Continuing our amuse bouche of Bespoked, the Handmade Bicycle Show celebrating handmade bikes and the people that make them, we have another bike check for you. If looking at beautiful bikes and talking to people about bikes is your idea of fun, buy yourself a ticket and head to London 14-16th October to see the show for yourself.
Eastwood Cycle Works Omni
A modern frame built to traditional standards, equally at home on road or gravel.
Somerset based Andy is new to the bike building world – he’s been building for a year and the bike here is his third build. He’s hoping to make between 12 and 15 a year in the future though.
The Omni model is designed to fulfil both road and gravel riding aspirations. Designed for thru axled, hydro brakes and Shimano GRX Di2. Put on a set of carbon do section wheels and it’ll hold its own in the Sunday Club ride peloton. Swap them out for a set of gravel wheels and you’ve got a very capable gravel and green lane bike
- Price: £2400
- Frame material: Columbus steel
- Construction method: Brazed
- Wheelsize & max tyre clearance: 700c x 38mm
Favourite part about the build process?:
Filing the fillets. A very time consuming job to do correctly, but such an important one to get right for the aesthetic of the frame 👌
Most challenging part of the build?:
Ensuring that tolerances are good and alignment is spot on.
Feature you’re most pleased with?:
Clean lines as a result of internal cable routing.
Any lessons learnt or things you’d do differently next time?:
Cable entry. There are so many ways to push a cable through a steel tube!
Details of any optional extras customers can choose.:
Price is for fully finished and single colour painted frame with a Columbus carbon fork and headset.
Optional extras include different paint finishes (candy, flip, fade, pearl, etc).
What’s your lead time?:
6-8 weeks dependant on supply chain issues that everybody is currently experiencing!
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