Scott’s bling road frame
This one started out as a fairly standard English Cycles road frame – ovalised integrated seatmast, Enve saddle clamp hardware for the adjustable seatmast cap, wishbone seatstay with seatmast-exiting rear brake cable. Then we added the oversize headtube for a Chris King Inset headset, which allowed me to run the internal cables through adjusters brazed into the headtube. And then Scott challenged me to have the frame copper plated – and having any sort of plating is a first. Copper of course will tarnish rapidly, so after plating and decals a clearcoat was applied. Which was tricky because the copper is so shiny the clear didn’t want to stay stuck! It turned out pretty good, but time will tell on the durability of the finish; hopefully Scott will report back over the next few years!