Porteur

Carry on a great tradition.

The Porteur bicycle originated in World War II.  It derives its name from the distinctive rack attached to the front fork, used to transport all manner of stuff across cities.  It’s reported Porteurs were first popularised by newspaper sellers in Paris.  They’d balance stacks of first editions on the front and weave their way through the city’s streets.  Delivery boys for Bakers and Butchers soon followed suit.  Porteurs are still a common site in Holland today, carrying everything from dogs to crates of beer.  Elian has created a number of distinctive and stylish Porteurs for his clients. Teaming high end components with luxurious touches like calf’s leather straps and Brooks leather saddles.

A complete Porteur bike includes a custom made frame, custom made rack, steel crowned fork, a custom made stem, a Chrisking ahead set, fenders, Sram automatic chain drive setup and of course all the other required “small” parts to get the bike ridable!

How to order

Custom frame and stem

We build bikes to order, so why not make them perfect. The custom geometry makes the difference. Your custom bike will fit perfectly to your body.

Fillet brazed and finished

Our Porteur frames and stems are brazed using a silicon bronze brazing rod and specialist blow torch. We create a ╩╗fillet╩╝ around each join. Once the joins have been created then the arduous process of filing and smoothing the brazed joint begins.

Powder coated

Finally perhaps the toughest choice of all - the colour. The Porteur frames are finished using a triple layer of powder coat, which will protect your beloved crmo steel frame for generations! 

Hand rolled mudguards

For the Cargo we need special mudguard sizes so we've made our own mudguard rolling machine. The mudguards are rolled perfectly and they are very strong and stable, exactly the mudguards you need during a city ride.

Tubing

Steel, the ideal material for bicycle frames. The Porteur is made of high grade crmo steel. The tubing is a mixture of Columbus. We could make a double butted frame, no problem, but in a city environment you might prefer a more durable straight tube so you can park your bike anywhere you want!

Hand laced wheels

For the Porteur we normally lace our wheels with a Sram automatic setup. Why? Just because it’s a sophisticated and good quality hub, great for our Dutch cities. Of course we know that a steeper region requires a wider range of gears and a different brake setup. If this is what you need, feel free to let us know and we will make it happen.

All the options we have to offer!

Elian will interpret your wishes into a custom build that should represent everything you’ve ever wanted from your ultimate bicycle. Bars, crank & chain-sets, belt drives, a speed hub, a special geometry, brushed fillet brazings or tig welds – it’s all up to you with as much or as little guidance as you prefer.

Interested in ordering?

A complete Porteur bike starts at € 3.745,- and includes a custom made frame, custom made rack, steel crowned fork, a custom made stem, a Chrisking ahead set, fenders, Sram automatic chain drive setup and of course all the other required “small” parts to get the bike ridable!

How to order