butcher Bike
Utility Bike

Rad came to me wanting a functional butcher bike for everyday use with, let’s just say, a touch of bling. Rad is a barrister and wanted his bicycle to transport all of his goodies to court everyday. For this we built a massive custom-made stainless steel front rack. He also wanted a carbon belt drive which we built into the classical design. Even though Rad wanted something reasonably understated, we went with a full polished lug-set, including the bottom bracket to emphasis the craftmanship of the frame. Rad was very enthusiastic about this build and paid much attention to every detail, as one does with a custom bike. We even stained the basket oak slats to match the Brookes saddle. The judges at Bespoked Bristol appreciated this bicycle so much that it was awarded Best Utility Bicycle at the 2013 show.

 

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Construction Method

Lugged (all hand polished)

Tubeset

Mix of Columbus SL and Columbus Spirit

Paint

Viper Green

Wheels

650B Pechanti Rims with a Alfine rear hub and a Chris King front hub

Chain

Gates Carbon Belt Drive

Brakes

Paul Cantilevers with Paul Brake Levers

Handlebars

Nitto Albatros

Saddle

Brookes

Headset

Chris King

Basket

Custom stainless steel with stained oak slats

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