THE ULTIMATE GENTLEMAN'S RIDE
The Roadster was designed to be your go-to everyday bike. A timeless profile inspired by French and Italian steel bikes from the 50’s and 60’s. It’s your choice for quick rides to the market or work, and leisurely trips along the avenue.
Our mid-century alloy bell alerts passers-by with a clear tone. It accents your bike with a flash of elegance and completes a pretty package.
Wherever possible, we’ve chosen to make all the nuts, bolts, and washers on our bikes out of stainless steel. Stainless is much more resistant to rust than your typical chrome plated hardware. This small detail extends the life of your bike and helps to preserve its good looks.
The flat surface of a head set is a place where water often settles and over time rust develops. That why we chose to make our sets out of aluminum so they don’t rust.
Leather Wrapped Grips
Hand-stitched genuine leather grips naturally absorb sweat and soften over time. If you ever had your skin against vinyl on a hot summer’s day, you’ll understand why we can’t compromise on genuine leather.
We apply a second layer of protective clear coat to the paint. It’s more work for us but it makes the paint stronger and more resilient for you. Two coats are better than one.
Reflective Tire Wall
This bike has reflective tire walls, greatly enhancing your visibility at night. You can see quite clearly that without the reflective tire wall, a bike is nearly invisible on a dark street.
This bike has sealed bearings in the front hub. The advantages of sealed bearings over loose bearings are less friction, no maintenance, and more resistant to grit, grime and weather, making for smooth rides and extending the life of the bike.
We use 13 Gauge stainless steel spokes on the rear wheel because they are thicker and stronger than the standard 14 Gauge. Stronger spokes make stronger wheels, which is great when carrying extra weight like groceries or toddlers over bumpy city streets.
Frame size:Small: 48cm
Standover height:Small: 72.3cm
Effective top tube length:Small: 57 cm
Medium: 58.5 cm
Weight:Small: 13kg / 28.6lbs
Medium: 14.5kg / 32.4lbs
Large: 15kg / 33lbs
Frame:Hi-ten steel frame with cro-mo down tube
Headset:1" alloy top/steel base
Crankset:Small: 3-piece forged aluminum crank, 165mm, 46T chainring, painted steel chainguard
Medium/Large: 3-piece forged aluminum, 170mm, 46T chainring, painted steel chainguard
Front hub:Sealed bearings, aluminum, 36H
Rear hub:Shimano alloy, single speed, 18T
Chain:KMC 410, CP
Spokes:14 gauge stainless steel w/ brass / CP nipples front, 13 gauge stainless steel w/brass/CP nipples rear
Rim:Double walled, alloy rims
Tires:Small: Linus "Elysian" black 559x32c w/reflective stripe
Medium/Large:: Linus "Elysian" black 700x32c w/reflective stripe
Grey colorway comes with “Elysian” cream tires
Rear brakes:Shimano coaster
Handlebar:Custom bend polished aluminum handlebar, 550mm x 165mm, 25.4mm center clamp
Grips:Hand-stitched genuine brown leather
Stem:Alloy road quill, 80mm x 180mm, 18d rise
Seat post and size:Alloy, adjustable, 25.4mm
Saddle:Touring brown leatherette saddle
Fenders:Painted steel fenders with retro brackets and stainless steel braces
Extras:Front and rear reflectors, mid-century alloy bell, alloy kickstand
Roadster Frame Height Recommendations:Small: 5'0" - 5'4" / 152.4cm - 162.5cm
Medium: 5'4" - 5'9" / 162.5cm - 175.2cm
Large: 5'9" - 6'2" / 175.2cm - 187.9cm
*Note: Some riders may be a little outside these height range recommendations but prefer the feel of a larger or smaller size. Stand over height measurement is not as important as how the bike geometry feels while it is being ridden. As long as the rider can reach the ground while sitting on the saddle, even if it's just their toes, this size will be compatible with their height.