The collaboration with ‘We Can Be’ cycling clothing came off the back of a enquiry I made to them about producing a one off kit for myself, after numerous messages through Instagram it was obvious that Adam (the ‘We Can Be’ mastermind) and myself were on a similar wavelength in terms of design and ethos.
A big fan of retro designs and non-black kit I was drawn to WCB from the start, they had something different about them compared to all the other small kit manufacturers and they also did custom kit which after seeing their products in the flesh I knew was top quality.
I got chatting to Adam and the next thing I knew we had agreed to to a paint job on his old Bianchi in WCB colours and a collaboration jersey which I designed.
Ive since designed a kit for Orien.CC which WCB are manufacturing – so keep an eye out for it.
I was absolutely stoked to find Cycling Tips had run an article on Adams Bianchi – you can read more on his custom painted Bianchi here.
Frameset: Bianchi Oltre XR2 (57cm), painted by Kustomflow
Headset: FSA Orbit
Wheelset: Campagnolo Bora One 50 wheelset.
Crankset: Rotor 3D+, Extralite Octaramp 50/34T chainrings
Bottom Bracket: Rotor PF30
Shifters: Campagnolo Super Record
Brake calipers: Campagnolo Super Record 11
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Chorus, modified
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record 11
Cassette: Edco monoblock, 11-28T
Chain: KMC X11 SL
Tyres: Schwalbe One tyres.
Handlebar: Deda Superleggera, 40cm
Stem: Deda Superleggero, 110mm
Saddle: Berk Lupina
Seatpost: Bianchi Oltre
Cages: Tune Wassertager 2.0
Skewers: Tune DC100/130
Bar tape: Lizard Skins DSP 1.8mm
Build by Brassworks Bikes
Photography by Eric Murphy at Pedalling Squares Cafe