Shape Field Bike: A Classy, Retro & Lightweight Porteur-Style Ride

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We see a lot of various bikes on these pages -- some striking, some not so much -- but one can clearly imagine zipping along a sun-dappled road with this beautiful bike, going home from the farmer's market. Called the Shape Field Bike, it's a thoughtful collaboration between Karson and Mary Shadley of San Francisco-based product and graphic design company Shape Field Office and an old school friend, engineer and bike designer, Nicholas Riddle.

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According to the Shape Field Office's website and Design Milk, it's a lightweight, porteur-style bike made from a Columbus SL frame and based on the geometry of the 1978 Cinelli Supercorsa. The front rack -- which has great quarter coin inserts in them -- is removable and can hold up to 80 pounds.

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© Curtis Myers

There's a laser-etched panel of Eastern Walnut in the double top tube frame, a customized head badge with the Shape Field insignia, and shiny Honjo fenders that recall a retro feel. The grips are made out of cork, giving the bike an earthier side.

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© Curtis Myers

The gray-white coloring makes all lovely touches on this bike stand out -- it's definitely destined to become a classic favorite. More info over at Shape Field Office and Nicolas Riddle's website.

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