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BRITISH CLASS

BRITISH CLASS
MONTGOMERY-ANZANI

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

It used to be so easy




THE CHICARA No. 3 BIKE



There was no contest, it's on my screensaver, look at it every day, without doubt the nicest bike I'd ever seen. The stance, the craftsmanship, the stunning attention to detail, all in all an amazing piece of work. Didn't really expect to have to change that point of view for quite a while, the chances of anything coming close seemed very remote indeed.





MARK DREW'S '57 TRIUMPH "SOLITARY CONFINEMENT"



Then all of a sudden along comes Solitary Confinement, I know this bike has been plastered all over the blogscape for the last couple of months. There's a reason for this, and the reason is, to my eye, it is close to perfection. Again, the proportions, the detail, the finish are all just soooo right. Building something of this quality can be a double edged sword I guess, as the next one should be an improvement, difficult to see how though.
I don't wear a hat, but if I did I would be obliged to take it off and salute these two masters of their craft.

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