well i guess this qualifies for british steel.....
a rare-as-hens-teeth custom built frame, made with prototype reynolds 853 tubing and
columbus nemo tubing mixed and matched into this beautiful machine.
this was made for me in 2000 by a guy called charlie ralph of alves framesets.
he started his little business in the wee town of alves in the north of scotland,
hence the name, but subsequently moved to elgin springs.
he did everything, the build and the paint. we even mixed up the green colour
to match a pair of michelin wildgripper tyres!
the fillet brazing is beautiful, a work of art. the tubes are flat-sided teardrop,
so very deep but very narrow too!
the rear stays were the columbus tubing. it has an internal brass tube running through
the top tube for hidden brake lines, and cable bosses brazed to the headtube so no cable rub!
a totally unique and high quality piece of british steel i think you'll agree!