(Price for customers outside the UK £582.50 excluding any local import taxes)
Mr Wooden is the all-purpose frameset from Brother Cycles – it’s a modern randonneur, a gravel bike, a tourer which isn’t afraid to venture off-road. Mr Wooden is however you decide to build it. The frameset is designed to run a 650b quick-release wheelset (tyre clearance up to 650b x 50) with rim brakes and features a low-mid trail fork up front. Why rim brakes you might ask? Well, some will argue they’re easier to maintain and more reliable than disc; however, what we know for certain is it allows us to create a lighter frame which is super comfortable, flexible and fast – designed for those long days in the saddle when you’re not sure where you’ll end up.
As well as the positive effect on ride quality, the decision to go rim brake as well as other design choices like a threaded bottom bracket, 1 1/8″ headset and quick release dropouts also allows for the recycling of classic components which still have plenty of miles in them. A middle finger to the throwaway culture we live in today. And, as you can see from the build featured above, a combination of old and new comes together beautifully – a classically styled bike mixed with some of the benefits of modern technology.
Why is it call Mr Wooden? When we were growing up in America one of our favourite teachers was called Mr Wooden. He was an old-school outdoorsman and took us on nature hikes whenever the opportunity arose. He wore socks and sandals, knew all the names of trees and always had a compass hanging around his neck. Our own love for the great outdoors is partly down to him and we think this frame would be right up his street.
The frame is constructed from double butted 4130 chromoly steel, a functional tubing which provides the perfect balance of performance and durability and we’ve applied an ED coating under the paint to protect against corrosion. It’s fully equipped to fit front and rear racks, mudguards and has three bottle mount positions on all sizes. Down tube bosses give you the option of fitting cable stops or going fully old school with some down tube shifters. The low-mid trail fork is designed to handle weight up front should you wish to run a randonneur style front bag setup, and can take a porteur style rack or low rider should you wish.
Frame tubing: 4130 chromoly double-butted main triangle, ED coated
Brake compatibility: cantilever or v-brake
Rear Dropouts: 132.5mm quick release (130mm or 135mm hub compatible)
Seat post diameter: 27.2mm
Headset: 1 1/8" threadless. EC34/28.6 upper, EC34/30 lower (not included)
Front derailleur clamp diameter: 28.6mm
Bottom bracket shell: 68mm bottom bracket, ISO threaded
Maximum tyre clearance: 650b x 50mm
Fork: Lugged flat crown, quick release with mudguard and rack mounts
3 sets bottle cage mounts on all sizes
Rear rack and mudguard mounts
Chainring clearance: up to 50-39-30t triple, 52-36t double, 48t single
Frame weight (medium): 2.0kg
Fork weight (uncut steerer): 1.1kg
|Seat Tube (C-T)
|Top Tube (C-C)
|Top Tube (Effective)
|Fork Length (A-C)
|Standover (47mm tyre)
Our frames are fully guaranteed against manufacturing and materials faults or defects for a period of three years from date of purchase. This guarantee does not cover items which are damaged through accident, misuse, wear and tear, neglect or those which have been repaired or altered by any other firm. Paintwork is not covered by this warranty, nor is any damage that happens to you or your other components as a result of any failure of one of our products.
This guarantee is only valid to the original customer and is non-transferable. We reserve the right to an independent opinion on whether the goods qualify for a refund. A dated proof of purchase must be provided before a warranty claim will be considered.
Our frames are made in Taiwan. They are handmade using traditional brazing and welding techniques with the highest quality materials by a team of frame builders who have over 2 decades of experience. Each frame undergoes extensive quality and safety checks before it is shipped to us in the UK. Although built overseas our frames were carefully designed by us in London and are exclusive to Brother Cycles.
Sorry we don’t do custom builds, but you can contact one of our many stockists for assistance in building up a bike.
You can see a list of shops where our frames are stocked here. If your LBS isn’t listed then ask them to get in touch with us about ordering a frame for you.