Raptor Series Frames
This is a name I decided on a few years back for a “built to my standard” near custom or semi-custom frameset at an affordable price. These frames are lugged low temperature silver brazed with all the drop outs and braze-ons done in silver too. The frames are built in the same method I use for my signature custom frames, without the attention to detail and flawless cosmetic finished joints found on my signature custom frames. The idea is to keep the labor to a minimum. Which is why there is no logo or graphics on the frames. I am building them with straight fork blades and using plug and socket drop-outs. Those are labor saving ways to build a frame. The warranty is also just 1 year. This allows me to keep the price low and affordable. If you want to get the warranty I normally give on my custom builds that adds 650.00 to the price.
Raptors are not made by request and are only available based on what I have on hand. No deposits, no reservations strictly based on in stock availability.
The frames are built from Columbus Cyclex SP and special draw C and C tubing. These draws are perfect for the application of Gravel/commuter/touring applications. only.
Gravel/commuter frames is 1350.00. Custom colors cost more and is variable based on color selected. You can visit columbiacoatings.com to choose a color. Custom colors add 4 to 6 weeks to delivery and must be paid in full before color is ordered.
The Gravel geometry is 72 Head angle, 73 seat angle.
Fork rake 5.5
BB drop 5.5
Front spacing 100 mm
Rear spacing 135 mm
The following are my next run of frame sizes planned
Gravel/tour/commuter frame sizes 52, 54, 56, 58
Road series frames 50, 52, 54, 56, 58
Head angle 72
Rake/offset 5.5 cm
Seat angle 73
Chain stay 44 cm
BB drop w 35 cm radius tire 5.5