As electronic groupsets continue to gain dominance in the marketplace, until such time as they become completely wireless, frame designers continue to strive toward simpler and "cleaner" ways to hide wiring.
However, one independent frame builder in the UK has discovered the most innovative way to accomplish the task – by incorporating the wiring into the paint !
Talbot Frameworks has found a way to lay pure silver in the paint as a means of creating a form of wiring harness. From there, each wiring path terminates with it’s own circuit, which in turn connects with the corresponding component via minimal wiring.
Does it work ? I guess it must. But, don’t scratch the paint, and watch for possible corrosion regarding the copper circuits.
Talbot Frameworks share the site of the old dairy with Blue Door Bicycles in London’s Crystal Palace.
The Talbot family started making bikes on the site in the 1940s, they passed on the torch and name to framebuilder Matt McDonough in 2013.
Talbot is dedicated to using the best modern steels available to make cutting edge bicycles that help riders to get the most from every ride.
Modern, oversized, thin walled tubing is used from Reynolds and Columbus, combined with dropouts, head tubes and bottom brackets from Paragon Machine Works.
Some models make use of tubing drawn and formed exclusively for Talbot.
Talbot has a strong focus on the bicycle as a system – a great bike is more than the sum of its parts, if those parts are well chosen.
Integrating Di2, lighting and charging systems into the frame is one of Talbots hallmarks, using pure silver laid onto the paint to create circuits in some cases.
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