Black Dutchie with Drum Brakes 49cmBikes / commuter
Our most comfortable bike, this step through is built in the style of Dutch commuter bicycles. Built with practicality, comfort and durability in mind, this bike is your perfect wheels for any city riding. We built the Dutchie around a pair of 3 speed Sturmey Archer drum brake hubs. These drum brakes have the advantage of perfect braking in wet weather and are some of the nicest brakes we’ve used, providing soft but powerful braking. Along with this is the classic Sturmey Archer 3 speed shifting, a serviceable system, renowned for its durability. We work on these hubs regularly, and have seen them still shifting perfectly after 60+ years on a bike.
We built the hubs onto Mavic Rims, well known for their strength, and the bike is rolling on wide 35mm Schwalbe Delta Cruisers, which provide a very cushy ride. Finished with ergo Grips and sleek black fenders, this bike can be ridden all weather. If you’re looking for a comfortable step through for city riding, this bike will be a pleasure to ride for many many years to come.