GUILLAUME'S DAZZLE FORKED ROAD
April 30th 2015
This frameset was built to test the first incarnation of our new
road dropouts, we produce a handful of prototypes every year to help us
develop and design the various parts that go into a Field frameset so we
can build truly bespoke bicycles unique to the Field brand. It’s little
details like this that we love.
is built from a mix of Reynolds and Columbus tubes - the fantastic
Columbus HSS Spirit down tube and Life short taper chainstays give this
bike an unmistakable zing, whilst the seat and top tubes are super
robust Reynolds 853. Custom made subtly shaped s bend seatstays tie in
the rear triangle, ending at our brand custom new road drop outs. We use
pencil, paper, CAD design and 3D printing to prototype our parts, but
you can never really assess something until it’s properly made out of
the correct material and built in to a frameset.
dropouts do the talking on this frame, but we have really indulged
ourselves on the fork with a dazzle camouflage inspired motif and
pallet. Dazzle camouflage was not simply black and white - the vast
majority of photographs are in black and white hence the
misinterpretation, but dazzle motif was an extremely vibrant collection
of colours which inspired this fork.
Field found its way to the US and can be spotted on the fantastic roads
around the San Fransisco area by Guillaume who kindly sent over this
first ride report…
‘It feels incredibly light
and lively. It’s got such great response to putting the power down, and
the road feel is pure butter.
The chap at my
local bike shop who cut my steerer tube for me was blown away by the
detailing on the frame, I told him a bit more about you and the work
you’ve been doing. Needless to say, I think he was impressed. The bronze
head tube badge, by the way, is a stunning finishing touch.
you for building such a wonderful machine, you’ve certainly made me
very proud to own this rare and distinguished piece of art.’ GG
More photos in the gallery