The Detail Porteur Bicycle was inspired by Alex Hatfield’s excellent hand built porteur bicycle, and for good reason. It recently won best porteur at the Bespoke Bristol Handmade Bicycle Show this earlier this year. To mimic it, the Detail team took a vintage '70s Chrome Carlton and turned it into a stunning '50s-style porteur bike, with a contemporary twist. Beautifully minimalist, it features a sleek and shiny silver frame with sparse leather detailing.
Relying heavily on eBay, the Detail Porteur Bicycle is made up of premium auction items at a relatively affordable prices. These included copper riveted Brooks Swift seat and Kampool break pads. Granted, the team did splurge on the Velo Orange Porteur rack and Brooks saddle.
The Detail Porteur Bicycle is Vintage with a Contemporary Twist
1. Customized Vintage Bicycles - Opportunity for creating unique, customized bicycles with a vintage aesthetic and modern twist.
2. Minimalist Design - Potential for sleek and minimalist bicycle designs featuring sparse leather detailing.
3. Premium Auction Items - Demand for high-quality, premium bicycle components sourced from online auction platforms like eBay.
1. Custom Bicycle Manufacturing - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Establishing a business specializing in creating custom bicycles with a vintage-inspired design.
2. Bicycle Accessories and Components - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Developing and offering minimalist and leather-detailed bicycle accessories and components.
3. Online Auction Platforms - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Building an online platform specifically catering to the demand for premium bicycle components sourced from auctions.