When can I get my hands on one of these?
Finally we have something to show you! Firstly apologies for the delayed delivery on these frames, last year we estimated delivery would be around February. We're long past that one already. Delays have mainly been due to problems sourcing materials. I still cannot say with confidence an exact delivery date, I can say the frames are in production and there is a good chance they will be in store for late April.
Why were your last batch of frames out of stock for so long?
Our last drop of frames was not enormous. We could have reordered but we felt it was important to respond to customer feedback asap. So we went back to the drawing board. We do not plan to do this every year, hopefully these frames our new frames will be in stock with us and TF dealers until we release updated models.
What sizes will you be offering?
We will be posting geometry's very soon. All frames will be coming in a much larger size range than last year e.g. all level top tube frames will be coming in 490-600mm in 2cm increments.
We will be posting photos of our steel low pro and another steel road frame very soon!
This years Dream Machine has moved further into porteur territory. The top tube is now flat. The graphics are simple. And its still a jack of all trades in the city.
We kept things simple on this frame. Our goal was to design a frame which we could offer at a entry level price point but still rides hard. We've used a selection of oversized tubing to give maximum stiffness and designed the frame with a slightly compact geometry so you can get up ontop of the cockpit when you crank. The frame will come in one colour: black. Finally, we've added our own signature dropouts.
Last years S1 was modelled on Japanese Keirin frames but fell short of being an exact replica. This year we have not held back. We've attempted to replicate the tried and true steel Keirin frame geometry. The angles are steep, the clearance is tight and the fork had been left un drilled. To complete the experience we've used Columbus Spirit Keirin tubing. Frames like this are designed for the track but are best enjoyed on the street.
The Wide Open is our do-everything road bike (or an Audax bike, as it used to be called). Racy geometry and lightweight Columbus Zona tubing will keep the rider entertained at the weekends on longer rides. When it comes to winter commuting the space for larger tyres and guards will keep you dry and comfy. Finally, load up some panniers, bolt on a rack and head off for a weekend touring - you may actually only need one bike, if it’s a Wide Open!
This bike was built up using Shimano’s ubiquitous 105 group. Light, strong and with a wide enough gearing range to climb if the bike is loaded up. Ambrosio sealed bearing classic looking hubs will roll smooth through all seasons. A hand crafted finishing kit from Nitto, the Japanese manufacturing legend, makes for a understated, classy and high performance bike.