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Vanilla Bicycles Latest Creation: Jared’s Commuter

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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.

Minimalist chainguard.

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.

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Russ
Russ
12 years ago

Two-Wheeled porn. Absolutely filthy sexy…

Bysickler
Bysickler
12 years ago

An eyegasm. Just exceptional. The chain guard is brilliant. Want.

Nomad
12 years ago

“that kink in the brake cable reads like a Burt Reynolds mustache on the Mona Lisa.”

FTW. Amazing post. Amazing bike.

Gillis
Gillis
12 years ago

Those look like custom fender struts as well. nice touch. would almost be a shame to make use of those fenders and get it dirty in the rain

Stu
Stu
12 years ago

Very nice looking, though with Vanila’s 10 year waiting list, this guy may not even be commuting by bike to work anymore, heh.

Jake
Jake
12 years ago

humina humina humina

jp
jp
12 years ago

I’m curious to know which Nitto bars those are…

Bigboy
Bigboy
12 years ago

Whoever Jared is he is a poseur. Who in there right mind would commute on that, lock it to a rusty pole and leave it unattended? That chain guard isn’t going to guard from anything. There is nothing slick about that cable routing through the stem. It is just useless fluff. Waste of money.

MATTYPICHU
MATTYPICHU
12 years ago

Who makes that tire?

SImon
SImon
12 years ago

Tom either your under a rock somewhere or your skills are less than ninja on the internet – that bike was produced a long time ago. Please keep intouch with the out side world here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/42587323@N08/
or even on speedbloggen here:
http://speedbloggen.com/
P.S. I’d fire you for this poor reporting.

JK
JK
12 years ago

This bike is a joke. What would that be like $6-7 thousand dollar stainless steel commuter bike? Give me a break. That chain guard is useless. The cable routing on the stem is a disaster (it may look nice, but you can tell by how beat-up the cable is that its function is far from smooth). What happened to other half of the rear fender? Finally the fender/tire/fork clearance looks dangerously tight. One encounter with a stick and Jared would be in a seriously bad way. This is one of the most poorly conceived and impractical commuters I’ve ever seen. This looks like a very clear case of fashion over function.
To be clear, I have nothing against art bikes per se, but commuter bikes are supposed to be practical and functional and this is neither.

Tom Meraw
Tom Meraw
11 years ago

Definitely more fashionable than functional,… but it looks nice. Yeah, where is the rest of the rear fender?

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