New Albion Privateer Frameset in Colonial Blue

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New Albion are the sister company to Soma Bicycle Fabrications and have been quietly putting out a small range of exceptional frames for some years know. They're a little know brand in the UK, but we know a quality frame builder when we see one and their bicycles are displayed with great pride in our little shop. 

The Privateer is NA's 'all-rounder' road bike and is perfectly suited as a sports tourer or commuting bicycle. Its versatility makes it a firm favourite for us and we love its retro aesthetic.

Made from Japanese Tange 'Infinity' Chromoly double butted steel tubing for a buttery smooth ride and with braze-on mounts for every type of rack or mudguard, these frames can be built into any type of bicycle you can think of. 

And don't be put off by the rim brakes! A properly set up cantilever or v-brake is even more powerful than a disc brake system and with the proper choice of rims, will offer superb braking performance for years to come. And what's more, they're far easier to work on!

Specs

Sizes; 44, 48, 50cm - 650b wheels (47mm clearance) / Sizes; 52 to 64cm - 700c wheels (41mm Clearance)

68mm English threaded bottom bracket

28.6 front derailleur clamp

27.2 seatpost OD

1 1/8th (EC34) external cup headset

130mm or 135mm rear hub spacing

Semi-horizontal forward facing dropout (geared, hub gear, single speed compatible)

Colours; Matt Black, Colonial Blue (our favourite!)

These frames are typically assembled to order with parts chosen by the customer. We do however keep assembled demo bicycles built from a selection of components we think are affordable and offer the best range in the shop to show off their possibilities. Pop in for a test ride!

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