A.N.T. Boston Roadster

A.N.T. Boston Roadster. Available directly from A.N.T. for $1,995.00 plus shipping. Also available, completely assembled, at Hiawatha Cyclery in Minneapolis (call 612-727-2565 for price).A.N.T. (Alternative Needs Transportation), founded and run by a guy named Mike in the Boston area, makes handcrafted, custom bikes. Certainly, a bike from A.N.T. costs more than a mass-produced, factory model […]

Van Dessel Country Road Bob

Country Road Bob by Van Dessel Sports. MSRP is $900. Bicycling.com has a review of the Country Road Bob, with video, here.Customer reviews on amazon.com .2008 Specs:Frame: 7005 Alloy; fender/rack ready with large tire clearanceSizes: 50, 53, 56, 59, 62Brakes: Tektro ORYXHandlebars: Ritchey BioMaxChainring: 38TFreewheel/fixed flip-flop hubs: 15TTires: 700 x 32c slicksIf you have any […]

Schwinn Coffee Cruiser

Schwinn Coffee Cruiser. Available at Performance Bikes for $250. May also be available at your local Wal-Mart.2008 Specs:Frame: 700c Schwinn Classic SportCrankset: One piece, 46TPedals: Schwinn Bowtie cruiserFreewheel: 22TRims: Alloy 700c 36HHubs: SRAM I-motion, 3-spd with coaster brakeHandlebar: Low rise sportSaddle: Schwinn sport saddleChainguardRear rackFenders: steelIf you have any feedback on the Schwinn Coffee, please […]

Masi Speciale SoulVille

Masi Speciale SoulVille. Available at City Bikes (in both colors) for $770. Masi, famous for its racing bikes, appears to be reaching out to the everyday commuter. Some online commentary about this model: Masi Guy Bicycle Retailer News Bike Hugger 2008 Specs Frame: Double-butted ChroMo steel w/ rack & fender mounts (14, 16, 18, 20)Color(s): […]

Masi Speciale Commuter

Masi Speciale Commuter. Available in some sizes at City Bikes for $679.99.Masi, famous for its racing bikes, appears to be reaching out to the everyday commuter.Some online commentary about this model:CycleliciousCommute By Bike2008 SpecsFrame: Double-butted ChroMo steel w/ rack & fender mounts (49, 51, 53, 56, 58, 60)Color: Root BeerChainring: Alloy 42TFreewheel: Shimano MX30 16THub: […]

Sun Cayne Uno

Cayne Uno by Sun Bicycles. Photo by Richard Masoner. Retail price unknown. Sun Bicycles of Miami has already carved out several niches for itself with well-crafted, affordable cruisers, adult tricycles (don’t mock it unless you’ve tried it), tandems, folding bikes, and even unicycles. Now it has come out with its “Cayne” line of “urban” bikes […]

Sun Cayne Cykel

Cayne Cykel by Sun Bicycles. Photo by Richard Masoner. According to Richard, the Cykel retails for about $450.Sun Bicycles of Miami has already carved out several niches for itself with well-crafted, affordable cruisers, adult tricycles (don’t mock it unless you’ve tried it), tandems, folding bikes, and even unicycles. Now it has come out with its […]

Kona Ute

Kona Ute. Available at Big Wheel Bikes or Oasis Bike Works (Fairfax, Va.).I haven’t been able to obtain a price from an LBS, but these appear to go for around $900. Another option would be to convert your existing bike into a long tail via xtracycle. The long tail concept is perfect for those who […]

Raleigh One Way

Raleigh One Way – $709.99 at Laurel Bicycle CenterGive Raleigh credit for spotting potential in the market. They must have noticed all the city folk getting around on beat-up fixed gear and singlespeed conversions. This is not a track bike like the Bianchi Pista. The One Way is designed for the streets – fenders, wider […]

Electra Amsterdam

Electra Amsterdam Classic – available at Big Wheel Bikes.IMPORTANT UPDATE: THIS BIKE HAS BEEN RECALLED!Electra calls the Amsterdam “style and speed running hand in hand through a field of tulips.”These photos are from bikeportland.org, which also has a review of the Electra Amsterdam.2008 Specs:High-tensile steel frame, lugged forkSaddle: retro leatherette with steel springsShimano Nexus Internal […]