Designed in Singapore, made in Portland, Vanguard Bikes specializes in restoring and customizing vintage bike frames into fresh new rides. The company's output is 'limited edition' at its most extreme. Each bike is a one-off that will never be duplicated. What unites their work is a deep understanding of bike design history, and an unwavering commitment to bikeriding's soulful essence.
Pictured above is the superslick Evan Messenger Bike, recycled from a 70s Nishiki roadbike frame, part of Vanguard's brand new 2010 collection:
"Evan is conceived and rebuilt with the image of an all-rounded urban single-speedster inspired by Flat Track Bikes for its striped down proportions and raw functionality. Restored and re-fabricated using a 1970s â€˜Nishikiâ€™ multi-speed Japanese road bike, Evan is dressed with an uncompromising Brooks saddle and coaster hub brake for clean lines and low maintenance. Dirt, grass or gravel, Evan is ready to roll."
For pricing and availability, contact the Vanguard studio.
Also, check out the Vanguard blog.