Titanium Crown Jewel

Finally finished the build during the week and with a break in the gloom and some sunshine this afternoon here’s a few pics of the built up new road bike.

Controls

Controls

Bike

The paintwork is Ruby Red Pearl (which was brought in specially as it is no longer a standard colour option) with Freshwater Pearl to make up the ‘jersey panels’. The Independent Fabrication graphics are hand-painted by Chris Rowe. Few more photos here.

This is a special bike with a paint job inspired by my old Harry Hall which had a Dave Yates paintjob. Although tipping a hat to these old school names, it is very much a state of the art chassis in Titanium.

It tips the scales at just under 17.5lbs. Full SRAM Red, Ultegra Carbon SPD SL Pedals, Deda Newton Bars, Thomson post and stem and Selle Italia SLR saddle. Wheels are classic Mavic Heliums – some of the lightest factory wheels they’ve produced. I’m sure this build will evolve….

Author: Cris Bloomfield

Usually mountain biking in the North.

2 thoughts on “Titanium Crown Jewel”

  1. Looking good Cris! The Heliums are ace wheels, finally retired my ~10 year old ones last year.

    Are you trying to lasso cattle with that rear mech cable though? 😉

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