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Monday, April 29, 2013

Civilian Corduroy Rebel

Civilian Corduroy Rebel.  Credit: RideCVLN.com
Civilian's Corduroy Rebel features a Gates carbon belt drive with a Shimano Alfine 8-speed internal hub. The 2012 model is on sale for $700 at competitivecyclist.com.

I discovered Civilian after repeatedly passing this beautiful chrome-fendered bike locked up on the street:

A Civilian fixie (Hustle). Photo by freewheel.
Who/what is Calvin?  Eventually I snapped the above picture and investigated. I learned that CVLN stands for "Civilian," not "Calvin."

 Civilian was started by Tyson Hart in 2005, in a garage, as all great start-ups seem to be. Hart designs bikes with "clean lines, smart styling, and unique features."  All Civilian models have "clean lines" and therefore are pretty to look at.  Here is how Civilian describes the Corduroy Rebel:

Whether you're a 700-square foot apartment dweller or a suburbanite with a 700-square foot garage, you'll love the functional and commuter-friendly no grease, no noise Gates Carbon Belt Drive.  Paired with the Shimano Alfine 8-spd internally-geared hub and disc brakes, the maintenance on the Corduroy Rebel drops to new zero.

Comes with fenders and chainguard.  Very nice.  Here are the specs:

FRAME
HART DESIGN STEEL TUBESET - ENGLISH 68MM BB, SLIDING DROPOUTS, 135MM REAR SPACING
 
FORK
HART DESIGN STEEL UNICROWN - 1 1/8" STEERER, DOUBLE EYELET DROPOUTS
 
HEADSET
TANGE SEIKI ER-2
 
WHEELS
JALCO DM21, 32H RIMS / SHIMANO ALFINE 8-SPD REAR HUB / JOY-TECH FRONT HUB
 
TIRES
CST C1605, 700X32c
 
SHIFT / BRAKE LEVER
SHIMANO ALFINE 8-SPD REVO SHIFTER / PROMAX BL-53 BRAKE LEVERS
 
BRAKE
TEKTRO LYRA
 
CRANKSET
LASCO ALLOY, BCD 130MM W/GATES 50T CDC BELT-DRIVE PULLEY
 
REAR COGS
GATES CDX FOR ALFINE
 
BOTTOM BRACKET
SQUARE TAPER
 
STEM
TRANZ-X 6061 ALUMINUM, 25.4MM BAR BORE
 
HANDLEBAR
PROMAX ALLOY, 540MM WIDTH, 40MM RISE
 
SADDLE
VELO SUEDED
 
SEATPOST
KALLOY ONE-BOLT RADIUSSED TOP, 27.2MM X 350MM
 
GRIP/TAPE
PROPALM LEATHER DONUT, LOCK-ON
 
ACCESSORIES
ALLOY HAMMERED FENDERS / ALLOY CHAINGUARD


 Civilian offers the Corduroy Rebel in six different sizes.  Here is the geometry (click for big):


                 A    B      C  D  E       F        G

XS/49.5 51 9 70 43 29” 71° 74°
S/52 53.5 10.6 70 43 30” 71.5° 73.5°
M/55 56 12.3 65 43 31.4” 72° 73°
L/57 57.5 14.5 65 43 32.3” 72° 73°
XL/59 59 16.2 65 43 33.2” 72.5° 72.5°
XLT/62 61 19.5 65 43 34.5” 72.5° 72°