Thursday, January 12, 2012
125th Anniversary Roadster
Available in Germany and a limited edition at 125 bikes.
Rear coaster brake and front drum brake are upgrades over the rod brakes for sure. The Brooks saddle and grips are a nice touch. The orange Sturmey Archer crank is a curious decision, but it certainly does make the bike stand out. Things that I would have done differently in a limited edition roadster include: starting out with a larger frame, choosing a less conspicuous crank, more of an antique "heritage" typeography on the tubes, and utilizing a chainguard that covers the entire top of the chain. Despite these minor annoyances, I think it's a nice tribute to the brand.
(The bike looks tiny... is that a 21" frame?)