February 14.12 – Maartje’s Commuter

Maartje is a lucky girl this Valentines with her boyfriend having commissioned this beautiful step through commuter for her. Hope you’re happy with it Maartje!

Maartje’s old bike was nick named the “Truck” and a very fitting name for it, a big, heavy, Dutch style bike. She loved it, but it was time for her to get something a little bit lighter and faster, something that would deal with the commute but also a bike that would allow her and a her boyfriend to go off on light touring holidays. Maartje liked the Trucks sit up and beg style and its load carrying ability and she new that she wanted a super clean and minimal design from her new one, this bike is about simplicity and function.

The frame is built from Reynolds 631 and features full internal cable routing with the rear brake being routed right the way through and up and out of the disc brake stay support. The forks also feature internal cabling. We used Paragon sliding dropouts to allow easy wheel removal knowing that the belt will always be at the correct tension.

The bike runs a belt driven Alfine 11 hub, Avid BB7 cable discs, Paul levers, ladies B17 saddle, Nitto Northroad bars, with a selection of Velo Orange parts to finish as well as a colour matched Tubus rear rack.

Many happy miles Maartje…

More pics in the Gallery.