I love making bikes with mega utility. If you live in a big city, there is no better form of transportation. A bike that has a few gears, but is simple, racks to haul anything from panniers to growlers, and is just comfortable the moment you hop on it. You will be smiling the whole way to wherever you're headed (which probably doesn't even matter). These bikes are a dream for a custom builder. I can get creative with racks, integrate features like lights and generators, and make them as funky as you want.
This bike was built to cruise town. Grab groceries, dinner, or hit the coffee shop first thing in the morning.
A red oak base on the Porteur Rack provides a nice accent to the powdercoat finish.
High rise fillet stem.
The porteur rack provides a large platform for heavier loads. Carrying weight on the front wheel doesn't detract from the ride very much, and you can keep an eye on it.
Impressive stopping power is provided by integrated cable stops.
Accents like wrapped leather grips with wine cork plugs just seemed appropriate for this one!
An internal 8 Sturmey-Archer hub provides a clean look while supplying an impressive range of gears.
I had to go with the deck of cards embellishments on this build.
I love working with wood. The rear rack has a red oak plank, with a white oak stripe. And chainring bolts to secure it.
These babies are stainless steel. I bead-blasted this one to give it a matte finish.
I make everything...even the fixtures for the fenders. The fenders are red oak as well, one solid piece.