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

  • Another Beautiful Vanilla creation… I do wonder about the chainguard though; doesn’t seem like it would be terribly effective at keeping lube off of one’s pants?

  • Keir

    What a great looking machine. Love those Grad Bois tyres, they really set the whole thing off as well as that shortened mudguard which I reckon gives the bike a real early 70s “Scrambler” look to it.

  • Pete Old

    Like it a lot.

    A dicta freewheel and $10 chain are stopping me from loving it – paintwork blow the budget?

  • Perfection.

  • Zombies ate the fatties first

    Very nice looking

  • moby doug

    Looks like a wonderfully cushy ride.  But:  I’d be devastated if a bike this special got robbed or even scratched.  I wonder how much it costs?