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Riders’ Bikes: WyndyMilla Saw Doctor

15 September 2014

We like to feature a wide range of bikes in YCS. We haven’t featured anything like this before though – it’s an exotic WyndyMilla time trial bike ridden by talented 16-year-old all-rounder Harry Paine. It’s a pretty special bike, with a made-to-measure carbon frame, Shimano Di2 electric gears, Reynolds wheels, Rotor Q-Ring chainrings, and many other top components. WyndyMilla co-founder & designer Henry Furniss told us the story of the bike.

Harry’s Saw Doctor is our fifth-generation composite time trial bike – made to measure. Our mission on the TT bike side of things on the face of it has been simple: develop a TT bike with all the latest wind-cheating innovations that is 100% custom – rare!

The main challenge is building a handmade TT frame without it being too heavy. We started with a 2kg prototype and have been working to reduce the weight from there. Since we built Harry’s frame we’ve improved the design even further. We’ve integrated the down-tube & head-tube into a single mould which is lighter. We changed the chainstays to be lighter & stiffer too. The rear dropouts have been machined in order, once again, to reduce the weight. We’ve also removed the third wrap of carbon that creates a uniform aesthetic in the carbon wave. This is a new option which saves 70 to 100g too.

The result is a marginally stiffer frame but a whopping 400g weight loss from the frame & fork. Our custom composite Saw Doctor frame & fork costs £3550, while the custom aluminium version costs £1550.

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The WyndyMilla team kit is very bright and visible, but the Saw Doctor is stealthy.

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Harry has worked hard to find his optimum riding position.

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Rotor’s Q-Rings are intended to minimize dead spots and give more time during the down stroke.

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Botttle cage fitted for longer training sessions or events.

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3T aero bars. Neat cable adjuster fitted.

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Elbow pads positioned close together for a narrow position.

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Fizik saddle and a very neat, bright Exposure rear light for safety.

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What or who is a Saw Doctor..? It’s a music reference, like most WyndyMilla frames.

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Harry prefers Speedplay pedals.

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Ultegra Di2 electric front derailleur.

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Front brake hidden behind the fork to keep it out of the airstream.

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Handlebar stem by Pro

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The bike with its rear disc wheel.

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Harry chooses a spoked Reynolds wheel for certain events.

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Check out the Di2 gear shift buttons on the aero extensions and on the base-bar.

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