Earlier this summer, I spent a week in rural Lincolnshire building a bicycle frame, from scratch, starting with a box of steel tubes. The resulting frame was painted, and then I carefully assembled the bike from parts.
The bike you see above is the fruit of those labours, and I’ve written a much longer than usual piece, which is copiously illustrated.
Read lots more about this endeavour on this page, which will look much better on a large, high-resolution monitor.
There’s a full photoset on Flickr too, documenting the build.