It was only when I saw the Dalsnibba Electronic Di2 bike at the Handmade Bicycle Show in London that I realised how impressive these bicycle were! With conductive paint (powdered silver in ethyl acetate) to carry the signalling for the Dura Ace 7970 Di2 electronic groupset it’s no surprise it won – not only innovative but also exceptionally beautiful!
“The Talbot family started making bikes on the site in the 1940s, they passed on the torch and name to framebuilder Matt McDonough in 2013. Talbot is dedicated to using the best modern steels available to make cutting edge bicycles that help riders to get the most from every ride.” (taken from the website)
“Talbot has a strong focus on the bicycle as a system – a great bike is more than the sum of its parts, if those parts are well chosen.
Integrating Di2, lighting and charging systems into the frame is one of Talbots hallmarks, using pure silver laid onto the paint to create circuits in some cases.”
If you saw the Shed6 post a few weeks back you’ll know I have a soft spot for rear wishbone chain stays so Talbot Frameworks are definitely on my N+1 list!
Keep an eye on Talbot Frameworks – I’m almost certain they’ll have a lot to offer for the end of this year and 2015!