Step Thru 3-Speed

Lochside SKU: STBLK3i
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Step Thru 3-Speed

Lochside SKU: STBLK3i
Regular price $670.00
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Looking for comfort on your commute? If you're the type of cyclist who enjoys Sunday morning jaunts to the farmers market or park picnics, then the Lochside Step Thru is the bike for you! These Canadian designed bikes are functional, stylish, minimalist, and perfect for riding off into the sunset.

Following the geometry of a classic Dutch bike, the Lochside Step Thru puts you in the bolt-upright position favoured by European riders from Amsterdam to Copenhagen. It's super comfortable on short rides under 10km and lets you take in the sights and sounds of the world around you.

Loaded with features, the Step Thru at its heart is a strong Chromoly steel frame with durable double-walled wheels made for cities. The bike comes fully equipped with fenders, chain guard, kickstand and a beautiful high-polish rear rack. Finally, the 3-speed internal gear hub gives a nice range of gears for flatter or mildly sloped terrain, all in a sealed package that protects it from rain and foul weather. 

Though not quite as robust as our European produced Achielle or Fahrradmanufaktur bikes, it is the perfect bike if you ride primarily in the Spring, Summer or Fall. However, we do recommend indoor overnight storage to prevent issues like corrosion. Designed in Vancouver Island B.C., the Lochside Step Thru is made with a love of cycling that so many Canadians share.

  • Lochside Step Thru 3-Speed - Comfortable City Bike
  • Questions? Book a consultation with one of our City Bike experts 
  • Canadian bike brand out of Vancouver Island
  • Strong Chromoly steel frame and fork
  • High polished alloy rims are a strong double-walled design
  • Fully sealed bearings in front hub for durability
  • Low-maintenance Shimano 3-speed internal gear hub 
  • Comfy vegan leather grips
  • Wide leatherette saddle for superior comfort
  • Weight: 31 lbs 
LINUS DUTCHI 3-SPEED
FRAME
4130 Chromoly steel
FORK 4130 Chromoly steel
HEADSET 1" Alloy
STEM Alloy Quill 
HANDLEBAR Swept-back, polished aluminum
GRIPS Hand-stitched vegan leather, brown
SEATPOST Alloy, Adjustable 27.2
SEAT Wide touring saddle w/ springs, brown
FRONT BRAKE Alloy caliper
REAR BRAKE
Alloy caliper
BRAKE LEVERS Alloy
SHIFTER Shimano Nexus 3-speed twist shifter
FRONT HUB Aluminum alloy, sealed bearings, high flange
REAR HUB Shimano Nexus 3-speed
SPOKES 14G Stainless Steel, 36 Spokes
RIMS Lo-profile double-walled alloy
TIRES Kenda 700x32C
BOTTOM BRACKET Sealed cartridge
CRANKS
42T Lasco alloy crank
CHAIN Single speed
COGSET Sturmey-Archer 20T
PEDALS Alloy
KICKSTAND Alloy
CHAINGUARD & FENDERS

Steel fenders painted to match, alloy rear rack, half chain guard, reflectors and kickstand

 

LOCHSIDE STEP THRU 3-SPEED

FROM TO
SMALL / MEDIUM 5'0" 5' 10"

 

How is a city bike different from other types of bikes? 

Behind each bike lies a designer, and within each designer lie assumptions. The assumption of most North American bike designers is that people ride bikes for recreation, which usually involves a bike path, a country road, and several hours of spare time. The bikes that result from this assumption are usually hunched-over, have exposed oily drivetrains that require tighter athletic clothes, feature anywhere from 21 to 33 speeds, and aren’t usually made to be locked up to metal poles all day, especially in foul weather. A city bike is quite the opposite. Its position is gloriously upright, the chain is totally covered, you have all the gears you’d ever need (3-speeds for flatter terrain, 7 or 8-speeds for hills), and tough frames and sealed mechanisms to battle all kinds of weather.

Is a Step-thru for Women and a Roadster for Men?

Heck no! It’s the 21st century and anyone can ride either a Step-thru or a Roadster. The difference between the two is not gender, but position. A Step-thru has a remarkably high head-tube that raises the handlebar so the back is straight and the hips pointed forward. A Roadster has a much shorter headtube that positions the rider over the handlebars for more control, and the hips over the cranksets for more power.

How strong are the wheels and will I get a lot of punctures?

Wheels are always the first part to break on most bikes and these wheels are strong! All the city bikes we sell feature strong double-walled rims that are internally box-sectioned to handle streetcar tracks and potholes. They all feature strong stainless-steel spokes that can never rust. Alas, Lochside does not use the same puncture resistant tires found on our other brands.

What is an internal gear hub?

In Europe, a bike with an internal gear hub is what makes it a definitive city bike. Because the chain isn’t derailed up and down a set of external cogs (using a derailleur), the chain will never fall off again, and best of all, the chain can be covered so you can wear whatever you want. The gears are sealed inside the rear hub and they hold a tune two times longer than a derailleur, minimizing tune-ups and allowing you to store the bike outside throughout the winter problem-free.

How do I ensure my new bike won’t get stolen?

Estimates are that over 90% of bicycle theft is tied to cash-for-drugs and this (unfortunately) makes every bike a target. Make sure you buy a good U-lock or a chain and your bike will be safe.

What’s the warranty?

One year warranty for frame & fork, and 60 days on parts. Does not include wear and tear.

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