Harry's Ultegra Road
In the relatively short amount of time we’ve been building frames, the hardest part has always been handing over finished bikes, wanting to keep hold of every bike we’ve built without exception! a good indicator of the passion that goes into all of our bikes. This one however, is different, built by and for our frame builder Harry, it gets to stay in Sheffield and get ridden on the fantastic roads around the Peak District.
The frame was built with an integrated seat post and a ‘normal’ oversized head tube to suit an external Chris King 1 1/8” No Threadset, keeping the frameset well proportioned and at the slim end of ‘oversized’. A selection of top flight tubes from Italian manufacturers - Columbus XCr and Dedacciai DR-Zero XL - all selected for their profile, weight and butt length to give the right balance between weight, stiffness and ‘zing’. Striking the right balance is essential to capitalise on the rewarding ride and feel of steel.
Our functional and beautiful Field Cycles dropouts are immaculately fillet brazed to Columbus Life short taper chainstays and are a big factor in the unique ride and feel of a Field frameset, designed to be super stiff and provide a flex free connection between chainstays and the rear wheel to get all the watts out on to the road.
A detailed and timeless paint design finished off the build, echoing the flow of air across the integrated bars and fork, the frame itself finished with a subtle pinstripe detail against an off-black base coat. Those dropouts are of course picked out in colour, we can’t resist a bit of pop.