Look forward to build pictures.
I had one of their Columbus Genius frames 'till some idiot crashed into it.
It was FANTASTIC to ride.
The signature seatpost clamp was a nightmare on USE shims though. Why USE? 30.4 (or 6)mm diameter seat-tube rather limited choice.
I had a custom stem with the same clamping gizmo. Thin steel on a 1" fork flexed too much to remain correctly preloaded. But it was very light and looked OK.
There are pics on here...
here: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... highlight=
and I've a Genius road bike
Thanks mate, im looking forward to riding it more than building it, my scales are broken and i have ordered some more and im keen to weigh it, in my hand it feels.....LIGHT..
perhaps a little too light.
TBH i havent had much experience of a tig welded-columbus tubed-hand built British frame at this end of the frame scale before,
to say im intregued is an understatement.
On first glance of the pics, it reminded me of a bontrager, predominently due to the way it was painted i suppose, the panel decals being quite understated, like the choice of team colours chosen.
But on sight of the frame, i couldnt help thinking of Salsa similarities and the Ala Carte, both tig welded, both using Columbus, both handbuilt, was this choice a coincidence.......? I may never Know.
The Hardisty would have been handmade to measure and the Salsa would be handbuilt but an imported frame. which leads me to the next question i had, which did he feel was better..? Again sadly i may never know.
thank you for showing yours, another quality handbuilt example, that stem is a very rare and sexy bit of kit too by the way......