words by DOM THOMAS
Both the Strael and Faran are handmade in Europe in small batches. The tubing is butted and formed at Reynolds in Birmingham (read more about Reynolds here) and then 48 hours later arrives at the factory to be turned into frames. The methods and processes employed are no different to those i have used myself when building custom frames, albeit on a much larger scale. The factory is hugely dependent on the skill and craft of it workers and each employee tends to have a specific job e.g. mitering, welding, alignment etc. Building frames close to home allows us to be flexible, to prototype faster and try out new ideas with tubing. On one of my recent visits i took my camera along and I’ve put this gallery together to give you a glimpse inside.