Each frame I build is individually made especially for you. We work together to create the optimum frame for fit, function, aesthetics and the components you’d like to use. I can take body measurements from a cycle fitting service arrange a home visit or provide instructions on how to measure yourself accurately.
I only make steel frames. Despite the increasing popularity of carbon bikes on our roads, steel remains the ideal material for bicycle frames. Steel is durable, light, responsive, customisable and the wide range of tubes available means that each ERA frame is precisely tuned to fit the purpose. No, it won’t be as light as a carbon frame but if 500 grams (decent carbon v Reynolds 953) is that important to you then leave your Bidon at home. Yes, that’s the difference in weight we’re fussing over. Reynolds 953 is also stainless.
I build frames using both lugged and bronze welded construction methods (853 only). Options such as internal cable routing, hand carved lugs, custom seat sleeves and head tubes are all possible and we’ll go through these in detail.
Paint and finish
I work with the very best frame painters in England (wet paint not powder) to finish your frame to the highest possible standards. If you crash/dent/ding/bend your frame in an accident you can bring it back to me (when you’ve cheered up a bit) and I can repair it.