Custom Frames

Racing Frames

Classique 

 

The Classique is a traditional racing style frame. Built to the highest standards of craftsmanship, with the classic horizontal top tube and lugged construction. This frame is built with Reynolds 631 oversize tube. Reynolds 631 is 853 without the heat treatment and produces a very lively frame without any harshness in the ride quality. The rear stays are Reynolds 725, a heat treated tube similar to the old 753. The Classique is also available in lugless fillet brazed construction for those who prefer the smooth look.

 

 

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Finest cast components.

Full set of braze on fittings including two sets of bottle bosses, lever bosses, STI/Ergo cable guides, Front mech. Bracket, brake cable guides or stops, chain hanger, and chainstay gear cable stop.

Straight or curved Reynolds R fork blades with 1" or 1 1/8" steerer. 1" steerer can be supplied threaded or Ahead.

The main triangle is built using Reynolds 631 oversize tube (853 without the heat treatment).

The rear stays are Reynolds 725 heat treated chrome moly to give a really stiff base for power transmission

Finish any single colour enamel from the colour chart

 

 

The Classique range of frames are all custom built so each frame is the product of an extensive design consultation with the customer allowing the frame to be tailored to the exact requirements of both riding style and type.

 

All the Reynolds tubes are supplied in a range of diameters and gauges thus allowing Dave to choose an appropriate tube for each area of the frame. Whilst the first preferred tube for the Classique is 631 with oversize top and down tubes Dave can build this frame from any of the Reynolds, Columbus or Dedaccai tube set you may require.

 

Sticking with Reynolds, the 725 heat treated tubes can usefully be used in the main triangle of a larger frame to increase torsional stiffness without adding weight or cost

 

 

Classique 853

 

Introduced into the Reynolds range late in 1995, 853 actually gets stronger after joining. It is available in a wide range of diameters and gauges which enables Dave to "fine tune" the frame design to the precise requirements of the rider. Based on the same component spec. and design consultation process as the Classique, the Clasiquel 853 is the ultimate in conventional lugged frames.

 

Classique Piste

 

All the Classique models are also available as track frames

 

Prices

Classique, 631 & Reynolds forks  £1175

Classique 853 frame & Reynolds forks  £1275

Classique 853 frame only  £1175

Classique Piste same as above

 

 

Elite

Top of the range racing frame for the rider who wants the best in hand crafted frames.

 

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Custom frame designed to suit the riders exact requirements

Completely "fillet brazed" (Dave will Tig weld it if you really want, but it looks nowhere near as good !)

Built in either conventional ie horizontal top tube or "compact" ie sloping top tube with long seat pin

Includes any braze on fittings required eg front mech. boss, number plate boss plus all the usual ones.

Built from Reynolds 853 including an oval or teardrop shaped down tube.

Supplied as a frame only, either Reynolds R or Carbon Fibre forks can be specified to complement this superb frame

Finish any single colour enamel from the colour chart

 

The Elite features a deep section down tube, either oval or teardrop. Alternatively Dave can make it with opposed oval top and down tubes. This frame can also be built with Pro Team 853 main triangle tubes which are even lighter than the already light standard 853. This will enable Dave to produce a steel frame with all of the advantages of steel that weighs only 3.5 lbs approx (slightly lighter again with a carbon back end) for a 57cm frame. This weight is almost equal to many of the Aluminium and Titanium frames around today, but at a considerable cost saving.

 

Dave has built a compact version of this model into a bike weighing under 18 lbs using Carbon AheadSet forks, Columbus carbon seat stays, Dura Ace groupset and carefully selected components. If you throw more money at it, it is possible to get it even lighter (both your bike and your wallet!)

 

Prices

Elite frame only  £1325

Reynolds forks straight or curved blades from £190

 

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