My spouse has been working with Carl just lately to get a brand new titanium street bike designed. It will be one of many final Ti bikes that Carl builds earlier than he shuts down the Robust Frames enterprise, retires from handbuilding metallic bikes, and focuses purely on designing for the Pursuit Cycles model.
Nevertheless it has been — as soon as once more* — an absolute pleasure working with him. Extremely affected person, educated, thorough…it would not shock me that he is been capable of construct a profitable enterprise through the years, as a result of his customer support abilities and “bedside method” are fairly probably much more spectacular than his body designing and constructing abilities.
Actually wanting ahead to seeing Ms. Factor’s new journey when it is lastly finished. Titanium body in Carl’s stage race geometry (barely modified, to accomodate the restricted movement that outcomes from my spouse’s fused cervical vertebrae), ENVE carbon disc street fork, Ultegra Di2 12-speed with hydraulic disc brakes, HED Belgium+ rims with Chris King C45 hubs, Zipp alloy cockpit. Not gonna lie, Imma be jealous when it arrives!
* this would be the
fourth bike in our home constructed by Carl. [edit: well, third, since we finally binned the Strong steel frame that got destroyed in a crash ~4 years ago]