When I’m not in front of the computer, you can find me out riding or in a workshop building custom rides.
Shown here are the second, third and fourth frame and forks that I have built. The first two frames were constructed using double-butted Columbus SL and Spirit Niobium steel tubing with the laterals on the grey Mixte unbutted 4130 Cromoly. The forks on the green single-speed are Reynolds while they are Columbus on the mixte. The mixte included hand-shaped lugs and stainless steel top-eyes. This bike was built as a gift for my former partner. The single-speed frame weighs in at 1.6kg, whilst the mixte frame weighs 2.1.kg. The total weight for the bikes is a tad over 9kg and 12.5kg respectively.
The fourth frame is fillet-brazed and uses Reynolds 853 and 631 tubing. The fork is a fully carbon fork by Ritchey. Other components included Thomson Stem and seatpost, Hope hubs and headset, Fizik handlebars, TRP Spyre disk brakes with 160mm rotors and a SRAM Force CX1 groupset with 40t on the crank and 11-32t on the Cassette. The spraypainting was also undertaken by me. The entire gravel bike tips the scales at 8.8kg. Not too shabby.
The frames were designed by me in RattleCAD, cut and mitred by hand and finally brazed with Oxy-Acetylene using brass rod as the filler. All wheels were built and trued by yours truly.
Next project is underway and I’m currently building a workshop, and hopefully will build custom bikes to order under the March moniker.