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Feather Cycles Simons Roadie

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.

Feather Cycles Simons Roadie
Feather Cycles Simons Roadie
Feather Cycles Simons Roadie
Feather Cycles Simons Roadie
Feather Cycles Simons Roadie
Feather Cycles Simons Roadie
Feather Cycles Simons Roadie
Feather Cycles Simons Roadie

  • Steely Dan

    Nice. Too bad it has a carbon fork 🙁

  • Christopher A Moyer

    That bike is gonna be so slow with no pedals.

  • This bike is absolutely killing me.

    I must confess, I might just copy it (color, parts) for my next build.

    Imitation is the highest form of flattery.

  • BTW, why the hate for carbon forks? Have carbon forks on my road bike and they’re fine. Not as super rigid as the steel forks on my ‘cross bike, but I don’t really need that for basic road riding.

    • ouch!

      if you’d ever had a carbon fork snap out from under you while doing 25 in traffic you’d understand the hate. i hate.