A.N.T. Boston Porteur

A.N.T. has introduced a new single speed with a low trail front end called the “Boston Porteur”. The frame is TIG welded from straight guage 4130 tubing and the fork is hi-ten. This is a stock model that you can have painted any colour so long as it’s black… :-)

Parts List

  • Soma Oxford bars
  • Origin 8 alloy stem
  • Brass bell
  • Diacompe grips [brown]
  • Diacomp inverse levers
  • Origin 8 sealed alloy HS
  • Tektro 57mm sidepull brakes
  • SUN flutted post
  • Velo Orange leather saddle
  • Velo Orange alloy fenders
  • Greenfield sidestand
  • SUN alloy crank 44T
  • ANT chainguard
  • KMC rustbuster chain
  • Origin 8 cog 20T
  • Shimano freewheel 20T
  • Weinman LP rims
  • Formula hubs
  • CST Tires 700 x 28mm
  • Shimano UN26 sealed BB
  • Planet Bike superflash and Blaze lights
  • Bungee net
  • ANT Flatbed rack
  • ANT light mount
  • 27lbs complete with rack

It retails for $1500. Sweet.

A.N.T.

11 Responses to “A.N.T. Boston Porteur”

  • jamesmallon says:

    ANT chainguard? Bought the identical from Velo Orange two years ago, in silver. Found it noisy and removed it, but still nice kit.

  • Doug says:

    Beautiful bike. It’s nice to see a bike intended for single speed use, and fenders, with front facing dropouts. So many manufacturers these days are putting track dropouts on urban bikes. Something I would never consider since I run fenders on my commuting/utility bikes. I like to be able to take the wheel off without having to mess around with a fender. Thank-you A.N.T.

  • antbikemike says:

    James, I used the VO guard as a model, but modified it. My guard is made of steel, a bit bigger and uses a stainless steel bottom bracket mount as well as a threaded boss on the chainstay. This makes the guard very sturdy and easier to align [to keep from rubbing]. Not sure if it will be any quieter, but at least it will not rub.

    Doug, thanks for noticing the dropouts!

    Alan, thanks for the post :)

  • Pete says:

    Sweet bike. The classic look is so complete that the alloy crank and spider look out of place – you really want to see think steel crank arm and a nicely-styled chrome chainring in there!

  • bryantrj@gmail.com says:

    Sweet bike and a decent price. Can you upgrade anything, say to a 3 speed, different bars or a drum or roller brake?

  • Fergie348 says:

    $1500 for a steel single speed? Wow..

  • Alan says:

    That’s for a handmade bike built right here in the U.S. IMO, not a bad price at all considering U.S. labor and hand craftsmanship.

  • jamesmallon says:

    Hand-assembled, not hand made at that price, I should think. I have no problem with that, since the economy of scale of hand-assembled in the N.America is nothing like that for mass produced bikes in Taiwan (much less the mainland). If you are not sure what you want, there is nothing wrong with a good mass-produced bike; if you can articulate what you want, it costs you no more for hand-assembled, and you are not left with all the the parts you switched out.

    @antbikemike, your mount is the best idea: urbanecyclist in Toronto did mine the same way: I ordered a hand-assembled bike from them, and the aluminum guard from Velo-Orange. Like the idea of steel better, thought it’ll weigh more. Did you consider leaving it shiny? Ooh… can you imagine a bike with that in brass? Impractical, but shiny!

    My urbanecyclist bike is essentially the same, but with Nitto Randonneur bars. Started as fixed/free, then free/free, free/fixed dingle-cog, finally a six-speed with downtube shifter (and left the dingle on the other side for rare use). I have bought a dedicated fixed/fixed bike in the duration. The urbanecyclist bike I refer to as my ‘entry drug’, as I have tried out many variation of gearing and tire size on it.

  • jamesmallon says:

    Dropouts: best choice overall are this type of semi-horizontal. That said, I’d love to see more sliding vertical dropouts out there, but you only see them in the mtn bike world, and rarely that. Why? Easier adjustment, but no need to adjust after every tire/tube repair/change. That said, they’d mess up the pretty on this bike.

  • Alan says:

    @jamesmallon

    “Hand-assembled, not hand made at that price, I should think.”

    I’m pretty sure that frame is handmade by Mike Flanigan. Mike?

    Alan

  • antbikemike says:

    I make the frame, chainguard and the rack.

    The fork is a Taiwan made fork. Wheels are pre-built [China] If this were an all imported, hand assembled bike then it would cost $500.00

 
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