Vanilla Jered’s Commuter

Vanilla Bicycles Jered's Commuter

There’s currently a four year waiting list for a Vanilla Bicycle, and it doesn’t seem to be getting any shorter. Not surprisingly, with efforts like this by the Portland-based shop. This 650b, single speed commuter was created for a graphic designer mate of Sacha White, and, accordingly, features a daring departure from their de rigueur paint scheme.

Capitalizing on the unique 650b wheel diameter, Sacha has created an instant ‘modern classic’; a culmination of American ‘Trad’ style with updated (albeit international) components—Nitto bars and a Campagnolo crank set provide a contrast to the home grown Paul calipers and Phil Wood hubs. The graffiti-inspired logo on the head tube and forks is an interesting touch, complemented by stripes and details in similar hues. A filed, sanded and brushed finish highlights the Columbus Life tubes. Alpha Q forks have been customized to accommodate the 650b Grand Bois tires, and the stem features the now proprietary Vanilla Bicycle cable-routing layout. The stainless steel chain guard is a nice detail, and perhaps their leather chain stay protector would have been overkill.

Place yourself on the waiting list by contacting Vanilla through their website, and, in the meantime, drool over their flickr.

Vanilla Bicycles Jered's Commuter
Vanilla Bicycles Jered's Commuter
Vanilla Bicycles Jered's Commuter
Vanilla Bicycles Jered's Commuter
Vanilla Bicycles Jered's Commuter
Vanilla Bicycles Jered's Commuter
Vanilla Bicycles Jered's Commuter
Vanilla Bicycles Jered's Commuter
Vanilla Bicycles Jered's Commuter
Vanilla Bicycles Jered's Commuter
Vanilla Bicycles Jered's Commuter