Jeremy's Stainless Light Tourer

Jeremy came to us looking for a touring bike capable of taking him anywhere whilst remaining sleek, light and dynamic enough for Sunday escapes in the hills.

We chose Columbus XCR tubing, a stainless steel to eliminate corrosion and introduce a new dimension to the aesthetics. On top of this mirror polished frame we applied a metallic paint finish reminiscent of the classic 1993 Cannondale Track, Jeremy comes from the fixed gear community and wished to pay homage to its history.

Minimalist details really set this bike apart from the rest including our signature stainless steel asymmetrical seat stay bridge accompanied by our hand cut asymmetrical integrated seat clamp. The component choice completes this aesthetic with Thomson’s finishing kit matched with Shimano Ultegra utilising flat mount hydraulic brakes and Portland Design Works fenders tying the whole bike together into a seamless riding machine.

Frame and forks: - Bespoke stainless steel light touring frame with internal brake routing and Paragon Machineworks Polydrop dropouts, Columbus Futura Gravel fork.

Tubing: - Columbus XCR.

Wheelset: - 700c Pacenti Forza Rims with Chis King R45 Hubs.

Groupset and finishing kit: - Shimano Ultegra 6800, Chris King Bottom Bracket and Headset, Bars Deda Zero100, Stem & Seatpost Thomson, Saddle Brooks Cambium, Bar Tape Brooks Cambium Rubber.

Paint: - Custom paint work in metallic blue as an ode to the Cannondale Track with polished stainless rear triangle and downtube logo. 

Details: - Solid silver hand cut headbadge brazed onto frame, mirror polished rear triangle and downtube logo.

All Hartley Cycles custom frame builds and bespoke bicycles are handmade in London with great care and attention by frame builder Caren Hartley.