I want to like it, but something is stopping me. I know it should be nice but meh. I don't really like his faux-quill ahead stems much, and Paul (is that what they are) cranks always seem to ruin a build.
Shifter and rear hub also look clunky, I think chrome guards would break it up a little bit.
The yellow one is in a hard size (52?) to make look good. Gu walls end up looking like colour matched tyres. No saddle/bar drop and a rear brake just add to the misery. Add the Paul cranks and you've got yourself a doozie.
It baffles me that if they were custom builds for Brooks then why not make the yellow one in a sensible size? Having said that, I, pretty sure the Mixte was for a customer, so yellow one prob is as well.
Something confuses me about paying £1.5K (and waiting 12 months) for a single speed/hub gear/town bike, tbh.
I fucking love his HSS builds, but some of his customers have pooooor taste. Give me Talbot any day o't week.