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Huxley Road Adventurer


Taking the classic path racer style that 8Ball has championed to it's natural extension, Huxley is a lugged Columbus Zona road frameset with retro components.

Please see homepage for delivery waiting period. You can’t rush quality. Each bike is made to order. Full custom paint and options available

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Finishing kit

Brooks leather saddle and bar tape or vegan friendly Brooks Cambium saddle and cloth tape

Wheelset *

Comes with Shimano Tiagra 10spd silver wheelset as standard, or upgrade to a Halo Retro 6D wheelset


Add a set of handmade wooden mudguards

Rear rack

Add a Wald rear rack with wooden platform

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Product Description

“Never put off till tomorrow the fun you can have today.” – Aldous Huxley

Taking the classic path racer style that 8Ball has championed to it’s natural extension, Huxley is a lugged steel, hand brazed Columbus Zona road frameset kitted out with quality modern or retro components.

Our own preference is the classic styling featuring a groupset by Japanese component specialists Dia Compe, in the Gran Compe Zero offering, which marries old school looks with modern technology. To keep with the authentic styling however we have non aero brake cable routing and bar end friction shifters on the Velo Orange Randonneur handlebars, which keep the Halo Retro 6D wheelset spinning. Of course, you may prefer index shifting, a full Campagnolo, Shimano or Sram groupset and a different paint job. We can sort that too.

Compact geometry makes for a nimble and agile machine, excellent in traffic, while the short wheel base gives an unexpected bonus in terms of storage space.

The handlebars are finished with Brooks real leather bar tape, stylish, classy and hard wearing, colour matched to the Brooks saddle. The vegan alternative is a colour matched Brooks Cambium with cloth tape, just like they used to use back in the day.

Personalisation and customisation comes as standard. We’ll give you a shout after your order is placed to check what length and rise stem you would like to make sure the cockpit is comfortable. As well as discussing the gear configuration (front and rear cogs) to make sure your gearing is fit for purpose. You want more speed, or better climbing options? No problem.

For more information about options and for other sizing requirements email

Optional extras

Wooden mudguards front and rear 

Rear carrier with wooden platform

Puncture proof tyres. Solid tyres. Install, forget. Never get a puncture or lose air.


8Ball Bike sizing

Rider Height Rider Inside Leg Recommended Frame Size CM 8Ball Bike Size
5’5″ – 5’7″ 29″ – 31″ 52cm Small
5’7″ – 5’9″ 30″ – 32″ 52cm – 56cm Small – Medium
5’9″ – 5’11″ 31″ – 33″ 56cm Medium
5’11 – 6’2″ 32″ – 34″ 60cm – 56cm Large – Medium

For other sizes get in touch, we can accommodate everyone.

Please see homepage for delivery times. You can’t rush quality. Each bike is handmade to order. 

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