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Vanilla Bikes. Portland, Oregon.

Each and every  bicycle frame is built for a purpose. Through this site, we hope to widen the perspectives of any cyclist and rider by introducing beautiful bicycles.

It is also the process and story behind each frame that makes us tick and LEDGE is committed in leading that search for our readers.

Let us begin with Vanilla Bicycles. 

From Commuter, Cross, Road, Randonneur, Touring & Track Bikes down to Forks. Owner, designer and bicycle framebuilder Sacha White has these babies to show.

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A Commuter Bike

 

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Another Commuter Bike

On their website, The Vanilla Workshop has introduced themselves as a community — a collaboration between master fabricators; expert bicycle painters; photographers; wood, leather, fabric and metal workers–all working closely to bring the intelligent, edgy, sexiness of Portland to the rest of the world.

A Track Bike

A Track Bike

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A Road Bike

A Touring Bike

A Touring Bike

And that they have. At the heart of a outstanding workshop is owner, designer and bicycle framebuilder Sacha White. Here’s my personal favourite.

A Randonneur Bike

Sacha started building bicycles in the winter of 1999. Now, at just 31 years of age, Sacha is a pioneering member of the new generation of framebuilders. He brings his own experiences as a cyclist and craftsman into the mix to create a bike and a company that reflect the values of hard work, style and uncompromised vision.

 

 

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For a good insight, there is a 10 minute ‘Buttered Muffin documentary’ which can give you some insight into the community.

If you’d like your custom build from Sacha, be prepared to wait as his current orders span a few years. To find out more about the ordering process, check out their link here.

And if you’re just itching to get some new Vanilla merchandise, head to their online store Boutique.vanillabicycles.com.

 

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