November 16.14 – Simon’s Di2 disc road machine

We built this one for Simon who wanted an all round road bike that he could use for weekend rides and sportives, but more importantly he wanted it for a trip across the Alps.

Simon is a member of the Fireflies, a group of riders that each year ride across the alps raising money for charity and finishing their ride at the Cairns festival. We went for DA Di2 and cable operated discs brakes and a mix of Thomson, 3T finishing kit, all tied together with a light weight Reynolds 953 fillet brazed frame.

Now as this bike was being built for the Fireflies ride, we had to give it a fitting paint job. Simon wanted the Fireflies logo on his bike so we used this as the basis for the abstract beating wings design you can see here. The most important part of which is that it glows in the dark, so when Simon and the rest of the guys rode into those long alpine tunnels there’d be no mistaking who they were…