Donhou Bicycles Luke’s Commuter

Donhou Bicycles Lukes Commuter

Lamborghini fans will recognize the dark metallic gray of this commuter Tom Donhou built for Luke, it’s called Grigio Telesto — a standard paint option and a refreshing change to the Gulf Oil scheme we see so much of. Around London’s streets, however, Luke’s Commuter is a much more effective mode of transport than any four-wheeled throaty gargler from the Italian marque.

Luke was inspired by Tom’s two-speed belt-drive commuter that won the the Reynolds ‘Best of Show’ award at Bespoked Bristol 2011, and Tom obliged, albeit with a few variations. This version is a single speed, tensioned by an eccentric bottom bracket. The Bespoked Bristol show winner ran a Gates Carbon Drive Sytem, which was also brought into service for Luke’s Commuter.

The spec list is solid and reliable: Tom engineered post mounts to carry the SRAM Elixir hydro discs with internally routed hoses, there’s a splash of Thomson, H Plus Son rims and a Hope headset. The pierced-style fillet brazed bar/stem combo appears on every townie Tom has built — an embellishment that ensures every ride is a stylish one.

Special thanks to Tristan Conor Holden for the photography.

Donhou Bicycles Lukes Commuter
Donhou Bicycles Lukes Commuter
Donhou Bicycles Lukes Commuter
Donhou Bicycles Lukes Commuter
Donhou Bicycles Lukes Commuter
Donhou Bicycles Lukes Commuter
Donhou Bicycles Lukes Commuter