This is going to be my first project of 2014.
A few months back I had a crack in my Bob Jackson track frame and needed it fixing and repainting. After a lot of research I found that there was a highly respected frame builder, adjuster and painter here in Bury in the form of Atlantic Boulevard.
Neill has been in the frame building business for a very long time and has worked for a handful of builders in this country and in France, most notable would be Harry Halls in Manchester. He works for himself now in a small workshop down a back street in Bury.
I couldn’t afford to get the frame fixed but Neill was kind enough to let me come and take some photographs of the workshop. I took a handful of photographs and spent a couple of hours chatting about bike builders Manchester, France, Italy and the list goes on.
During the conversation I told him of my story of how id like to take photographs for a living. This is how I ended up in Cheshire taking photographs of some of the most beautiful bikes I’d ever seen.
Names such as DeRosa, Cinelli, Colnago, Gios, Ciocc, Tomassini, Motta, Pegoretti and they were just the Italian ones. There were steel, titanium aluminium and carbon. There were parts everywhere all panto-graphed and painstakingly polished and frames finished to the highest standard, but equally all ride-able.
The project will start for me in the New Year so keep an eye out for some very beautiful and much loved, hand made Machinery.