Pro BMXer Ricky Feather is well on the way to establishing himself as one of the UK’s most prominent builders. Each frame he creates seems to surpass the last, combining a pared-back refinement with quirky details that reveal his streetwise eye.
Ricky is an affiliated rider for United BMX, and is based in Yorkshire. For someone so accustomed to the 20” wheel, he seems to have an intuitive grasp of what makes a good road bike. In fact, his portfolio includes touring, track and road frames—but interestingly, no BMX. He built this Columbus Life frame for Simon May, Creative Director for The North Space, around a 3T carbon fork and a color-matched combo FSA stem and bar. Nigel and the team at Haxby Cycles built it up with an SRAM Red group set, and Royce hubs laced to DT Swiss rims.
Once again, Kayti Peschke took some excellently composed photos of the finished product, head over to the Feather Cycles flickr stream for more, and you can follow Ricky’s work on his blog. By the way, there’s an insightful interview with Ricky over on the Fixed Gear Leeds blog, have a look.