*Ricky Feather* *– Leeds*
*Photo Credit: Ricky Adam. Thanks to Dig BMX Magazine*
I’d never brazed before, or silver-soldered. I had to completely teach myself. Dave Yates was doing a demonstration on frame building. I stood and watched him do his thing and came straight up here and did my first lug joint and it worked perfectly.
My favourite thing is lugged bikes. I just love carving away at lugs and I think that’s where the craftsmanship comes in. I just love playing around, carving stuff up and doing your own thing, creating your own style.
Individual touches are what sets a bike apart from everything else and that’s really important to me. Something that the customer is going to be absolutely blown away by because it’s theirs and no one else’s.
We wanted a modern look but I really wanted a lugged bike with an oversized head tube so we could use some modern carbon forks. We’ve gone for internal cable routing and wrap-around seat stays so that we’d have clearance for mudguards. We used XCR stainless steel because for long Continental rides it’s not quite as stiff as 953. It’s going to be an all-terrain bike, it’s going to get pretty dirtied up. We didn’t want any corrosion.
*PHOTOS: Wig Worland*