“The ultimate utility bike allows you to lose your car”: @QuixoteCycles

A quote we couldn’t agree with more, from Jonathan Reed of Quixote Cycles (who has also crafted some gorgeous parts for our own ShuttleBug). Check out this video featuring Reed and some other top bike framebuilders. It’s about the Oregon Manifest 2011 design competition: building the ultimate utility bike.

Joe Bike has teamed up with Portland framebuilder Antload (also known as Mike Cobb, our service manager and Efficient Velo Tools craftsman) to take part in this competition, which takes place in September. It’s just a few weeks away, really. Stay tuned.