Saffron X DSC road machine

 

This frame owes is creation to Max of Kinoko Cycles who put myself and David from Death Spray Custom together.

David at DSC is responsible for the artistic paintwork on this frame. I have always admired David’s expression of his medium, but now so more than ever. We got together one morning to discuss the frame and over a cup of tea at 6.30am he said to me “I only work on projects I want to get involved with”. Those words were enough for me to leave him, uninterrupted to get on with transforming my blank canvas into this work of art. And I’m really glad I did because the results are spot on.

I designed the frame to be ridden fast with a stiff handling, going some way in changing the perceptions of steel a being heavy, floppy ride. For the frame I used Columbus HSS Spirit and for the chain stays Columbus Max. The frame is all fillet brazed and filed smoothly for the seamless integration between tubes. The head tube is externally tapered for a tapered fork with internal cups for an integrated headset which gives the frame a cleaner finish. The internal routing for the rear brake allows the entry point for the housing on the drive side which give the cable a gentle curve and keeps the housing off the head tube. I used Di2 which has been run internally to keep everything clean.

A big thank you to Josh Greet for the photos.

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Tubes

Columbus HSS Spirit, Columbus Max chainstays

construction method

Fillet Brazed

Dropouts

Paragon Breezers

Fork

Columbus Fel

Paint

One off Death Spray Custom wizardy

Groupset

Di2 Ultegra 11speed

Wheels

Front: Enve 3.4 SES 35mm to Chris King, Clincher
Rear: Enve 3.4 SES 45mm to Chris King, Clincher

Finishing kit

Fizik RS

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