Some days you’re stumbling around the internet and you trip right over a nest of terrifying white supremacists, and you regret having turned on your computer. Other days you trip over a beautiful Vanilla Bicycles bicycle, and you want to go give Steve Jobs a big hug for creating the device that allowed you trip into something so lovely. Today was the latter sort of day. You know what I’m talking about right? Alright, you’re looking at me like I just told you that I think Floyd Landis is the greatest cyclist of all time. OK, we can move past this.
The latest creation from Sacha White, mastermind behind Vanilla Bicycles, is this: Jared’s Commuter. And it is, in the original sense of the word, awesome.
More detailed photos after the break.
One of the many things that sets Vanilla apart from other small frame builders is the incredible photography on the website:
“It is our goal to show the Vanilla world with honesty and sincerity. This means clear, almost palpable photography, insight into our choices to stay small and keep production low, as well as sharing stories about the people and businesses that we surround ourselves with and why we are so proud of them.”
Of course there are also the impeccably executed welds, those help with the setting apart thing too. Not to mention the details, like the subtle passing of the rear brake cable through the seat-tube extension.
The detail comes down to the paint too, with custom painted stems and logo-ing.
Another subtle but insanely slick detail — internal brake cable routing through the stem. With so much perfection going on here, that kink in the brake cable reads like a Burt Reynolds mustache on the Mona Lisa.
Nice contrast between raw and paint.
Tying it all together with a logo bleed from head tube to fork.
The whole package.
Can’t hardly wait to see what Sacha busts out at NAHBS.