I know that I say every new bike I make is my favourite, but seriously, this bike makes me jealous!  Millar has been an integral part of the new Autumn brand and his work can bee seen through the logos, clothing and design on this very website.  When Millar and I sat down to discuss the design for his bike I got the feeling that he really wanted to crossover modern design with classic touches. This bike really blurs the lines between 21st century tech and 80s style.  On paper Bi-lam lugs and internal Di2 routing shouldn’t work but in the flesh, they make so much sense.  We used a mix of Columbus Life, Spirit and Zona tubing to keep the front end responsive while allowing other parts of the frame to be forgiving on longer rides. Bear Frame Supplies dropouts and Columbus Thru-Axle fork keep the wheels in place and Shimano’s Ultegra groupset takes care of driving Millar forward on the climbs.   Frame Spec:   Head Angle : 72.5  Seat Angle:  73.5  BB Drop:  68mm  Chainstay Length : 425mm  Seat Post : 30.9  Head Tube : 44mm x 130mm  Tubing : Columbus Spirit, Zona, Life   Build Spec:   Fork : Columbus  Finishing Kit : PRO  Groupset : Shimano Ultegra Hydraulic Di2 11 Speed  Wheels : Hope 20FIVE Pro4 Straight Pull  Tyres : Schwalbe Pro One Tubeless 28c
       
     
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 This is where my frame building obsession began.  I got to know Cliff whilst working at Pearson Cycles in Sutton. Cliff had worked at the Sutton shop for many years alongside frame building and was still a regular visitor for a cup of coffee even after he retired. In 2002 I asked Cliff to build me a frame, little did I know that I would end up learning to build myself. I asked Cliff if I could spend some time with him while he was making the frame to experience the craft he had learned over his many years in the trade.  Before I knew it I was cutting mitres and brazing tubes! 8 weeks and many hard worked hours later my first frame was complete and ready for paint. I feel extremely privileged to have spent time with Cliff and for him to show me the skill set he had learnt. For Cliff to give me even the smallest glimpse into the decades of knowledge, and ultimately, the passion that he turned into a job, was a real honour. The drive I have to build frames all stems from those weeks watching a true craftsman at work.