Angus approached me looking for a classic looking fixie that he could commute on and which would withstand the harsh winters of Scotland with the guarantee of no rusting and as little risk as possible of any parts breaking. We ended up going down the Japanese-build kit-route using a mix of Shimano and Gran-Compe parts with a Phil Wood bottom bracket for the ultimate sealed bearings at the BB. The Euro-Asia Gold Medal Pro cog and Izumi Super-Toughness chain combined make the ultimate in hard wearing drive components.

The brushed finish on much of the stainless steel gives a raw classy look from the old days of polished chrome but with a modern twist, and the unique zig-zag paint design is super understated until it is brought to attention.