Patrick’s FGC

Patrick’s FGC

Patrick’s travel bike is designed to accommodate either 650×47 (shown) or 700×30 wheels/tires. There is a Ritchey Adventure fork up front which allows for carrying capacity if needed. Campagnolo provides the drivetrain with the Ekar 1x groupset.

The frame has an aero downtube and custom ovalised toptube, with internal routing for the brake hose and gear cable. When the pivots are loosened, the rear triangle folds around and under the mainframe so that the whole bike can fit into an airline legal case for travel.

Colorworks applied the blue-fade paint, and the final weight as shown is a hair under 20lbs.


  1. Beautiful and near perfect build! Only thing I’d add would be a s+s fitting on a custom stem to make bar fitting quicker. Oh and a raw stainless frame and custom English steel forks so not to worry about the paint in transit.

    For info what’s the max headtube/toptube length to still be able to pack it with the forks still attached?

    Bravo Rob

    • Hi Rik, thanks for the kind words. On some builds I have created a split handlebar so that the stem bolts only need to be loosened for packing the bar. I can see an S&S stem as a solution but it seems a bit overkill!

      Hard to answer the size question since there are so many variables, especially stem length and angle. On one bike I used the Ritchey Breakaway case to accomodate a taller front end length.


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