For what it is, the price is ok. Schwinn Cream is a few bucks cheaper though, but no full chain cover, and no rain proof brakes. There are plenty of comparable bikes that cost twice as much though.
probobly seeing how republic bikes suck(from what ive heard), this wouldnt be worth the money
that thing must weigh 40 pounds.
man, and i thought a 30 pound bike was heavy.
Just the way I like my women too; big, bulky, slow moving and sexy as hell!
Paint it olive drab, put a few flat black decals on it, and throw on a side car full of guns and it'd be cool.
- it looks a bit like a Dutch bike
- logo in frame
- chaincase is vinyl fabric stretched over a steel cage
- weighs as much as an actual Dutch bike, but lacks features like wired-in dyno and lighting
I was curious about these, too, considering how badly the bike-lover opinion goes against their fixed-gear bikes.
It's twice the cost of a Chinese 28" roadster, but in many ways better looking. Plus the shipping being included sweetens the deal a bit.
The Batavus and similar bikes have a vinyl cover to their chain cases.
(I saw a 60s Locomotief roadster in downtown Santa Cruz last month whose chaincase had a stainless zipper along the bottom!)
But it's probably not galvanized like a better Dutch bike frame, nor does it have any lighting setup.
My only beef is the One Size Fits All (people who are a lot shorter than me).
If any one gets a good look at one of these, or better yet, a test ride, please report back.
It'd be nice to know if these have any merit as a bike. As a marketing exercise, they're genius.
It's about time. Dutch bikes kick ass, look classy even after they're 20 years old and have paint peeling off and are damn useful.
This bike sucks, its formed from high tensile steel... the stiffness of the frame sucks and the welds are ****ty.
Republic bikes are a huge ripoff (considering the price). The thing is a boat anchor. You can find a bike of equal value at a garage sale for $10.
cool but possible chick bike only.
arent the majority of dutch bikes hi-ten? plus, i'm pretty sure all those commuters in that hilly as hell city amsterdam really care about how heavy their bikes are. that's why all the bikes locked up there are carbon fiber rocking campy 11 right?
the republic dutch is overpriced still (and the fabric crankcase is fail), but you can't complain about a cruiser being made out of hi-ten. the sweet fixie they had was an abomination, but this dutch bike is a little more proper in execution.