If you like randonneur bicycles and steel frames that harken back to the French builders of the 1950s, you follow the Velo Orange company. And when you do that, you sometimes find a picture that links to the Flickr page of an interesting bike shop, in this case, Blacktop Cyclery of Bakersfield, California.
One of Blacktop’s newest creations is notable for its owner-crafted passenger accommodation, Patterson Bike Transmission (an internal planetary-geared crankset from the inventor of the Gripshift) and single-pedal design.
From Blacktop Cyclery: “The Pug Hauler 6000 (PH6K) was a Velo Orange (VO) Polyvalent custom assembly for a customer here at the shop who had a few special needs and requirements. As a one-legged cyclist with a penchant for climbing and centuries, co-piloted by his pug ‘Belle,’ this build presented us with a chance to really do something special…”
I’ll say. See the specs and more pictures on Blacktop Cyclery’s Flickr page.