A few weeks back we started to talk about consigning some used bikes here. We decided that if we did it we'd have to make sure that the bikes were something we could stand behind, bikes we'd be excited to pair with a new owner, bike that make sense for women's bodies.
And then, low and behold, this pretty little number showed up at our door. Meet our first consigned bicycle...
All the sexy details:
Sweetpea Bicycles First Edition Farmer's Market
Designed for bike activist, feminist, publisher, writer extraordinaire Elly Blue (who happens to be about 5'1") as a machine that could take on daily commuting, as well as weekend trips, bike moves, and even longer road rides. Comes equipped with custom built racks by Ahearne and hand built wheels by Sugar Wheels Works (back when they were still Epic).
Frame: Steel with fender and rack mounts, relaxed road/light touring design
Geometry: 46 cm center to top, 51 center to center actual, 27.5 inches/70cm stand over height
Wheels: 26" Velocity Synergy rims with 105 hubs
Racks: Custom, hand built, color-matched front rack by Joseph Ahearne, optional matching rear rack
Drive train: Shimano 105 2x10
Brakes: Tektro R556
Headset: Chris King 1" threadless
Stem: Thomson 90mm
Handlebar: 36cm Salsa Poco, short reach
Saddle: Comes with Saddle Library card ($25 value) so you can choose the one that perfect for you
Curious? Stop on by. Test rides are welcome and encourage. In the meantime, here are some more photos for you to drool over.