I stumbled across this frame roughly 4 months ago on forum I regularly use. The bike was rusty, pitted, battered and very well used. “Perfect” I thought. I had been looking for a classic steel bike to completely rebuild to show how handy we are with a paint gun. A few days after sending payment I received a large box in the post, it contained a rather beautiful but hammered 1970s track bike. After ripping the packaging apart I was a little disappointed “ah.. I didn’t think it would be this bad..” I did consider finding another frame to bring back to life due to how externally rusted and pitted this frame was. There’s pretty patina and then there’s this.. but I thought it would be a little more impressive if it was a wreck such as this, and here we are. What’s the next project, where do you want to take this? I’m happy with how this has came out (excuse the ‘N’ of the lettering being hidden behind the chain-ring in some shots, the original plan for this frame was to never be built up and displayed in a local clothing shop). Our next move is to do another custom frame showing off our work. This has metal-flake, fade all in one so I think the next project may involve fluorescent colours with a matte finish. We are very busy at the NQ HQ with finalising the details for our very own custom road and track frames. Rad paintwork and some real intricate and cool detailing. We've been designing and developing these frames for quite some time choosing different materials, geo and build processes. We are excited to offer them early next year. www.noquarterbikes.co.uk
Sugino ZEN, Sugino 75, Sugino BB
C2, stripped SLR
28h Dura-Ace, DT SWISS, Carbon 50mm
28h Dura-Ace, DT SWISS, Carbon 50mm, 16t Dura-Ace + lockring
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