It’s a revelation to look at Thomas Callahan’s early work, like the mauve Priest Sport we featured nearly three years ago, and his latest exercise, the Urban Tour Project. Thomas and Horse Cycles have begun a run of production models with a limited edition range of complementary gear.
There’s two frames offered in the Urban Tour Project: a mixte and a versatile frame that really can be described as an urban touring bike. That means it can be configured as a geared or single speed daily rider, or you can load it up and do some serious touring.
Both frames are constructed by hand from True Temper double butted 4130 tubes and feature canti brake mounts, water bottle bosses, and rack / fender mounts. The finish is powder coated in your choice of 5 subdued colors and includes a lug-lined fork.
To complement the bicycles, Thomas collaborated with several makers of beautiful things. HMPL were brought in to create a Martexin waxed canvas saddlebag and some gorgeous denim and wool cycling caps, Brooklyn’s MER contributed a shop apron and Robin Dean supplies a wooden top box.
Thomas has printed up some organic cotton Tshirts with a Navajo design and there’s even Thinsulate mittens on offer. The most complementary item of essential gear, however, is the Lake House Blend coffee beans by Tandem Coffee Roasters, which should be enough to put you back on your bike.
Head to Urban Tour Project for the full range. Big thanks to Nate Mumford for the shots.