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Crowley Porteur

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Handmade Porteur frameset, hand built by me.

SR Custom quill stem, Nitto Promenade bars

60mm rake, 1" steerer fork, built by me, FSA 1" threaded headset

Alex high flange track/ Panaracer Pasela Tourguard 700Cx35

Alex high flange track/ Panaracer Pasela tourguard 700Cx35

Nervar Star/ cheap Shimano cartridge BB

Brooks B17 Standard, antique brown/ no name seatpost

Wellgo track pedals with Christophe clips and Sakae straps. Wipperman nickel plated 1/8" chain


Tektro Cantilever brakes/ Velo Orange low budget city brake levers


Fat tires, and ass-fat.

This is the first frame I have built. Butted Columbus cromoly tubes, Richard Sachs "Newvex" lugs.

A lot of folks out there have strong opinions on carrying front loads. This bike has a standard frame with ~73 degree head and seat angles, and a high rake fork, with about 60mm of rake. This baby is a bit twitchy with no load, but the more weight you add to the rack, the more stable it gets!

The rack was handmade in Portland, OR by TCB Racks This thing was easy to mount, and is super solid.

Fenders are Velo Orange stainless steel fenders. I guess with these, you get what you pay for. The mounting method is extremely shitty, as the fenders can move around on the struts, because the struts just go through these eye bolts and there is nothing to really secure them. I wrapped wire around the struts on either side of the eye bolts, and that seems to be holding them in place, at least for the time being. If you don't mind doing some improvisation regarding the mounting, these fenders are definitely functional, and probably the cheapest stainless fenders on the market. But if you've got 20 extra bucks, you might consider the ones from Giles Berthoud. With those, a screw goes directly though a hole in the struts, and then through a hole in the fender, meaning that your fenders are on there solidly, with no wiggle room at all.

If you have any questions, feel free to PM me.

People who friended this bike stevecrowley, Franzen, suicide_doors, the fumingator, cg3288, mad dog, campystamp


I checked out the flickr photos- what a beaut! Classy and practical, true to Seattle style.


thanks! i loooove this bike. hope i can get some damn pics up on here though... I think velospace might be having some problems. I'll try on a different computer.

yeah, it can be tricky

Make sure to follow all the instructions on the upload page- it's pretty specific with photo size and dimensions. If you're using Lightroom (same, I assume, with Photoshop) it's super easy to set the parameters when you export.


FINALLY!!! i think velospace was having some tech problems. it was acting kind of weird and i was having absolutely no luck uploading. but there we go!

ok, WTF, velospace

for some reason i am finding it impossible to upload photos. check out my flick account for photos if you are interested[email protected]/5979591651/

i will try to upload photos again maybe tomorrow

Get the pics up...really

Get the pics up...really want to see this!

sorry, having a hard time

sorry, having a hard time uploading them for some reason! :[
but here's a link to it on flickr for the time being.[email protected]/5979591651/

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