Portland’s Conor Buescher and Garrett Clark of Vendetta Cycles have mounted an incursion upon British cycling’s current state of world domination. The excellence of their craftsmanship snagged an English customer who will unwittingly let loose an American machine upon home soil.
The British Racer may have ‘old-world’ styling but it’s no slouch — more Rolls-Royce Ghost than a Phantom IV. It’s a blend of Columbus SFL and Reynolds tubes, ending with a lithe wishbone seat stay layout — affectionately referred to by Andy Newlands of Strawberry Cycles as ‘the Vendetta Flute’.
Conor counts Andy Newlands as a strong influence to his work, along with Richard Sachs who supplied his proprietary high-polished stainless lugs, and Darrell McCulloch from Llewellyn Cycles (the lugged stem is Darrell’s handiwork).
The final touch, blue metallic paint with garnet accents, was applied by Eric Dungey of Color Works in Eugene, Oregon. No British Racer would be complete without a saddle by Brooks, but the bar wrap is by America’s own Handlebra. It’s going to look a treat as it races around London’s Box Hill circuit.
Thanks to Conor Buescher for the photography — head to the Vendetta Cycles gallery for more.