Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Brooklyn Bicycle Company Driggs and Willow

2014 Driggs 7-speed in matte black. Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Bicycle Co.
2014 Willow 7-speed in Columbia Blue
These steel city bikes from Brooklyn Bicycle Company have an MSRP of $750.00. Hat tip to Ed for asking us to check out BBC.

The Driggs looks very Rivish with the elegant crown fork and double top tubes (note the resemblance to a Homer Hilsen), so it's interesting that Rivendell's Grant Petersen is on BBC's Board of Advisors. The 2014 models come with cream-colored tires, vegan leather ergo touring saddles, and vegan leather grips.

Here are the specs for the Driggs 7:

  • Size: M, L
  • Weight: 28lbs
  • Colors: Matte Black, Denim Blue
  • Frame:  Lightweight 4130 CrMO Frame with Brooklyn Bicycle Co's Signature Double Top Tube, rear carrier & down tube braze-ons
  • Fork:  Brooklyn Bicycle Co. custom steel crown fork with fender & front carrier braze-ons
  • Front Hub: Sealed Bearing Alloy 36H
  • Rear Hub: Shimano NEXUS 7 Speed internally geared
  • Shifter:  Shimano NEXUS Revo 7 Speed Shifter
  • Pedals:  Brooklyn Cruiser Alloy City Pedals
  • Bottom Bracket: Square taper BSA English threaded cartridge bottom bracket with sealed bearings
  • Crank: 3 piece alloy with replaceable chain ring & integrated chain guard
  • Chain: KMC Zinc and chrome treated to resist corrosion and rusting
  • Saddle: Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Vegan Leather Ergonomic Touring Saddle
  • Seat Post: Alloy with integrated seat clamp and micro-adjust
  • Handlebar: Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Custom Upright swept back alloy handlebars & 180mm alloy stem
  • Headset: 1” Threaded Alloy, Semi-sealed with weather seal ring
  • Grips: Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Custom Vegan Leather Comfort Grips with Alloy Accents
  • Front & Rear Hand Brakes: Tektro Dual Pivot Caliper with Tektro Alloy Hand Lever
  • Tires: Kenda Kwest 700x35 Cream Tires
  • Rims: Double Walled Alloy, 36H with CNC Machined Brake Surface
  • Spokes: 14G Stainless steel
  • Heavy duty alloy center mount kickstand, full front & rear fenders color matched to frame, pollished alloy rear carrier with integrated tie down loops