Designed in 1965 by the head of our lightweights department, John Rayner. Our Gran Premo oozes 60s style with fastback stays which attach to the seat bolt boss and an internal crown. No wonder this frame design was much copied.
- Reynolds 631 Tubing
- Cinelli Style Lugs
- 60s Style Fastback Seatstays
Our most successful racing frame of all time, the San Remo and San Remo Super. Ridden by Pros and Amateurs alike. Twice won the British Road Race Championship.
- Semi Sloping or Internal Crown
- Reynolds 725 Tubing
- Wraparound or Fastback Seatstays
San Remo Super
The San Remo Super is the same frame as above except with lighter tubing and hand cut out lugs.
- Reynolds 853 Tubing
- Wraparound or Fastback Seatstays
- Heart, Diamond, Club or Spade Lug Cutouts
Our Randonneur Special is our ultimate Randonneuring/Audax. Classically styled, with integral centre pull brake mounts and Cinelli style lugs. Clearance for 700 x 32 tyres.
- Disc Brake Mounts + £250
- Internal Cable Routing + £150 to £250
- Custom Lugs + £750 to £1000
- Stainless Steel Dropout Faces + £100
- Stainless Steel Polished Lugs + £500
- Tubing Upgrades from + £250
weekend. It’s been riding like a dream, even after miles of muddy farm
tracks and bog roads! It got a lot of compliments from the other riders
too. Here’s a pic outside Bective Abbey in Co Meath. (I gave the bike a
good clean the next day.)
Thanks again for this amazing machine, it’s really like magic!
Step 1 – “Get In Touch!”
Lets see if we are a good fit. In our first conversations, we really want to listen to what has inspired you to get a handmade steel frame or complete bike. A handmade frame is all about you, so it is important for us to understand what aspects of the whole process mean the most to you, in order to build the frame/bike you really want.
After all, buying a custom bike is a collaboration.
Step 2 – Book A Build Date
We love it when a plan comes together and the first step is getting the dates on the calender.
Once you are ready to go ahead, we ask for a £250 deposit to book your build date.
Step 3 – The Details
While you are waiting in the build queue, now is the time to through all the details required to build your frame/bike. Don’t be daunted, we will guide you all the way.
If you are ordering a complete bike and we have confirmed with you the full parts list. It is at this point, we will take a part payment for 50% of the components cost.
It is also a good time to get your bike fit numbers, if you don’t already have them. We can work off third party bike fits, existing bike positions, or we can do the fit for you. If you can’t visit the workshop in person, we can do that remotely.
Step 4 – Build Week Has Arrived!
Two weeks before your build date is out next milestone payment, which is 50% of the frame price.
During the week(s) of the build, we will be posting regular updates, photos and videos of your build to social media and we would love it if you got involved.
Step 5 – Chrome/Polishing/Paint Time!
Once we are completely happy with your frame, it will be sent for all the finishing processes.
Paint takes approximately 4 to 6 weeks, polishing adds a couple of weeks on to that and if chroming is required, expect it to take around 3 months.
Step 6a – Final Frame Prep
Your frame is now finished! There are a few final jobs to do on it, such a chasing all the threads and fitting the headset and fittings.
Once that is all done, we take it to the studio for a photoshoot. High res beauty shots are then supplied with the frame. Don’t worry though, you will be the first to see the completed bike before we show it off to the world!
Step 6a – Final Frame Prep
If you ordered a complete bike, now is the time we will put it together. We take a lot of pride in building the finished bike.
Then just one more final photoshoot of the whole completed bike!
Step 6b – Completion!
Your bike is finished! We will arrange for you to either collect in person, or we will now ship to your delivery address.
Of course it is also time to make the final payment and take ownership of your new favourite bike!
Step 7 – Time to get the miles in…
Of course this is what is all about. Bikes are meant to be ridden and enjoyed.
Please keep in touch and tell us about the adventures you and your bike are having, as we love to hear about it.
Book A Consultation
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Some of our most frequently asked questions.
Ask A Question, Get A Video Answer
Ask a question about any part of the framebuilding or bespoke bike process. Our framebuilder Paul will send you a video answer to your email. Don’t worry, there are no silly questions!
If we think your question will be helpful to others, we’ll add to the FAQ.
When can I have my new bike?
Enter you email and we will be in touch with our up to date lead time.
CRAFTED FOR YOU
Because we’ve been in the business of making bespoke steel frames since the 1930’s, your frame will be built with over 80 years of passed down knowledge and experience.
TAILORED TO YOU
Just like a tailored suit, your bike will be tailored to fit you exactly. More skillful construction techniques will be used as well as the highest quality materials. Because our goal is to make perfect bicycle rather than one that meets a price point and fits most average people.
You are an individual, so why buy an off the peg bike which will only satisfy some of your needs and be a compromise on others?
Whether you know exactly what you are looking for or you need guidance, we can advise you on all aspects of your new bike and tailor it perfectly to suit your fit, your needs and your individuality.
Steel Frames & Forks
All our handmade frames carry a lifetime warranty against any fault caused during manufacture.
Paintwork is guaranteed for 12 months against manufacturing defect.
All the parts we use as part of a complete build are guaranteed against manufacturing fault, as specified by the manufacturer.
It is in the details where your frame will excel, whether it’s the cosmetic details, such as the finely filed lugs or in the construction details, like the alignment of the wheels. Details are so important to us that we spend as much time as necessary getting each aspect just right.