Urban Cycles Black Porteur

Urban Cycles Black Porteur

Sweden’s Urban Cycles specialize in reconditioning forgotten frames into single speed and fixed gear bicycles, but I was particularly taken by their Black Porteur. It started life as a Tange-tubed frame which was stripped, painted and dressed up with a selection of Campagnolo Nuovo Record, Miche and Mavic components. A Gamoh King Carrier was added to the front, and upholstered with a Brooks saddle and bar tape, the generic frame has been transformed into the bespoke black suit of bicycles.

Urban Cycles Black Porteur
Urban Cycles Black Porteur
Urban Cycles Black Porteur
Urban Cycles Black Porteur
Urban Cycles Black Porteur
Urban Cycles Black Porteur

  • mori

    what kind of brake-levers are those???

    • Their website says they’re modified Tektro TL720’s.  Looks to me like the mod was to take them apart, strip the black paint and give a light polish to what was underneath… Sweet looking levers on a very nicely tailored bike.

  • Nilges

    That carrier is in no way secure. In the fore-and-aft I mean.

    • I guess that piece of aluminum that runs from the rack to the front brake pivot bolt serves absolutely no purpose… 

  • Nico

    Beautiful , elegant bike!
    What kind of handlebars are those?

    • Internet

      nos porteur