An on going series with help from our friends at Renaissance Bicycles. These guys specialize in combining current technology with the look and feel of classic bikes.
Today’s gallery is of a Velo Orange Polyvalent City Bike. This unique city bike has a wheel size of 650b and a 1×9 setup. Simple, easy and of course steel is real. (These are my personal words, not Renaissance Bicycles.)
From Renaissance : Before setting out to build this bike, we “imagined” what Velo Orange had in mind when designing the frameset. We had already built the sinister alter ego — the Velo Orange Scorcher — but we wanted something true to the intentions of the frameset. To go along with the “hot-rod” black powder coat, we envisioned lots of chrome and shiny bits, a simple drivetrain, and an elegant (yet slyly sporty) look. Intentionally, we left off the accessories; the bike is great platform for personalization via racks, lights, chaincase, etc. We also kept cost a priority; the goal was to make available a very high quality complete city bike for $1550.