Every once in a while, we get a build that’s a little bit special, not that we don’t absolutely love every build we do, but this one was just a little cut above the rest.
Roger came to us with a brief; he liked the styling and look of the current ‘Team 75’ frame set that Woodrup made, but wanted some tweaks on the geometry to make the clearances tighter and the handling a touch more nippy, as it’s usually made for mudguards clearance. A quick chat with Kevin Sayles, Woodrup’s master frame builder, got us quickly on track and Roger went about sourcing his groupset.
Roger wanted a new frame, but ultimately wanted a classic bike, so sourced some choice period Campagnolo bits to form the majority of a Nuovo Record group, but with a slightly later Super Record rear derailleur. We built the hubs he’d bought onto new, but very classic looking H Plus Son TB14 polished silver rims, finished with a Fitzrovia Bicycles favorite; Panaracer’s Pasela with gum walls. Having sourced a Nuovo Record seatpin, some period Cinelli bars and stem definitely fit the bill, so Roger picked up some Giro D’Italia bars and a 1A stem. Add to this a matching Brooks Swallow saddle and bar tape, and you’ve got an incredibly handsome looking steed.