Allow me to present what could possibly be the ultimate in men’s urban bicycle transport: Pereira Cycle’s Gentlemen’s Bicycle. Constructed with the high level of detail that is now a trademark of Tony Pereira, it’s almost an insult to tag it with ‘Commuter’ and should be classified as exotic.
The Gentlemen’s Bicycle features an integrated U-Lock mechanism, and while New York natives may denounce this as insufficient security, a classically styled machine like this is more at home in a bike-friendly city like Portland, where Tony is based. The steering lock also doubles as a stabilizer while the bike is on the center stand — helpful while the luggage rack is being loaded and unloaded. Schmidt hubs power the front and rear lights, and the wiring has been nattily routed through the custom front rack.
As always, the spec sheet is top-notch: Shimano XTR brakes, Chris King headset, Brooks leather, and the lock unit is Kryptonite (the custom Pereira keyring is a nice touch). Tony has even had the pump painted to match the frame.