Fitzrovia Bicycles is an independent bike shop located in the heart of the west end of London.
Things have been busy recently at the shop, and here are three of our most recent custom builds.
Firstly we have a rather special Colnago Master. The frame was bought second hand by the customer, and we built it up with a Campag Athena 11 group, Zonda wheels and Deda finishing kit. I’m sure you’ll all agree it’s a bit nice.
Next up is the latest Woodrup we had built by Kevin Sayles at Woodrup’s shop in Leeds. It’s a fixed wheel frame designed for commuting, so drilled for 2 brakes, although he’ll just be running a front one for now. A smattering of silver parts, gumwall tyres and a Brooks saddle and matching tape complete the classic styling of this fast fixed wheel commuter. Woodrup have done it again. Lovely.
And lastly is an Albuch Kotter, which was a second hand frame we had in the shop. The customer wanted a classic look, but with modern parts, so a Shimano 105 10 speed group fit the bill. Silver Open Pro wheels and a Brooks saddle again serve to complete the classic look.
We had the pleasure of rebuilding this lovely bike for a customer. Originally, the frame came to us in a fairly tatty state, at which point we had it ‘modernised’ to some extent; rear end spaced to 130mm, cable stops added to the top tube and chain stay, and cable stop bosses attached to the downtube to allow fitting of adjustable cable stops. The customer then had it painted in Liverpool, at the very same place it would’ve been painted back in the 60s. Lovely stuff.
The brief was to build it with modern parts, but retaining the classic look. So we went for a silver Campag Veloce groupset, Halo Retro wheels, Dia Compe centre pull calipers, Panaracer Pasela gumwall tyres, and Brooks bar tape and saddle. And we’d like to think it’s a job well done, it certainly looks the part and safe to say, the customer seemed suitably chuffed.