Probably made by Procycle - they also made Oryx, bought out and destroyed Balfa, Peugeut Canada, Rocky Mountain, and several other house brands, including Oryx, Mikado and others.
Handbuilt by a guy in a factory, sadly.
Nice bike, though.
Ha yeah, they always say handbuilt! It'd fairly hard to fully automate bicycle frame production, so 'cos a human puts tubes in a jig then welds them together = handmade
And yeah the welder sticking his initials in a little square on the frame probably helped Look justify the lofty figures they were asking for these things... They were eye brow raisingly priced...
Definitely a super nice ride and gorgeous attention to detail
I was thinking ProCycle too, they certainly seemed the most likely candidates, but it doesn't appear on their timeline would have thought it would be big time bragging rights
I'll look into the Davinci and Balfa options, I don't know a single thing about either of these makers!
It be nice find out for sure
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