Step-through Single Speed 49cmBikes / commuter
Simplicity is key to a good bicycle; it makes a bike more durable and easier and more satisfying to ride and maintain. This sweet little step-through is a great example of the simple and durable single speed. With a tough single speed chain, sealed bearing hubs and mudguards to keep grit and water off the moving parts, it’ll need very little servicing over time. With new handbuilt wheels and a strong steel frame, it will provide decades of good life.
We love putting modern dual pivot brakes and lightweight components on older frames like this, it brings them up to date in terms of performance. Built up with daily city riding in mind and with a comfortable Terry leather saddle and wide Schwalbe tyres you’ll be able to ride it all day. It’s also easily adaptable for load carrying, so it could happily take a front basket for throwing your uni books or shopping in.
Oh and it’s beautiful! Look at this thing!