Are Pommes Frites the best bicycles in the world? Of course not. But the brand is based on a core set of values held very tightly here in the sometimes frustratingly antiquated world of Tativille. Durability. Minimalist aesthetics. Simple, straightforward craftsmanship. Round tubes. Repairability. Threaded bottom brackets. Classic proportions. Traditional angles. 27.2 seatposts. Horizontal top tubes. Frame pump compatibility.
Most (but not all) are built in a specific fashion: Campagnolo, rim brakes, Selle Italia Flite, setback seatpost, black tape, tan sidewall tubulars, handbuilt wheels, moto brake routing. This mode is less about invoking nostalgia than continuing an unbroken tradition of equipment that works and a form that's timeless.
There's no marketing speak, fake science, meaningless performance metrics, or sexy paint jobs to instill desire. All are available with S&S Couplers for next level travel capabilities. Each is built one at a time, with patience and care in a process driven by your needs and unique fit requirements. Even as your personal cycling narrative ebbs and flows, this is the bicycle that you will keep returning to, because it's a bicycle that was designed with flexibility in mind, and an acceptance that lifestyles, bodies, and geography are all temporal, and it's this intentionality that matters.