Rourke do that as an option I believe, TIG and then fillet over. I'm sure they're not the only one.
Skilled builders can do either (and lugged). Ricky Feather can most certainly be counted amongst the most skilled. To suggest he can’t TIG because a customer specified fillet is wide of the mark.
My other favorite builders for now that don't rip you off like speedvagen, are Saffron frameworks and English cycleworks (rob english).
The only problem with English cycles, is that the waiting list goes up to July 2019..
I think you can also contact Firefly bikes, normaly they only make titanium bikes, but I've seen a few steel bikes ont their instagram, so maybe it's something you can do.
Rude at Casati is an ex pro and was able to help sort out the geometry to ensure it had the handling characteristics and aesthetics I was looking for, and the turnaround time was less than three months.
Thoroughly recommend having a look at their work, and also contacting RaceScene if you’re UK based.
One option is buy a Ritchey whilst you're on Rob's wait-list.
Hmmm, Pegoretti doesn't get much mention nowadays.
There's some beautiful bikes listed here, and that so many feel confident in their recommendation of various builders is a good thing.
At the end of the day, my shortlist is dictated by a number of variables (build quality, ride quality and fit obviously being highest in priority), but dictated partly by secondary things like time to completion and lesser things like tube proportion and logo fonts. Is that silly? I don't think so. Which is why it's so great we have such a variety of choices.
Anyone else care to share their preferences?
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