Portland has a rich cycling and custom frame building culture — the Oregon Bicycle Constructors Association lists 38 Constructor Members at last count. However, each are known for their distinct personalities and style. Tony Pereira, for instance, is known for his pared-back, fillet brazed frames that span virtually all genres: MTB, cyclocross, road, grand tourers, and elegant porteurs.
Destined for the same streets as its builder, the porteur is a fine summation of Tony’s frame building skill, from the custom stem and front luggage rack to the Constructeur tail light (which are sold through Tony’s website). The components are deservedly top shelf — Schmidt dynamo lighting, a wonderful combination of Shimano XTR and Dura-Ace, Chris King bearings and Brooks leather.
This porteur is counted among the top five of Tony’s favorite bikes that he’s built, a high rating for one of Portland’s most respected builders. His bikes are regularly awarded ‘Best of…’ or just plain ‘Best…’ at local competitions. The 2007 NAHBS was a major coup, where he won three awards and the 2012 event netted Pereira Cycles a well-deserved award for Best Mountain Bike. See more on Tony’s flickr.