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Old 11-06-15, 01:07 AM
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Detroit Bikes Type C - Singlespeed

A vintage single speed road bike? Detroit Bikes has released their forthcoming Type C on Kickstarter.

The company is known for manufacturing C&V bikes right here in the USA.

A worthy steed:

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Old 11-06-15, 08:07 AM
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The local bike shop sells Detroit bikes, but all I have seen are balloon tire cruisers. Maybe it is because they carry other bikes and don't want to compete between the brands for the same styles.

Edit: Just looked at the web site and saw that Detroit only makes two models. The single speed would be the third.

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When I look at that I bike the only thing that looks C&V to me is the stem.


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Old 11-06-15, 10:07 AM
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I, uh, think I agree with Bad Lag if I'm reading his post right. I don't see much C&V in this. It's a welded stove pipe frame. Even has a sloping top tube like a modern bike would.
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Not C, nor V.
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I, uh, think I agree with Bad Lag if I'm reading his post right. I don't see much C&V in this. It's a welded stove pipe frame. Even has a sloping top tube like a modern bike would.
They're actually chromoly frames not stove pipe.
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the single speed forum seems thoroughly underwhelmed as well: http://www.bikeforums.net/singlespee...gle-speed.html
- and, not so much a fan of Detroit City either, as far as I can discern.
I, personally, am happy to see Detroit Bikes expanding their line up. I wish them well. I like the image and the branding. I would not be opposed to buying one of the three speeds, or maybe a type-A frame set and building it up into a 8~10 speed IGH.
- agreed D.B. is not vintage. I hope they make it to Classic one day!
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They get straight gauge chromoly tubing in by the truck load. I've welded some of the stuff up at their shop. So no sewer pipe but it's not very C&V to me. Maybe a knock off sprung super padded Regal saddle or the fact they still use threaded 1" forks and headsets.

They also build the cruiser bikes for New Belgium as that's what they were setting up for when I was there. It's a cool little company and the starting part for TIG welder was pretty decent. Just wish I was closer because a three hour commute on a good day would get tiring really quick.

Though 300 bucks for a chromoly US built frame I think it's a pretty decent deal. Now they just need to build the forks also so the frame and fork are completely US made.

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Old 11-06-15, 11:16 AM
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If Adam Eldridge would move to Detroit, he'd bury them with his innovation.
Seems like Detroit is kind of on the "production" mindset but still "in the box."
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Now they just need to build the forks also so the frame and fork are completely US made.
Go for it. Do it out of your shed; be their 100% US contractor for forks.
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