Singapore-based bicycle boutique, Vanguard, have produced some eclectic combinations of vintage frames and components, but their latest creation, Biscotti, is a complete summation of their mission statement and design ethos.
Vanguard is a subsidiary of Angelus Novus Studio, a multidisciplinary agency that is now kept as busy with their bicycles as their regular contracts. Shaun and Jacinta Sonja are the creatives behind the operation, citing art, architecture, music, and the proportions of classic bicycles and motorcycles as their inspiration. Biscotti is compiled from a NOS, twin top-tubed Bridgestone frame, supplemented with a girder fork. It’s hauled up by a coaster brake, eliminating the need for levers and cables, while maintaining the Bridgestone’s individual silhouette.
All of Vanguard’s bikes are for sale, including Biscotti, the price available on request via their website. Special thanks to Shaun and Jacinta for the photography.
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