Peters 853 Disc Commuter

This bike is designed to provide Peter with an ultra practical & comfortable ride to work along the paths and lanes near his home and whizz along the lanes on the weekends.  The build is made up of fillet brazed oversized tubing and components from British manufacturers where ever practical and finished with the Racing Green paint scheme and Brooks brown leather finishing touches.  With Portland Design Work Fenders, painted to match, this machine can take on England’s temperamental weather and be ridden throughout the year.

The frame is made from Reynolds 853 for strength with mirror polished Columbus XCR chainstays for a classic and corrosion free look. The Lynksey Endurance carbon fork will absorb the small vibrations and bumps in the road whilst allowing for a comfy 42c tyre, ready for road and gravel and everything in between.

We matched the robust British made Middleburn crankset with the classic good looks of Campagnolo’s new Potenza and TRP Spyres.  The Hope Pro 4/Archetype handbuilt wheels are lightweight and robustwill be smooth for years to come and the hubs are easily serviceable.  We selected British-made USE finishing kit to providing clean and blunt silhouettes around the seatpost and stem, and hand polished the alloy bars to balance the raw stainless chainstays.  Overall this build has a classic and heritage feel, perfect for commuting and light touring in the British countryside.

Frame: - Disc Equipped 700c Commuter Frame

Tubing: - Reynolds 853 with mirror polished Columbus XCR Rear triangle

Fork: - Lynksey Endurance Carbon Disc

Wheelset: - Hope Pro 4 Disc hubs laced to H Plus Son Archtype rims

Groupset: - Campagnolo Potenza Groupset with Middleburn crankset and TRP Spyre brakes.

Finishing Kit: USE Seatpost, stem and handle bars. Brooks B17 saddle and bar tape, Swhwalbe G One tyres.  Portland Design Works full metal fenders painted to match. Hope Bottom bracket and Headset.

Paint: - Hand Spray paint by Hartley Cycles - Emerald Green with Cream details

Details: - Hand cut Silver Oak tree on top tube, asymmetric seat stay bridge.

Image Credit: Sebastien Klein

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