On our last BFOC group ride, we had all ranges of bicycles in the mix. From retro cruisers, to recumbants, and from high end road bikes, to entry level mountain bikes. The one that caught my eye the most was an American made version of a European styled city bike. Sure they’re heavy, slow, and a bit clunky to handle, but they’re made for one thing: comfort.
My wife and I own several bikes and use them for various different means, but the one I have yet to add to my collection is a good solid city bike. These are the standard bicycles seen in cities with extremely large populations of cyclists. The above is the latest object of my affection…the Velorbis Scrap Deluxe. All steel frame, enclosed hub gears, and those beautiful big fat blond balloon tires had me drooling from the first time I laid eyes on it. Sadly, they only appear to be available on the Coasts, but if a local bike shop ever shows interest in importing one, I want it to be known that BFOC would be happy to have the first test drive and would be more than willing to write a glowing review. hint, hint.