Icarus Frame’s entry for the 2010 Philly Bike Expo further proves Ian Sutton’s ability to blend the elaborate skill of the artisan frame builder with a Zen master’s restraint, the result of which is a sublime pastel velodrome-inspired beauty. The predominant feature is the yellow to white fade paint, which will glisten in the sunlight due to the addition of a hint of pearl.
The fillet brazed frame is adorned with details around the joints which belie Ian’s skill with the torch and file. Sleeves take the place of lugs and, combined with the graded paint, produce a mobius strip visual where one tube swallows another only to be swallowed by another. It’s adorned with a Suntour Superbe group and skillfully captured by talented photographer Millica Wren, a Boston local.
PS: Keep an eye out for an upcoming interview with Ian Sutton on Cycle EXIF, which will provide a further insight into his design ethos and craft.