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Ricky Feather

timmyflashtimmyflash Posts: 526
edited December 2012 in Your road bikes
Arrived a couple of weeks ago, then i got hit by a car (on a different bike), so not had much chance to ride it, but here's pics of the build and the finished product (minus nice front wheel - can't get hold of right spokes)

Morphed from the time of deposit paid from a 'vintage' looking, thin tubed, relaxed bike with Brooks saddle, British racing green, silver but modern components - to a modern, more aggressive, oversized tubed quick bike (never to be used in a race as it's too pretty). The change from what i wanted at start to what i wanted in the end was pretty dramatic and i couldn't be happier. Happened through chatting with Ricky, looking at pics, re-evaluating why i wanted it and when i would use it.

Measured up from scratch by Velosolutions. Put me on a jig so could start from scratch rather than adjust current bike and take measurements from that. Bit old school, but the method actually gave me more confidence than i think i might have from a 'retul' fit or similar.

Frame - 853/931/953 mix (953 rear because i wanted i exposed - aesthetics)
Forks - Enve 2.0
Groupset - Campag Chorus
Seatpost - Fizik Cyrano carbon (only this or thompson due to tube size apparently)
Stem & bars - Deda zero100 (got little hands - needs some adjusting or maybe switch as buttons still a struggle)
Saddle - Fizik Kurve (was going to try a bunch, but was so much better than the selle italia SLR i just stuck with it)
Pedals - Shimano Dura Ace (way better than my previous Look for connection and platform)
Wheels - Open Pro rims, Royce hubs, CX Ray spokes
Tape - Lizard skin is the t!ts
Colour - "Rich Pink over black"

Built up by Cycleworx in Southfields. Knows his onions.

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Steel Blue Fixed - Orange Backpack Cover

How do i get a link to a photo in here?!

Fixeh

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  • giant_mangiant_man Posts: 6,878
    ooh better pictures of that baby please!
  • APIIIAPIII Posts: 2,010
    Beautiful! More details on the frame please, geo, tubing, etc
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,983
    Oof!

    Nice.

    Nice to see a proper fit on one of his bikes too so to speak.
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  • NapoleonD wrote:
    Nice to see a proper fit on one of his bikes too so to speak.

    Getting my 'tune up' fit tomorrow. Could still be spacers galore to come :wink:
    Steel Blue Fixed - Orange Backpack Cover

    How do i get a link to a photo in here?!

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  • Superb! That looks fantastic.

    Great to see how it came together too. Real workmanship.
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  • wow. Nice bike.

    Something like that would be on my list...
  • Lovely bike, This Feather fellow is a metalwork genius!
  • rajMANrajMAN Posts: 429
    Beautiful build and nice workmanship, great choice of components and wonderful ROYCE hubs :D
  • drlodgedrlodge Posts: 4,825
    Very nice, shame about the brazing on the exposed tubes though...I do like Ricky's work, and that's a really really nice bike (not as nice as mine though) ;-)
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  • the_fugglerthe_fuggler Posts: 1,228
    What a beauty!
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  • drlodge wrote:
    Very nice, shame about the brazing on the exposed tubes though...

    The fact you can see it? I don't know if it's just psychological because i dropped a lot of $ on it, but i have to say i think every bit is perfect. Especially as we never agreed on this as the final design. It was quite organic. For example, i wanted to make a feature of the seat cluster. I like the Rourke look, but Ricky didn't want to do similar as that's Rourke's thing. After some chatting he said he'd come up with something and send me a design - as it was i never saw one, but i think this looks great with the overall, i.e. the way the stainless bits are revealed from the painted sections. Bilam headtube, stays fitting into sockets in the seat cluster and lugs on the BB.

    Depending on insurance claim, might be getting a custom carbon bike. Wonder if i'll think the same about that..

    drlodge - yeah, Rourke has been doing some pretty sweet paint jobs of late.
    Steel Blue Fixed - Orange Backpack Cover

    How do i get a link to a photo in here?!

    Fixeh
  • My dad is called Richard feather!
  • secretsamsecretsam Posts: 4,864
    now that's quite lovely, really pretty

    It's just a hill. Get over it.
  • EKIMIKEEKIMIKE Posts: 2,232
    edited November 2012
    timmyflash wrote:
    Knows his onions. [...] It was quite organic.

    Argh! *cringe*
    timmyflash wrote:
    Colour - "Rich Pink over black"

    Blue. *cringe*

    Very nice frame. Decent, simple, understated paint job without a garish font. Yay!

    Can't say i think the stem and seatpost look right though. Can't help but think something silver would look very much nicer. Certainly remove some of the decals from the stem - the 'Deda' bit certainly (mask it and get the thinners out!).

    The mismatched wheelset is a shame too.
  • HannersHanners Posts: 260
    That looks nice
  • very nice....
    thomson siver post and a thomson elite x2 stem would look great - as would a silver rim on the back.
    lovely understated F and F - i actually really like that you can see the brazing on the stays.
    Beats the Rourke ATMO 8)
  • carl_pcarl_p Posts: 989
    timmyflash wrote:
    NapoleonD wrote:
    Nice to see a proper fit on one of his bikes too so to speak.

    Getting my 'tune up' fit tomorrow. Could still be spacers galore to come :wink:

    Given the steerer has already been cut not a lot can be done now.

    Read an article about Feather in 'Cyclist'. I think your bike is a lot nicer than those featured in the mag.
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  • styxdstyxd Posts: 3,234
    The first lugged frame Ive ever seen that Ive liked. Absolutely sick.
  • samsbikesamsbike Posts: 942
    that s a lovely looking bike. How does it ride, and what is the tubing spec?
  • To be honest, it's barely been ridden at all!

    Got knocked off my bike (different one) by a car a few days after it arrived, which put me out of action for a while, weekends have been busy or too icy to ride and i commute on a different bike.

    Tubes are 853/931/953 mix (953 rear because i wanted it exposed - aesthetics)
    Steel Blue Fixed - Orange Backpack Cover

    How do i get a link to a photo in here?!

    Fixeh
  • Bloody lovely.

    I want one.

    I think it would suit some of these

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