Alert reader and regular contributor Brian G. has sent me a link to the most perfect and amazing bike ever invented – for me anyway.
It’s made of steel (which is what I want out of my next bike) and it’s set up for randonneuring (which is what I’m hoping for as well). This particular model has a custom metallic gold paint scheme which is the bee’s knees.
And its name? It’s called the There And Back.
The bike is made by the Beloved Bike Corporation out of Portland, Oregon. They specialize in high-end commuter, touring, and randonneuring bicycles which they will customize to costumer specifications. They’ll use almost any commercially available RAL paint you can name and will happily provide a listing of recommended components to fit your chosen frame.
This particular frame sells for approximately $2,495. Fully kitted as depicted in the photo shoot will cost about $6,250.
That’s going to take a very hard swallow and some dedicated penny saving for several months/years. But man does that look nice – and it has my blog’s name on it!