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.