Ahearne Contessina

Ahearne Contessina

The long awaited 2011 Tour de France has just embarked and if you’ve ever fantasized about a leisurely Grande Boucle of your own, you could do a lot worse than find yourself on one of Joseph Ahearne’s elaborate tourers.

Every artist develops an individual style with each work they create, and custom frame builders are no exception. An Ahearne is characterized by decorative seat and chain stays, and occasionally with a twin top tube such as this one. Equipped with an ultra-reliable SON hub, Edelux LED lamp, portage set in a contrasting blue with leather trim and a Gilles Berthoud saddle, the intricate frame is well matched to traveling through the Continental countryside. It’s been exceptionally captured by Tarantola, an Italian graphic designer, and there’s plenty more detail shots on his website, ORME.

Ahearne Contessina
Ahearne Contessina
Ahearne Contessina
Ahearne Contessina
Ahearne Contessina
Ahearne Contessina
Ahearne Contessina
Ahearne Contessina
Ahearne Contessina

  • Anonymous

    crap this bike us sexy! i’d love to know more about it’s component group, i see campy, not sure on the cranks, dura ace shifters? i see a jtek on there too…

    but wow, i’m in love with all the extra tubes 😉
    -peter

  • Just beautiful and ready to travel around Europe (or USA, South America…)

  • I love the shifter location. I always thought bike manufactures should bring the stem-mounted shifters back.

  • Beautiful bike … makes me want to go and sell my Surly LHT and “upgrade” 🙂