Festka is always pushing the envelope of frame design for their bikes and their latest build does just that.
The Spectre Porcelain was created for a bike collector from Bangkok who is a lover of vintage porcelain. With the help of Czech artist Michal Bačák, Festka has created a finish, unlike anything they’ve made before.
Michal hand-painted this frame to emulate a vintage porcelain heirloom piece, yet unlike fragile porcelain, this bike can be used quite rigorously.
Most of the fine brush strokes are in a light blue paint, but there are also 24 carat gold details throughout the frameset. It took a whole 134 months to complete, with “every single detail carefully thought out and consulted with the client” according to Festka.
A new SRAM Red AXS eTap wireless 2×12 groupset with integrate Quarq power meter provides the drivetrain. But no red logos allowed, so Festka stripped those off to hand-paint them to match too.
Custom painted carbon stem and saddle round out the most custom bits, plus ceramic bearings dropped into the Lightweight Fernweg wheels, some light eebrakes and a Chris King headset.
“I have many custom bikes, but only now I see what custom really means. Festka has surpassed all my expectations,” says Suratchaj Chenyavanij, the bike’s owner.