Here’s a really rather splendid fast touring bike that we’ve just built up for a customer. We are, quite simply, passionate about assembling swift and stylish handbuilt bicycles such as this. The frame and forks, which are NOS (New Old Stock), were constructed in Italy using Reynolds 501 Competition tubing, featuring particularly nicely shaped chainstays, replete with with braze-on fittings for mudguards and/or carrying racks. We put this little beauty together with a nice selection of components from Campagnolo (but of course!), and a “previously-used-but-still-really-good” pair of wheels with Mavic rims shod with Continental Ultra Sport tyres.

Needless to say we would be absolutely delighted to put together a similarly speedy and svelte touring bicycle such as this delightful example, tailored to suit your needs. A machine of this kind of calibre starts from about €1400,-. A more budget-oriented build would commence from circa €1000,- and of course a higher specification would also be possible.