THE ULTIMATE COMMUTER BIKE – FRAMEBUILDING THE COLOURBOLT

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Bike fitted, I asked if I could meet Lee Cooper, Colourbolt’s legendary British framebuilder based in Coventry. So Colourbolt founder Jay, photographer Kendal and I went to …Coventry.

Bike fitted, I asked if I could meet Lee Cooper, Colourbolt's legendary British framebuilder based in Coventry.

So Colourbolt founder Jay, photographer Kendal and I went to …Coventry.

 

Next and last blog, receiving the finished bike, and impressions.

 

All images Kendal Noctor

 

Lee Cooper Colourbolt Vulpine

Lee Cooper himself. Smashing fella.

 

 

Welding protection. Or latest Oakley racing eyewear. One of those.

Welding protection. Or latest Oakley racing eyewear. One of those.

 

 

The custom build geometry. Short top tube.

The custom build geometry. Short top tube.

 

 

Lee Cooper boxes

Love these

 

Talking fit

Talking fit

 

 

One of the bike's beautiful stainless steel horizontal dropouts

One of the bike's beautiful stainless steel horizontal dropouts

 

Jay from Colourbolt talks Columbus with Lee. I do decent job of looking like I understand.

Jay from Colourbolt talks Columbus with Lee. I do decent job of looking like I understand.

 

 

Frame stickers. Like gold dust apparently.

Frame stickers. Like gold dust apparently.

 

 

Obligatory sparks shot

Obligatory sparks shot

 

 

Obligatory welding shot

Obligatory welding shot

 

 

Jay brought a suggested Ambrosio wheel to check out. Woof.

Jay brought a suggested Ambrosio wheel to check out. Woof.

 

 

The Workshop

The Workshop

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