Harper’s road bike

Harper’s road bike

Harper asked me to build him a road bike; not for racing, but optimised for his position and providing comfort and a responsive but stable ride. We talked through all the options and he settled on an integrated seatmast with an internal-wedge adjustable cap. Harper expressed a preference for the aesthetic of round tubes, so the tube shaping is limited to a taper ovalisation of the toptube and the oval Columbus chainstays.

Up front there is a Whisky carbon fork, joined to the frame by a Chris King headset. King also provided the BB and hubs, which are laced to Enve SES 3.4 rims. The build is finished with a SRAM Red AXS groupset and FSA cockpit.

To be complete and ready to ride, the bike is equipped with three Silca titanium bottle cages (one on the rear of the seatmast) and a Silca stem-mounted computer mount. Very bright but diminutive Exposure lights are tucked under that mount and between the saddle rails.

The paint was applied by Colorworks, and the final weight as shown is 18.7lbs.


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