Want a classy and inexpensive way around town without the hassle of derailleurs? No, not in a fixed gear or track bike, in a cruiser. Linus Bikes have addressed that demand and like wildfire, their bikes are spreading from California all the way across the US. More and more shops have started to carry these affordible cruisers. While I was in Venice last week, I swung through the Linus shop and took a few photos.
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Say you’ve got a friend who just moved to your city and while they’re not sold on riding a fixed around but they don’t want to spend a ton of money on a city bike. If they can spare $389, then they can afford the Linus Roadster Classic.
Maybe they want to have the option of gears. While derailleurs are often banged up in lugging your bike up and down stairs, the Roadster Sport offers a 3-speed internal hub. It’s also outfitted with a rack and fenders for around $555.
Like any bike purchased from a local bike shop, the Linus bikes can be accessorized with a number of components. Lights, new saddles, bags, racks. You name it. While these might not be for you or me, I’m sure someone you know would be interested!
Call your local shop today and see if they’ve got them in stock. In NYC, Bicycle Habitat’s your spot, in Philly, try Bicycle Revolutions and in San Diego, call up Velo Cult. Carry Linus Bikes in your shop? Leave a note in the comments.