Steel bikes from £2349-£3655
This is the award-winning Reynolds 953 gravel bike from Gloucestershire-based Ted James, who has won numerous accolades at Bespoked handmade bicycle shows. Ted not only ovalised the originally round tubes but the chainstays started out as a prototype mountain bike handlebar. The T47 bottom bracket creates a large welding area and the shell is roomy enough to cope with the rear cables too. The custom-machined head-tube is topped by a Chris King headset, while ENVE provides the wheels. Framesets start at £2800, with this build coming in around £7500.
The stem nicely complements the frame on TJD’s gonggarnering gravel bike
We reckon the Crank Brothers pedals were chosen for their green springs
Neat. The rear cables go through the down-tube and bottom bracket shell