Traffic Bikes Custom Commuter

Custom Traffic Commuter
Zoom
Photo © Traffic Cycle Design

Here’s a beautiful custom commuter from Traffic Cycle Design. Features include a TIG welded Reynolds 953 frame, integrated stainless steel rack, Rohloff Speedhub, Gates Carbon Belt, and Phil Wood drivetrain. Wow!

More Photos
Traffic Cycle Design

12 Responses to “Traffic Bikes Custom Commuter”

  • birdboi says:

    *whistle* I bet that one goes for a pretty penny! Love the belt drives….waiting for the day when they figure out gearing for belt drives…and then after that, waiting for the day when I can afford any of it. Guess I’ll just have to keep dreaming ;-Q~~~~

  • Tom says:

    Wow, I never realized how dorky most rear racks look until I saw Spencer’s custom rack on this bike. I guess they’re more “pannier hangers” than a rack, but nice none the less.

  • David says:

    This is just about the perfect commuter, as I define it.

  • Teddy says:

    She looks good. real good.

  • Tony says:

    Beautiful package, but the riding position looks a bit painful. Maybe the designer had super long arms.

  • Alexander says:

    Love that type of rack. Besides the Raleigh we’ve seen posted here, it’s also available on some Santos bikes (that also have a belt option).

  • Androo says:

    I would be verrrry happy on that bike. In terms of geometry, contact points and utility, it looks to pretty closely resembles my commuter/tourer. I’m guessing it’s just 10x more expensive, hahaha.

  • DudleyDawson says:

    Very sexy bike. Almost sexy enough to bring me back to a diamond frame from a recumbent, but just as Tony said, “the riding position looks a bit painful”. I’m really attracted to the belt drive too, but I don’t think I’d trade in my Q rings for one. Maybe Rotor has some ‘belt drive Q rings’ in the works.

  • Frits B says:

    My first impression is that this frame is too short to be comfortable as a commuter. The wheelbase should be longer. As for the rack, it will only accommodate single panniers which will then hang so low that the rider will constantly kick them, as a result of the short wheelbase. Compare this bike with Koga Miyata’s Vector:
    http://www.koga.com/uk/bike.asp?collectionid=12&segmentid=104&id=2916637
    where the same sort of rack is mounted as far back as possible (there’s a review in VeloVision of June 2008).
    And how do you carry a crate of beer, or a large box of groceries? On your separate shopping bike?

  • Fergie348 says:

    No sloping top tube here – Very manly! Is that a Wound Up carbon fork? With disc mounts? Never seen that before..

  • dynaryder says:

    Got to see one of those Raleighs in person last weekend. While those racks look nice,it really is tons more practical to have a top deck to strap stuff to. Way more versatile to be able to strap any bag to the top,not to mention the increase in cargo space.

  • Alan says:

    @dynaryder

    “While those racks look nice,it really is tons more practical to have a top deck to strap stuff to.”

    I hear quite a few people say that, but I haven’t strapped anything to the top of a rear rack in probably 2 years or more. I guess we all manage our cargo in different ways.

    Alan

 
© 2011 EcoVelo™