'International' bike, by Kinfolk and Coat, with saddle by Brooks and Kara Ginther
Despite the perils of potholes and truckers' blind spots, team Wallpaper* are committed urban cyclists. So committed that we commissioned a bike that could be broken down, packed in a bespoke bag and loaded on a plane, with no excess baggage charge, and taken with us wherever we went. The project pulled in a wide range of craftsmen collaborators from the US, UK and Japan -- frame builders, designers, paint specialists, saddle makers, leather carvers and bag and luggage makers -- to ensure that every element of the bike was as beautifully put together as it could be.
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