This bike was built with the thought in mind that here in the northwestern US, there are more miles of logging roads and forest service roads than there are paved roads. So why not build a camping bike that can truly endure the long out-back haul. This bike was built with an up-right touring geometry, and adds some elements of the 29er mtb. Expect to see more of this style of bike in the future -- it's a great multi-purpose bike that can really go the distance.
Adam's commuter was inspired by the style of old French porteur bicycles. The front rack was built to carry a 50+ pound load, and on the road side has a bright halogen light that is powered by the front generator hub. The light wiring runs internally through the rack. This bicycle also boasts a single stem mounted shifter and a 1 X 9 gearing -- very simple, clean and perfect for city riding. Adam's bicycle is very utilitarian, uncomplicated, and has a distinctive classic feel.