Vendetta Cycles British Racer

Vendetta Cycles British Racer

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.

Vendetta Cycles British Racer
Vendetta Cycles British Racer
Vendetta Cycles British Racer
Vendetta Cycles British Racer
Vendetta Cycles British Racer
Vendetta Cycles British Racer

  • Peter W

    This thing is beautiful, the Vendetta flute is a work of art!

  • GuitarSlinger

    British Cycling …. World domination ? Excuse me ? One TDF and a couple of medals at your home Olympics does not constitute World Domination . Maybe after a couple or three of TDF wins … a few Classics … as well as a World Championship or two ( reminding you that Cavendish is a Manxman … and they don’t consider themselves British in the least ) well then we can begin to talk about World Domination . Till then …… its just been a lucky year !

    As to the bike ? Errrrr. Its OK . I guess .

  • Skinbo

    Dave Brailsford’s strategy was to win the TDF in 2015; the man is a genius and luck and chance do not figure. The Brits have an unprecedented record on Track and Road during recent years completely dope free. May be that there are fewer dopers around the playing field finally got levelled and real talent is coming to the fore. Watch Froome in the Vuelta versus Contador whose rep will never be the same no matter what he does and you have overlooked Wiggos three Classic wins this year. Just saying ……

  • Crazypandakills

    Nice