We really like this rather crazy project from Jamie Gallagher of Paniagua and Darron Coppin of Sven Cycles. They originally met at Bespoked Bristol in 2013, which was when the Angry Commuter project was born.
The idea was to build a fast, aggressive commuter that can still be taken on short blasts into the countryside whilst wearing jeans! Inspiration came from the 1980’s and a mixture of the Cinelli Laser and Delorean has definitely made it across..
“This blend of classic Italian heritage, with US hand-built componentry, urban track bike aesthetic — and, of course, a stiff dose of quintessentially British design and craftsmanship — should make the purists cringe, and the hipsters whinge. But in reality, you have a bike that doesn’t compromise, apologises for nothing, and ﬁts the brief of being adored by those who created it and ride it — and really, what else matters?
The Angry Commuter will be on show at Bespoked 2014 – The UK Handmade Bicycle Show, from the 11 – 13 April 2014 if you want to get hands-on. And, if you want to know more, get in touch with Jamie or Darron.
Paniagua will be offering a limited run (ﬁve) of these bicycles for sale, built to order with custom graphics and ﬁnishes to suit the buyer. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org”