iNBiCLA Crusted

iNBiCLA Crusted

Portugal has a small cycling culture in comparison to its Spanish and French neighbors: the bicycle population consists mainly of ‘full dressers’ whose design and components haven’t changed since the 50s. But when it comes to viniculture, it’s a long tradition that can be traced back to the height of the Roman empire. Vitor Machado combined both to create the ultimate Portugese porteur.

Vitor Machado studied Product Design before deciding to combine his passion for design with his love for bikes. He created iNBiCLA, an arena for him to assemble bikes according to his own aesthetic. This is his latest, captured at the end of a languid afternoon by photographer Daniel Vidinha. It’s called ‘Crusted’ and is as Portugese as the ruas over which it rolls.

Care was taken to use Portugese components where possible. The frame is a type which has been made in Portugal since the 50s and sports a Tabor saddle and an MIL dynamo light. Vitor made the wooden crate, sisal hand grips and wooden decals himself, to portray his beloved city of Porto as a bicycle. Vitor can customize a similar machine to your own desire, contact him through his website.

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  • tbrenneman

    Beautiful bike. Does anyone know if the taillight is custom or who makes it?

    • iNBiCLA

      hi there, isnt costume, only changed the location where fix it. 😉

  • belligero

    Wow, that’s like Brigitte-Bardot-in-her-20s on wheels. Sexy, sexy bike.

  • itsmefool

    Well done; Cycleexif finally features a bike with a comfortable, real-world riding position! Good work, Vitor, one question: is that little rear fender actually useful? It just seems too short to me, but these things are hard to judge digitally! Again, nice job!

    • iNBiCLA

      Hi, thks for follow us and enjoy our work. I realize that the rear fender is a little short, but it has a logical justification for the backlight to be visible in that position the fender would have to be cut, and in my opinion is much more aesthetically pleasing. Just this one, cause, i can make a normal size fender, if you want one. 😉

      • itsmefool

        Brother, if this showed up on my doorstep, a longer fender would be the last thing I’d be thinking about! I totally see your point about the rear light; makes sense to me. Keep up the good work!

  • If you’ve ever travelled around Portugal you’ll soon realise why there isn’t much of a cycling culture. The country is dotted with steep hills. It also has the highest road toll per capita in Europe. Overall not a very bike friendly place …. but oh what a country. I lived there for a couple of months and I miss almost everything about it now