In today’s increasingly homogenized society, we are blessed that we are not restricted to the pigeon holes that corporate bicycle manufacturers wish to place us into. The beauty of a custom bike is that, after years of riding, you can develop your dream bike inside your mind and actually make it reality.
Matt Cardinal and Nate Meschke of Portland’s Signal Cycles are both artists of the canvas and the torch, so when Jeff Ball contracted them to build an orange frame with aqua, yellow and white highlights and matching racks and fenders, they weren’t fazed. A stainless steel head tube and fork crown spearhead the frame, and the cockpit consists of a custom stem. Don’t let the fenders and racks deceive you, this is a serious roadie with tight geometry. A bright and optimistic one at that.