The Norwich Pedersen is a modern re-creation of an Edwardian dream.
The frame, the design of which dates from the 1890's, is built in aircraft quality Chro-Moly 4130 steel, mitred and brazed into specially machined steel lugs and fittings. Few off-the-shelf parts are used, the only conventional parts are the cable-guides and pump pegs.
Because each frame is individually built to order, changes and modifications can be incorporated as required. Due to the design of the frame a rear carrier is inadvisable - if it is necessary to carry large amounts of luggage this is best achieved with a trailer hitched to the rear axle.
A front carrier, or pannier racks, can easily be incorporated by brazing bosses to the front forks and machining new front drop-outs. Depending on the gearing and braking system chosen the frame can be modified accordingly.
The use of a front changer is difficult because of the angle of the down tube and also because of the clearance needed from the chainstay to accommodate a double ring. Our recommendation is for a hub gear, either a Sturmey-Archer or Shimano 5-Speed or 8-Speed. A derailleur can be fitted, but this involves brazing a mounting onto the rear-facing dropouts.
Brakes are cantilever and the model shown incorporates cyclo-cross style front brakes and 'Pedersen' self-energising brakes at the rear. Cantilever mountings can be positioned to accommodate almost any cantilever style brakes. Caliper brakes could be fitted, but this would involve modifications to the fork-yoke and the bridge on the down tube. Disc brakes are not recommended.
The price quoted for frames is 'in the metal' although we can arrange finishing, powder coating or enamelling, in a range of colours. The seat pin cluster is provided nickel plated, and the front and rear dropouts can be plated for an additional charge.
Manufacture of a Pedersen Frame