I built this bike during my first frame building course at Downland Cycles. During the course I learnt the filet brazing technique. Even though the process is labour intensive, I wanted to master this method because it allows to create beautiful filets.
Although the construction technique is traditionnal, I wanted to build a modern road bike from the geometry to the handling or even the tapered headtube blending nicely with the forks.
Frame: Reynolds 853 front trianglet, Columbus headtube, chainstays and seatstays
Construction: filet brazed
Fork: Dedacciai RS carbon 1 1/2
Wheels: Shimano RS21
Tyres: Michelin Pro4 Service Course 700x25c
Saddle: Fizik Aliante with carbon rails
Groupe: Shimano Utegra 6800 with 34/50 chainset and 11-32 cassette