Beloved / Rapha Every Day

Beloved Rapha Every Day

I went out for a Swiss Army Bike and came home with a Beloved-built Rapha ‘Every Day’. A member of the four bike Bicycle Collection by Rapha, this is, as the name suggests, a model for the every day. Influenced by the French ‘constructeur’ style, it’s a picture of reliable, urban elegance.

The Bicycle Collection is a series of four bikes in different genres: a continental racer, a dedicated racer, a criterium machine and this Chris King-built porteur. It features a carry-hold, a lugged and fillet brazed Columbus SL / Spirit frame and True Temper fork blades. It’s been equipped with a 5-speed internal Sturmey Archer transmission, Paul brakes, cranks and chain ring, Nitto ‘Priest’ bars and a natty Limited Edition Rapha Speedster San Marco Regal saddle. Beloved Bicycles has added a luxurious touch by the application of hand sewn leather grips, carrying handle and toe-clip covers.

A complete Every Day will set you back US$5,195 (not including shipping) and you can order one through the Beloved Cycles website. You can view more detail photos on the Rapha flickr stream.

Beloved Rapha Every Day
Beloved Rapha Every Day
Beloved Rapha Every Day
Beloved Rapha Every Day
Beloved Rapha Every Day
Beloved Rapha Every Day
Beloved Rapha Every Day
Beloved Rapha Every Day

  • Anonymous

    Hmm. A thousand bucks for every gear on that boat anchor of a hub. Everything else on this bike is top shelf stuff, couldn’t they at least spring for Alfine 11?

  • Agreed about the Alfine 11. But that Sturmey 5 looks good. I may slap one on my cross check.

  • Oh, and the carry handle is a great addition. Now all it needs is folding handlebars for subway travel.

  • Skip the Alfine… At a cost of over 5K it had better be Rohloff equiped!

  • Jorge Peredo

    A truly beautiful, impeccably spec’d bike (except skimping on the internal hub). At this price, a Schmidt dynohub, and a pair of Gilles Berthoud handsewn bags could have been added as well.