Bike Your Drive!
Sep 23rd 2009
By: RL Policar
Urbana Bikes out of Canada was featuring their new bikes.
September 23rd, 2009 at 15:32
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Nice Bikes,easy to get on and off if you have a Heavy Load on the Carrier due to the Step Through Design. Could do with a Hub Dynamo for Nightime. Why is it that a lot of Manufacturers do not Produce Bikes with Hub Dynamo’s.Do they not think you do not use a Bike at Night. It is mostly European Bikes that have these. Any time you go to use a Bike at Night the Lamp invariably Needs New Batteries due to it being Dim and ready to go out.
It could also do with a Front Carrier for carrying Stuff or even a Basket,otherwise it is a good City Bike.
September 23rd, 2009 at 16:13
What, no Bikecommuters.com “splash screen” to start the videos? I am APPALLED.
That’s got to be the very first time I’ve heard a rear rack described as “laterally stiff”.
September 23rd, 2009 at 18:30
I forgot to mention it needs a Chain Guard and also a Coat or Skirt Guard to keep the Mud from going on the Business Suit. It could also do with a decent Transport Style Kick Stand instead of the Flimsy one Leg Type on it. If you come out of the Supermarket and put your Shopping on the Carrier/s front and rear you need a Strong Stand to hold up the Bike from Wobbling over.
I hope the Bikes are made of good Quality Steel and not Flimsy Material that Rusts to bits after awhile.
September 24th, 2009 at 04:54
Jack, what flimsy materials would you make it out of that would rust? Al doesn’t rust and I don’t anyone that makes bikes out of iron.
September 24th, 2009 at 12:59
Needs a Bikecommuters review….
Introducing: Urbana Bikes | Bike Commuters
March 2nd, 2010 at 22:29
[...] We first covered Urbana at Interbike 2009 and it looks like their concept made it to market as-is. Sometimes, you get a watered down product once it hits mass production. I’m happy to say I have the real deal in my hot little hands. I haven’t tried putting the entirety of my clydesdale weight on the rear rack, but I’m pretty sure it would support it. [...]
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