Mike Terraferma is an experienced local builder not so well known outside of South Florida. While I was at his shop last week he showed me a frame just back from paint that was going to a client in Virginia and a frame and fork with Ephgrave carved lugs that was reviewed in Jan Heine’s Bicycle Quarterly. The client for the bike headed to Virginia chose a really stunning color scheme, a wet paint combo of charcoal grey and wine with chromed rear triangle:
Mike is offering the lugged steel frame and fork (shown below) reviewed in BQ for sale. If you are a fan of baroque English lugs this is your ride. It’s a one of a kind build for Terraferma as the lugs are 40 years old originals from the master of English carved lugwork: Les Ephgrave. The tubing is OX Platinum.
Here is what Jan Heine in Bicycle Quarterly (volume 5, number 4) had to say in it’s review of the bike:
“The Terraferma planes beautifully. It was easy to get in sync with the bike.”
“My split times along the course were the fastest I have ever posted, yet it was not difficult to keep the bike moving at this speed.”
from Mark Vande Kamp’s comments in the same review:
“A rare event happened when I rode the Terraferma – I dropped Jan on a climb.”
“The Terraferma ‘planes’ as well as any bike I’ve ridden. Hard efforts are always hard, but a bike that responds so well somehow makes it easier to go to your maximum.”
ST 72.5° 580, HT 73°, TT 0° 575, CS 425, drop 77, Fork rake 42, Trail 59
For info on this bike contact Mike at Terraferma Cycles or call him at 305-444-7062.