alloy-single-speed-bicycle1 Strati’s Alloy Single Speed Bicycle

“I wanted a single speed bicycle handmade specifically for me and I knew that in Rhodes Fidusa was producing high quality custom frames. I contacted George because I knew that he could build me a frame with the tubing that I wanted and with a paint scheme to my exact specification”. Stratis is a designer and manufacturer of handmade bags using the material from recycled boat sails. A special and demanding customer, he knew exactly how his finished bicycle wanted to look. He did not, however, have any particular technical knowledge about the technical intricacies of frame building to produce a finished product best suited to its intended use and with the handling and comfort characteristics he wanted. After a lengthy consultation and knowing that he wanted a bull-horn style handlebar, we agreed to build a single speed frame using 7005 aluminium. For a more comfortable position we lengthened the head tube by 2cm from his current, stock frame and added a carbon fork with slightly less rake to make the steering quite stable. Stratis decided to include mounts for both front and rear brakes so that the bicycle could be used with a flip-flop double rear hub as both a fixed wheel and single speed with a one speed freewheel. The bottom bracket height is higher than a normal road bike to give more ground clearance for pedaling through turns in fixed wheel mode. The rear horizontal dropouts are reinforced with stainless steel plates to give added security when tightening the rear axle lock nuts. Stratis’ colour choice for his custom alloy single speed bicycle was British Racing Green as the main colour  in conjunction with a secondary Prussian Blue dark metallic. We suggested that he separate these two colours with a metallic golden orange colour with 2 rings of 1cm each.  This colour was also reflected in the rims and hubs of the hand built wheels and some of the build components. Stratis, we wish you a lot of enjoyment from your new bicycle.

Tech Specs

Frame Deda Force 7005 alloy
Fork
Carbon
Components  Alloy and carbon mix
Wheels Alloy 700c deep profile
Frame weight 1550 gr.
Bike weight 7400 gr.
Frame price (indicative) €900
Bike price (indicative) €2400
Size(s) Custom
Colour(s) Custom
alloy-single-speed-bicycle8 Strati’s Alloy Single Speed Bicycle
Deda Force 7005 custom alloy frame
Carbon fork
Selle Italia white leather saddle
Hand built deep section alloy wheels
Carbon bull-horn handlebar