Shamrock Cycles Urban Bike

Shamrock Cycles Urban Bike

With less than two weeks until the 2012 NAHBS, most exhibitors will be exhibiting signs of extreme mental pressure in a rush to ensure the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of March presents their work and skills in the best possible light. Tim O’Donnell of Indiana’s Shamrock Cycles must have exhaled a long sigh of relief as he gazed upon his elegant and elaborate urban bike.

Tim has not only demonstrated his fabrication ability here, but also his imagination. The fine curves of the easily detachable rack and fender struts combine elements of the Art Nouveau movement with Celtic knot work motifs, a final swoosh provided by the ‘chain’ guard, which will actually protect ones trouser leg from the grease-less carbon belt drive. The signature shamrock has been cleverly incorporated into the bidon bosses, while the initials ‘S.C.’ form decorative braces on the custom, wood-paneled front rack — 10 points for subtle (yet deservedly proud) branding. Not only is this Shamrock Cycle a very traditional design, it’s also been married with modern conveniences such as internal cable routing, an in-built D-lock holster, SONdelux front dynamo hub lighting and an internally-geared rear hub. The icing on the cake is, literally, the minty green and chevron’d paint by Michael at Indiana’s Corby Concepts.

Keep an eye out for Tim at the Shamrock Cycles booth at the 2012 North American Handmade Bicycle Show, 3rd and 4th of March in Sacramento, CA.

Shamrock Cycles Urban Bike
Shamrock Cycles Urban Bike
Shamrock Cycles Urban Bike
Shamrock Cycles Urban Bike
Shamrock Cycles Urban Bike
Shamrock Cycles Urban Bike
Shamrock Cycles Urban Bike
Shamrock Cycles Urban Bike

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  • Huntbarrows

    gorgeous!

  • ininbita

    BRRRrrrrrrB.B.Bip.Bip.(the silence)The precise place where vintage and present converge. Delicatesse’new’order.Butonly the precise spot occupied by mister front skewer;-)reminds me that we are not in the past.Is an new style “LikeLook”?Butcongratulations to beauty.(the silence)

  • Isaac

    Indiana!!!!

    • Joelbot

      His website says “Built in the mountains of Indiana.” haha, I’m not quite sure where that is but I like it! Beautiful bike! I love the all the cable routing in the fork, and the rack platform is really awesome – hate to have it out in the rain.

  • A Therapy For Pain

    Not sure a rim with  braking surface is a great choice on a boutique disc only bike, but other than that I am blown away… Adz

  • Airless Wing

    This has become the picture of my ideal commuter.  The aesthetics and functionality are individually both fantastic, without any compromise to either; a trade-off often made in such bicycles.  I’ll keep telling myself “One day…” until I can finally attain a bike of this class.

  • Yohann Paris

    Perfect! This is my dream bike. Just missing a kick stand and will be even better.