Sizemore Todd’s Townie

Sizemore Bicycle Todd's Townie

Taylor Sizemore obviously takes as much pride in his photography as he does in his frame building—the images of his last build, the NY Commuter, created a small hurricane on the web with an ethereal, intimidating atmosphere. Todd’s Townie has been portrayed equally emotively, describing a bike that’s simultaneously rugged, dignified and enigmatic.

Ultra-comfortable Nitto mustache bars provide a perfect match with the Victorian elegance, while NOS CLB levers, Newbaum’s tape and a vintage Ideale saddle add a textural variation to the matte black paint. A dynamo hub-driven Busch & Müller LUMOTEC Lyt N Plus will illuminate the ride home during the dark winter evenings. The brass Zach Hoffner-designed Sizemore logo on the head tube is, like the gleaming eye of a raven, a stark contrast against the dark finish.

Taylor is rapidly developing a singular portfolio and subtle style, keep an eye on his website, journal and Facebook page for updates.

Sizemore Bicycle Todd's Townie
Sizemore Bicycle Todd's Townie
Sizemore Bicycle Todd's Townie
Sizemore Bicycle Todd's Townie
Sizemore Bicycle Todd's Townie
Sizemore Bicycle Todd's Townie
Sizemore Bicycle Todd's Townie
Sizemore Bicycle Todd's Townie

  • mudplug

    So much class.
    What a dignified stature!
    I like the way it’s got enough cohesive details to give it character, yet it’s still simple enough to avoid a cluttered look. That’s quite an achievement on such a practical bike.

  • Very elegant.

    Wonder how those drum breaks work? Can’t be too bad.

  • jimmylivengood

    Fantastic. I particularly like the front fender strut/light mount. I’m not sure about NYC, but many bus racks around here use an arm that hooks over the front wheel and wedges against the head tube. I’ve often wondered about such a bracket as shown here, that would give the hook something to push on other than the fender.

    The 3-pin cranks and drum brakes are well chosen, the whole looks is very clean. Personally, I’d add a dyno rear light to go with the front, that’s about it. Nice.