Rob’s Steel Road Bicycle

Rob works in the cycling industry, it’s always a nice pat on the back to have an industry insider choosing to ride a steel Saffron.

He wanted a stiff and modern steel road frame. What we created was true representation of this . As far as steel goes this is the stiffest configuration of steel tubes which are a mix of Columbus and Dedacciai we can offer a rider who is was wanting pure power transfer over everything else. Even though the frame is stiff Rob still gets the zing of steel off which allows for a magical level of comfort.

Phil Ashcroft is an artist we both  like,  his painting practice integrates gestural, emotive abstraction with a flattened out ‘80s style art deco and graffiti influence. Rob was inspired by  a piece Phil did awhile back labeled Oligarth. This was really well interpreted on the frame.

Rob’s words on his new ride:

“The Bike is everything I wanted from evaluating my previous bikes. Smooth, stiff and responsive. Keeping the modern racing bike feel yet the character and heritage of steel.
Been in the bike trade I work on A LOT of bikes and this is pure bliss. A tailor made suit makes you feel special, now add a artist with artistic freedom and some moving parts. It’s appeal is its attention to detail and keeping it simple. Words to live by.”

The bike can often be spotted in surrey

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Tubeset

Columbus , Dedacciai

Construction method

Fillet brazed

Fork

Columbus Futura 

Groupset

Shimano Dura Ace R9100

wheels

Zipp 404

Paint

Phil Ashcroft/Cole Coating

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