The 2015 Bike and Beer Festival: Igleheart Mixte City Commuter

I’m here in Portland, Oregon attending the Bike and Beer festival at HopWorks Urban Brewery. While I’ll be documenting many of the frames, I’ll also be capturing the general vibes. For now, let’s just check out some bikes!

Some would argue that one’s best work is done for their partner. In this case, Chris Igleheart‘s latest bike may not be his best in your eyes, but if you pay attention to the detailing, you can see his heart not only went into this creation, it poured over it.

Fran’s bike has everything considered.

A SON Hub, Edelux lamp, beautiful hand-shaped chain guard, Alfine internal hub, nice cushy tires, excellent fit, stem-mounted bell, beautiful stem, segmented fork crown and many other details make it unique. My favorite details are the heart brazed into the top tube split and the fender’s unique coating with a 3M paint, which if I had a flash I would have tried to document more clearly.

Igleheart Mixte City Commuter

Look, Igleheart’s legacy extends well beyond this bike for his wife. He’s built frames for some of the most renown builders, but you see something else in this bike. You see a special love…

  • Mike Spadafora

    I’d proudly ride that! I need to get me one of those Cambium Saddles…they look comfy!

    • recurrecur

      They are comfy – but go for one of the carved ones. That’s when you really get the benefit of the rubber material, while not making the saddle feel sloppy (like many “slotted” saddles).

    • I have them on two bikes and love them.

  • One of these pictures is not like the other…. By the rim, tire, and paint, it’s the Miurandessi Sparkles Explosion. :)

  • rear end just has wayyyy too much going on.

    • Mixtes are tough as is. Then you add a chain guard and an Alfine… It’s a lot for sure!

  • Just curious… Why not adjustable dropouts?

  • Sam Appelbaum

    There’s an Igleheart Cross frame/fork in my size st Sellwood Cycle that’s way too affordable…

    Or hold out for that awesome Cielo All Road?

    It’s good to be a bike nerd in Oregon right now.

    • Zach Roeder

      Man, I’ve been eyeing that one too.

    • Tyler Shannon

      igleheart!

  • boomforeal

    love the details, but le velo entier is a bit of an eyesore

  • Sebastian

    I don’t understand all the lukewarm feedback on this bike. I think this has way more character (contradictory as it may sound) than a lot of customs I see on the interweb, and that’s why it’s great.

  • Apie

    How is that bell mounted?

    • The stem has a special braze-on added.

      • Apie

        Slick.

  • jh

    another amazing commuter.

  • Liam Griffin

    SO MUCH AWESOME. Love seeing more bikes like this. Thank you!