Some times simple looks really cool. The Velonia Viks ($TBA) bicycle frame is the basis for an urban commuter. The frame is handmade to order in Estonia and is built from two stainless steel frames that are joined at the head tube, seat tube, and bottom bracket. This allows for the removal of the seat post giving the frame a beautifully unique design that weighs under 10lbs. The frame is avialable in either a fixed gear or coaster brake versions. Contact Velonia via their website for price and production schedule.
Shinola Bicycles ($2,000-$3,000) are hand built, custom-level bikes. The frames are produced in Wisconsin and the bikes are assembled in their Detroit workshop within the College for Creative Studies. They offer two bikes for guys. The Runwell, an 11-speed, low maintenance bike made for “city riding, commuting and errand running”. And the Bixby, a cruiser […]