Using our extensive experience and knowledge from building Swallow bespoke frames we have incorporated many high quality techniques and features into the Ironbridge frames.
Unlike a lot of steel production frames, we do not weld our joints. Although more time consuming, we use traditional fillet brazing for our 1779 and 1851 Ironbridge frames for the more aesthetic smooth flowing curved finish that you would usually only find on a bespoke frame. This also enables us to have complete control over the frame geometry and design to bring you a contemporary bicycle that suits your fit and riding style. Lugs are still alive in the 1952 model for those looking for a traditional style, with or without disc brakes. We use British made Reynolds tubing in all of our frames and steel forks with selected Columbus tubing for some rear triangles.
We understand size and fit and how this is especially important for both men and woman. As all our frames are made to order, our aim is to build the correct size bicycle for each client, regardless of gender. Frames can also be ordered made-to-measure if required.
All Ironbridge frames are hand-made in Great Britain. Brazed in our workshop in Coalport (which is one of several villages that are part of the Ironbridge Gorge) or by carefully chosen frame builders who work in the same methods as we do. However, all final quality control plus the addition of the stainless steel bridge and head-badge are completed in our Coalport workshop. All bicycles are assembled in Coalport prior to personal collection or shipment to you, or one of our independent bicycle shop partners.