Folk Engineered is a husband and wife team from Newark, NJ who are dedicated to perpetuating the craft and handmade tradition their region is renowned for. This pretty commuter is nicknamed ‘Sunshine’, and I’m told she appreciates long walks along the promenade and carousing cafés and bars in the Asbury Park neighborhoods.
Marie Pasquariello and Ryan Reedall founded Folk Engineered in 2009 after a long pedal-powered relationship. Their focus has been on fine, custom bicycles and has now created a production bicycle, the ‘Marsupial’, which will be sold in local bike shops. ‘Sunshine’ really is that, one of the finest personifications of the pleasure of cycling. The lugged frame has been kitted out with a selection of Velo-Orange components and the integrated racks feature mahogany tops. An aged Brooks saddle rounds out the seaside ride.
You can browse the Folk Engineered portfolio on their website, and have a look at ‘The Marsupial’, if you’re after a mid-range, handmade sports-tourer, it could be just what you’re after.