Empowering The Bicycle Traveler

NAHBS, Day One, cont.

Jon Littleford makes custom touring bikes in Portland, OR with an emphasis on durability and usefulness. Where have I heard that before?

Holder for u-lock on rear rack.



Integrated front rack.

Now I realize, after looking at these photos that I may have missed some details on this bike like the routing of the rear brake housing..is it actually inside the rack tube? Have to go back tomorrow and see.

The brake housing enters the top tube and exits through the rack braces in lower right.

Indeed after closer inspection the brake cable/housing enters the top tube and exits from the rack support behind the seat tube. Very clever and clean. I wonder how hard it is to change the cables!

1 comment… add one
  • Jon Littleford March 6, 2011, 2:06 pm

    Wow. Thanks for the glowing review. Your photos are excellent- do you mind if I use, credit, link some of them in my site blog? Can you link me? (a link to \touring bikes\, \custom touring bikes\, etc gives me a bigger bump with search results than \Littleford bicycles\, but any link is a good one! Get in touch anytime, I’ll be glad to tell you what I’m up to next. Cheers,


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