Goldstein Cycles are excited to announce that they are the Australian dealer for Craddock Cycles from Worcestershire, UK. Here is a Bio from the man himself, Richard Craddock.
Making the first and only commercial custom carbon fibre frames in the UK, Craddock operates from his own composites production facility in Worcestershire, which is fully equipped with precision tools and machinery.
Each Craddock frame is made to measure so that it fits the rider perfectly. The construction process allows full customisation of the frame’s geometry, so all tube lengths and angles can be optimised. The customer is guided through the options on fit and geometry then receives their own unique CAD frame drawing.
The laminate specifications for the tubes and joints have been developed though an extensive R&D process to produce a frame that is honed for an excellent ride.
During fabrication the carbon tubes are mitred and placed in a precision fixture, then the joints are wrapped using prepreg carbon fibre. The frame is finally cured under pressure in a precisely controlled oven. Even the small details of the frame have been meticulously engineered such as the moulded carbon fibre cable stops. These are bonded to the tube to avoid the use of drilled holes and rivets commonly found on mass produced frames.
Paint colours and finishes are chosen by the customer to add a further level of customisation. A Hope headset, also made in the UK, is fitted as standard. Frames can be built into full bikes, with each detail specified by the customer, using groupsets from SRAM, Shimano or Campagnolo.
The frames are designed, engineered and fabricated by Richard Craddock. A former international road racer with a depth of experience in design and manufacturing in the bike industry.
Owners of Craddock frames will find themselves in an exclusive club as the maximum production capacity is just 25 bikes per year.