Unique builder Jerónimo Cycles that we have covered in the past has joined up with Portuguese custom bag maker Basho Cycling Club to create a pretty interesting take on the traditional touring bike.
The Slütter Ti model from Jerónimo is finished with a bright natural finish on the titanium tubing, and the bags were finished with a bright accent to contrast the muted tones of the bike. Basho Cycling Club makes all bags to order for the customer, and this bike consists of a Daily Bag to hold to the handlebar, two front Travel Bags and two Extra Backpacks to hang to the the rack as rear panniers.
The Slütter Ti was customized with internal routing of the cables, and is designed to use one or two chainrings, a bit of a departure from the traditional touring bike’s use of triples. Although the bike has a modern push in the gearing, it also has Brooks leather bar tape and saddle, and White Industries hubs and cranks to retain the traditional aesthetic of a touring bike.
Jump past the break to see a few more glamour shots of the bike, and some close up shots of the bags…
They chose a dark gray fabric for the body of the bags with bottom and back panels in black, these two tones make a slight contrast to the frame color. The accent panels are made of a Japanese traditional cotton fabric, with floral motifs following the same gray color, and then the bags are finished with an orange strap for accent.
Basho Cycling Club makes their bags one at a time for each customer, just like Jerónimo makes their bikes, so there is no stated price on the kit, and colors are custom from a huge palette for each customer. Touring in either of their home areas of Portugal or the Canary Islands would be a great cycling vacation with this beautiful rig.