English designer Paul Smith has teamed up with bespoke cycling workshop Mercian to realize this fixed gear road bike. Handcrafted in matte-black, lightweight steel and fitted with a range of custom high-end kit including a handmade Fizik saddle and Continental tyres; the result is a dream ride.
The bike forms the centerpiece of Paul Smith 531, a capsule collection that’s designed for city cycling. The name pays homage to Reynolds 531, a lightweight bike tubing that was popular before the advent of aluminium and carbon-fibre composites.
The bicycle is available now from Mr Porter.
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