Robs Woodwork Alien

Robs Woodwork Alien

Rob Pollock is an ex-professional speedboat racer and panel beater who has specialized in faux wood graining for around 40 years. Graining is a technique that’s been used in the restoration of classic cars and vintage hot rods. Rob’s now applying this technique to bicycle frames, introducing a refreshing option for today’s bicycle builders.

This particular frame is an Alien, although we’ve seen very similar lugs and geometry on a Bertelli Domenica we’ve featured before. Perhaps there’s a connection? What we haven’t seen before is that paint effect. Graining is applied by hand, using a variety of brushes and tools to apply various undercoats, and Rob finally coats the frame in durable two pot epoxy resin.

Have a look at Rob’s new website, for his contact details. There’s three shades of wood to choose from, and prices start at $1,500USD for a standard frame and forks, plus shipping. My mind is already swimming with the leather and wood possibilities for my next build…

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Robs Woodwork Alien
Robs Woodwork Alien
Robs Woodwork Alien
Robs Woodwork Alien
Robs Woodwork Alien
Robs Woodwork Alien