We pride ourselves on building serious road machines designed to go the distance, so every time we're asked to build a bike for someone's latest adventure we proud to be able to be the ones helping that adventure come to life. For Camilla that adventure will be a road trip across Scandinavia as she cycles to her native Finland.
Camilla decided to go custom for the same reason many woman come to us, off-the-shelf bikes often struggle to accommodate smaller riders, especially when we want clearances for larger tyres. Camilla was keen though not to go down the smaller wheel route as with any long trip, availability of parts on the road is an important choice.
We built the frame around Columbus' Futura Gravel fork, a perfect design to accommodate larger tyres and mudguards. The rest of the frame is a mix of Columbus steel and Dedacciai stays. We were enamoured by the gentle curves of the Adamantis seat-stays and saw their potential to keep road buzz from reaching the rider, making long days in the saddle that little bit more comfortable.
Custom Quirk Cycles frame painted by Cole Coatings
Columbus Futura Gravel Fork
Ultegra R8020 groupset
Hunt Aero Light Disc Wheels
Zipp SL Service Course Finishing kit
Photos by Nikoo Hamzavi.