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Gaston 3 SPD

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  • Regular price $900.00


DESCRIPTION:

GASTON 3

Finally an internally geared bike without the twist shifter. This gutsy 3 speed shifts from the down tube and with its wrapped leather bar tape and matching saddle it's a very snappy dresser indeed. The Chromoly frame and fork have all the necessary eyelets to mount racks and fenders.

 

DETAILS:

Sealed Bearings

This bike has sealed bearings in the front hub. The advantages of sealed bearings over loose bearings are less friction, no maintenance, and more resistant to grit, grime and weather, making for smooth rides and extending the life of the bike.

Spoke

They use 13 Gauge stainless steel spokes on the rear wheel because they are thicker and stronger than the standard 14 Gauge. Stronger spokes make stronger wheels, which is great when carrying extra weight like groceries or toddlers over bumpy city streets.

Hardware

Wherever possible, they’ve chosen to make all the nuts, bolts, and washers on their bikes out of stainless steel. Stainless is much more resistant to rust than your typical chrome plated hardware. This small detail extends the life of your bike and helps to preserve its good looks.

Headset

The flat surface of a head set is a place where water often settles and over time rust develops. That’s why they chose to make their sets out of aluminum so they don’t rust.

Internal Gears

This bike is internally geared, which means you have the benefit of multiple gears without a cumbersome derailleur. For city riding, internal gears have many advantages. They are extremely reliable, require very little maintenance, you can shift without pedaling, and they're very easy to use.

Paint

They applied a second layer of protective clear coat to the paint. It’s more work for them but it makes the paint stronger and more resilient for you. Two coats are better than one.

Reflective Tire Wall

This bike has reflective tire walls, greatly enhancing your visibility at night. You can see quite clearly that without the reflective tire wall, a bike is nearly invisible on a dark street.

 

SPECIFICATIONS:

FRAME SIZE:

Medium: 51cm

Large: 59cm

STANDOVER HEIGHT:

Medium: 76cm

Large: 83cm

EFFECTIVE TOP TUBE LENGTH:

Medium: 55.5 cm

Large: 59.5 cm

WEIGHT:

Medium: 14.5kg / 32lbs

Large: 14.7kg / 32.4lbs

FRAME: 4130 chromoly frame

FORK: 4130 chromoly fork 

HEADSET: 1" alloy top/steel base 

BB SET: Cartridge 

CRANKSET: 3-piece forged aluminum crank, 170mm, 46T chainring, alloy chainguard 

SHIFTER: Sturmey Archer down tube shifter 

FRONT HUB: Sealed bearings, aluminum, 36H 

REAR HUB: Sturmey Archer 3-speed, freewheel hub 

COG: Sturmey Archer 18T 

CHAIN: KMC 410, CP 

SPOKES: 14 gauge stainless steel w/ brass / CP nipples front, 13 gauge stainless steel w/brass/CP nipples rear 

RIM: Double walled, alloy rims 

TIRES: Linus "Elysian" cream, 700x32C with reflective stripe 

BRAKE LEVERS: Tektro alloy 

FRONT BRAKES: Tektro R369 alloy dual pivot caliper brakes with quick release 

REAR BRAKES: Tektro R369 alloy dual pivot caliper brakes with quick release 

HANDLEBAR: Custom bend polished aluminum handlebar, 590mm x 190mm wide, 25.4mm center clamp 

GRIPS: Hand-stitched genuine brown leather 

STEM: Alloy road quill, 100mm x 150mm, 18d rise 

SEAT POST AND SIZE: Alloy, adjustable, 25.4mm 

SADDLE: Touring brown leatherette saddle 

PEDALS: Alloy pedals 

FENDERS: N/A 

EXTRAS: Front and rear reflectors, mid-century brass bell, alloy kickstand 

GASTON FRAME HEIGHT RECOMMENDATIONS:

Medium: 5'4" - 5'9" / 162.5cm - 175.2cm

Large: 5'9" - 6'2" / 175.2cm - 187.9cm

 

 

*Note: Some riders may be a little outside these height range recommendations but prefer the feel of a larger or smaller size. Stand over height measurement is not as important as how the bike geometry feels while it is being ridden. As long as the rider can reach the ground while sitting on the saddle, even if it's just their toes, this size will be compatible with their height.

 

 

 



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