We've seen some spectacular examples of frame building emanating from the Royal H Cycles workshop over the last few years. Bryan Hollingsworth doesn’t mind spending hours with a file and torch to give a customer an ornate and functional tailored bike. This Shimano Di2-equipped road bike is no exception.
Applying the Di2 drivetrain and carbon fiber components to a lugged steel frame and making it look purposeful and seamless requires a little more consideration, but Bryan rose to the challenge. It’s one of the most ornate we’ve seen lately, featuring portholes and hand-carved lugs — but it’s simultaneously modern. The paint, with a touch of gold leaf, is perfectly flattering and well thought-out.
Currently, there’s a two-month waiting list for a Royal H Cycle, but one can’t rush a good thing. Meanwhile, you can enjoy the photography of Mary Flatley. Mary is another proud owner / rider of a Royal H Cycle, so she knows what to look for in a quality bicycle. When you’re done looking, get in contact with Bryan via the Royal H Cycles website.
PS: Have you ordered your copy of the 2013 Cycle EXIF Custom Bicycle Calendar yet?