For those of us who anxiously reload the Vanilla Bicycles flickr page, hoping for an update on what’s new around the Portland workshop, this week has seen our cups runneth over. This single-speed cyclocross bike is the second cream machine to appear within a week, the first being a road bike with virtually the same livery. Both are perfect examples of why there’s a 4-5 year wait list for a Vanilla.
Portland photographer Bob Huff perfectly captured the details that make the work of Sacha White so desirable, like laser-cut rear dropouts with imperfect paint like lovers lips — and the discreet branding on the undercarriage and fork tips. The thick paint gives the frame the resemblance of ice-cream, with a custom stem and matching Chris King components making a perfect accompaniment.