Cyclefit’s fully stainless steel road bike
Stainless steel road bike

Cyclefit know a thing or two about bike fitment. In fact, they probably know more than anyone about bike fitment. Which is why Cyclefit is the partner for all of Saffron’s customers’ fitments.

When Cyclefit asked me to collaborate with them on a bike I was really excited. Saffron is the first English builder they have partnered with, and to be put on the same playing field as Seven Cycles, Guru, Serotta and Passoni is really quite an honour.

My brief was just to build a frame out of Reynolds 953. It was really great to have the freedom to express my interpretation of my craft.

I wanted to emphasise the bi-laminate head tube, and the way the top tube and down tube grab hold of the head tube. By using a polished head tube I was able to accentuate this.

I started off by machining a stainless steel tube for the seat tube sleeve. I also machined the tube for the hand carved bi-laminated head tube. The routing for the brake cable is internal and the cabling enters and exits on opposite sides so that there is a gentle curve from the shifter to the frame. We used a pinch bolt which was tapped into the seat stays.

The paint is inspired by 1936 Buick custom convertible which was painted light pearl blue. All the stainless steel is to a high polish.

I’m really pleased with how this steed turned out. If you’re interested in getting one of these, get in touch with Cyclefit and ask nicely – they may even let you have a spin on her.

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Tubes

Reynolds 953

Construction method

Fillet Brazed with Fillet Pro

Stem

Saffron  custom for oversized handbar

Fork

Saffron  made from Reynolds 953

Paint

Light pearl blue

groupset

Dura-Ace

Wheels

Lightweight Meilenstein clincher

Seatpost and Handlebar

Zip

Get in touch

How to find the workshop

Email

matthew@saffronframeworks.com

Telephone

+44 (0) 7986187462

Twitter

@saffronframes

 

in person/by mail

Saffron Frameworks
Scena
240 Camberwell road
Camberwell
London
SE5 0DP