Hybrid Bicycles - Retro Leather X Porteur Bike (A Beauty To Drool Over)M
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08-22-09, 06:44 PM
A design project by French designer Nicolas Yvas using vintage parts. Its a work of timeless beauty to drool over! Enjoy! :)
08-22-09, 06:49 PM
Meh. I prefer the looks of real porteur bikes.
Chainstays are too short and that's hardly a porteur rack. Seems designed more for the hipster crowd than for any practicality.
08-22-09, 06:52 PM
The frame, handlebars and rack are leather-wrapped for that retro look. The tires are Schwalbe Delta Cruiser, probably 700X50 C as opposed to the more standard Col Del La Vie 650B X38 usually found on porteur bikes. The saddle even comes with a leather-wrapped flask underneath! Its cool and more of a design statement than practical transportation. But its still an eye-catching work of art that has to be appreciated!
08-22-09, 06:57 PM
Agreed, but I, personally, think that it should have been less fixie designed. There's enough of those around. Fenders would have made the whole thing 'pop', as well as 3-speed hub and dual Mafac centrepulls.
Just my opinion, of course.
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