Our friend from Archival Clothing just posted about her recently acquired Vanilla on the blog. I am so drool over all the little details that had been carefully crafted on the bike.
“Acquiring the Vanilla was a bit like mail ordering from the future. I submitted a deposit in 2006 and took delivery in September 2010. The bike is a bit of a Rivendell remake (more Herzog’s Nosferatu, less Van Sant’s Psycho). I switched over from 650b to 700c tires, requested lighter weight tubing and integrated lights, rack and fenders. Sacha White, the bike’s builder, was kind enough to borrow a mandrel to give my front fork a nice, low radius bend (à la française).”
Be sure to head over and really see it for your self. HERE!!! And don’t blame me if you start to fancy all the goodies at their Online Store. cos they are real gem.
Speaking of waxed canvas. Well, good people at Archival Clothing blog, recently posted this musette up. solid construction, very classy, what a perfect bag for Saturday farmer market ride on my french randoneur …. and you can buy it, just hop over to AC blog for more info.