Not sure whether it’s Hallowe’en looming but when I saw these photos of Sizemore’s latest project, a shiver ran up and down my spine. It would definitely be more approachable during the daylight hours but on a lonely street at night, that raw steel and those H Plus Son rims hold an intimidating pose.
Sizemore is based in Seattle, and they constructed this frame for Adam, the editor of a fashion blog called Le 21ème Arrondissement. Adam is about to move to New York and wanted a commuter with similar geometry to a Samson he used to own. Sizemore seem to specialize in mutli-talented commuter frames; a look through their gallery reveals copper finished randonneurs and slender, refined-yet-functional entries for the Oregon Manifest.
Taylor and his wife are the force behind Sizemore, and their appreciation for architecture, design and craftsmanship are evident. With a seat mast, combination bar and stem, internal cable routing, Paragon slider dropouts, Alfine transmission and a Gates belt drive, Adam’s commuter will hold its head high amongst NY bike snobiety, and provide years of reliable service.
If you’re after a singular, hand crafted frame that reflects your individual taste, browse through Sizemore’s portfolio and keep an eye on their blog; each bike is a perfect combination of function and form. Special thanks to A Time To Get for the heads up.