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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