A Nurse with a Gun

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The RetroVelo

OK, I have to admit it......I like this bike. The RetroVelo is an old school German balloon tire bicycle. It has a beauty that permeates it's simplicity. The contrast of fat tires and a skinny steel frame is a product of form following function. The fat tires protectthe rider from the inevitable bumps of the road, while the lugged steel frame makes the entire bicycle a solid machine willing to take years of abuse.

The RetroVelo comes in three and seven speed versions, as well as a fixed gear bike. The men's frame is a classic diamond. The woman's bike has one of the most graceful swan neck frames seen in recent years. The front hub dynamo powered headlight has wiring concealed within the forks. A sprung Brooks saddle, full fenders and mud guards round out the package. A matching rear rack is available.

Available in the US through Clever Cycles.

RetroVelo Catalog in pdf

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The front "rack" looks pretty good to me.

9:10 PM  
Blogger Ed Skinner said...

Who's lookin' at the bike?
Friend of yours?

10:05 PM  
Blogger phlegmfatale said...

That is a verra verra cute bike. I'd actually like one of those.
Does it come in polka-dot?

10:11 PM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

Can we get a video instead of that still photo! :)

8:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See also the Scrap Deluxe by Velorbis http://www.velorbis.com/velorbis-classic-bicycles/classic-bicycles/scrap-deluxe this bike is available in the US by www.Dutchbikes.us

3:47 PM  
Blogger Reno Sepulveda said...

I want one. Bad. Why was I born with such good taste?

8:21 PM  

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