I am beyond excited.... Some family members today took me to the bike shop down in philly off rt 1 (bustleton bikes) under another pretense, and now i have a brand new bike sitting in my garage. They (6 people) came together and paid for it. I now have to come up with a way to repay their kindness.
It is a 2012 Breezer Uptown 8 frame with a N360 CVT hub from breezer's uptown infinity line. Has rear rack, fenders, dyno + front and back lights. The grips are super comfy, it rides really really great, and i can now finally put my dead cruiser to rest in the recycling bin (or freecycle).
This is one of those moments when you find something you thought would be very cool but never actually exist or find.
The fenders and chainguard are polycarbonate, which is actually lighter than the current model's setup, which i believe is steel. I will keep an eye on them, as i know plastic, even polycarbonate, can age & such.
If you look at this link Breezer Bikes - Bike Archive | 2012 | Uptown 8 It looks green, but it's actually color changing metallic paint.... it changes from hunter green to a rich burgundy depending on angle.
It has different than stock tires, as you can see in the photo (stock are not reflective).
The lights are beyond anything i've seen on a store shelf, headlight has a really great pattern on the road and VERY bright. Tail light doubles as reflector when not lamp illuminated. There are connecting leads integrated with the fenders, which cuts down on wire clutter. The wires you do see are beefy and well secured tothe fenders and lights. All in all a solid package.
The bags are Trek interchange. The are amazing and expand quite a bit, they have reflective trim and integrated cover to protect it from the elements, mud, grit, rain, what have you. It also has a mesh helmet holder, which i think is awesome, especially if you wanna take it on a train or bus and need a hand free.
I took it for a real world ride all around town when i got it home from a farther grocery trip, and i am absolutely thrilled.
One thing i did change is i took the shock absorber seatpost off and put a rigid post on, making it easier to mount/dismount & maintain a comfortable geometry.
Reflective all over!!!
With big fat cushy cruiser seat. Swapped seatposts & now original seat is back on.
More photos in the daylight tomorrow!
Also, feel free to share your thoughts!!!!