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Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Bikes: '81 & '09 Phoenix rod brake roadster cargo bike, '08 Santa Cruz Superlight, Jamis Eclipse
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Looking for a good frame for upright belt drive IGH dynamo drum brake awesome bike
I wasn't sure where to post this question, so I'll start here.
I've been imagining a perfect city bike/grocery getter, but I'm not sure how to realize this bike. Maybe it exists already?
I'm looking for a bike with relaxed angles, upright riding position, probably a sprung saddle, north road bars (or similar), internally geared hub ~7-8 gears, front dynamo hub with drum brake, and if I get really crazy I'd go for a belt drive.
Any thoughts? Build my own? Is there a bike like this out there? The Civilian Corduroy Rebel is pretty close. Disc brakes aren't much for me, but I could probably handle that. It doesn't have the swept back bars. Anyone know if putting on north bars and a sprung saddle would work on a bike like that? I'd be changing the riding position quite a bit, and I'm not sure if that would be comfortable?
Here is one:
Civilian Corduroy Rebel - 2013
Fenders probably, front and rear racks.