Breadwinner Cycles Arbor Lodge

Breadwinner Cycles Arbor Lodge

Tony Pereira celebrated his birthday a few days ago, heralding another year of creating beautiful Breadwinner bicycles, alongside his good mate and business partner, Ira Ryan. Both NAHBS award winners, they share between them over nineteen years experience in the custom bike fabrication field, culminating in the multi-talented Breadwinner brand. The Arbor Lodge is the porteur-styled commuter of the range, and this one is Tony’s own.

There are eight models in the Breadwinner lineup, catering to both dirt and road riders. Tony and Ira’s experience in both terrains is plainly visible in the design, fabrication and specification of the frames. There are a few porteurs by Pereira Cycles in the archives of Cycle EXIF, so it’s easy to admire the lineage of the Arbor Lodge.

Tony built up his own Arbor Lodge with a mix of parts he had lying around, like the Cooks Bros Racing cranks and the Chris King headset, which he matched with the Deore thumb shifters and Pereira Cycles lock-on grips, new-school hydraulic disc brakes, Grand Bois tyres and Brooks Cambium saddle. The frame comes packaged with a large-platform front rack and custom stem.

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Breadwinner Cycles Arbor Lodge
Breadwinner Cycles Arbor Lodge
Breadwinner Cycles Arbor Lodge
Breadwinner Cycles Arbor Lodge
Breadwinner Cycles Arbor Lodge
Breadwinner Cycles Arbor Lodge
Breadwinner Cycles Arbor Lodge

  • Beautiful. Love the thumb shifters and Cook Bros cranks! Perfect mix.

  • mr. apodaca APODACA

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen black fenders like these who makes? Painted?

    • Tony Pereira

      Handsome “Mud Butler” fenders. Made for narrower 700c tires, but I got them working with a little manipulation. They are on the narrow side for these tires, but should work ok. We’ll see when the rain comes back.

  • grantxyz

    I think they’re Handsome fenders. Too skinny for those gorgeous tires, though.

  • adanpinto

    Nice

  • Tony Pereira

    Thanks Adam and everyone for the nice words. I’ve been loving this bike.

  • Abicyclist

    The Porteur rack top attachment is elegant. So is the front brake and fender/lower rack stay arrangement. I would like to see a top rail on the back of the
    Porteur instead of just the hoop, and some light system integration. Chain guard could be a nice addition also for commuting

  • mr. apodaca APODACA

    I disagree with grantxyz looks very slick with the smaller fenders, I can’t see why they wouldn’t work as intended I guess you’ll find out on your next wet ride!

  • noah

    Love the colors!

  • Love the Cook Bros E Crank/Race Face narrow wide combo