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If Achielle is the Vermeer of Dutch bikes then the Craighton is the Girl with a Pearl Earring. A true masterpiece of Dutch bikes. Hand-drawn tubes, hand-brazed, galvanized, hand-painted, and hand-assembled. Each step an accountability in the relentless pursuit of building investment-grade, lifetime products.

Our Achielle Craighton Transportfeits bikes all distinguishable from their double top tube which makes for a stiffer bike for carrying heavy loads. They have Shimano Nexus 8 speed gearing giving a massive range of gears in a weatherproof and maintenance free hub, Shimano roller brakes take care of the stopping without the need to ever change brake pads again, Shimano and Busch & Muller dynamo lighting so you are always safe and the rest of the finishing kit is all top drawer custom parts from Brooks leather saddle, stainless steel rims and the awesome Hebie Bipod double kickstand.

So, if you’re looking for a real Dutch bike? Look no further than Belgium and the stunning Achielle Craighton Transportfeits. Belgium has kept up the bicycle building tradition that much of Holland has lost to cost-cutting and overseas production.

About a century ago bicycles companies weren't much different than your local baker, there was one in each village and each one did things a bit differently. In Holland, these companies expanded to different provinces, then different countries, and each time this happened something essential was lost - quality being one. Not Achielle. They still hand build and assemble their bikes in Pittem, Belgium - and the Craighton is their masterpiece.

Thinking about buying an Achielle? Read our blog post Why Achielle? Live outside of Toronto? This product is supported by our direct-to-door Ride Out Of The Box™ delivery service. 


  • Hand brazed Chorus steel frame, galvanized and powder coated
  • Roadster frame with upright riding position.
  • Double top tube creates a stiffer bike for transporting heavier loads
  • Matching steel fenders, chain case and heavy duty rear pannier rack
  • Shimano 8 speed Nexus gears with twist shifter
  • Shimano Dynamo system with Spanninga Lights
  • Brooks B67 leather sprung saddle
  • Achielle leather grips
  • Van Schothorst stainless steel rims and spokes
  • Schwalbe Marathon Plus puncture proof tires 
  • Axa Defender wheel lock


ACHIELLE COMPANY HISTORY: Achielle have effectively been making bikes in the traditional way since 1946. Starting from humble beginnings in a family owned bicycle shop in Zwevezele to the present modern factory in Pittem (Egem). The inspiration for Achielle bicycles stems from the early 20th century dutch bikes and then combining these with modern technological advances. What makes Achielle truly unique is that all steel frames are still produced in our own factory. From steel tube to complete bicycle in one workshop. So, when Achielle say Handmade in Belgium. They mean from start to finish.



    FRAME Achielle CORUS Steel, hand-brazed, Galvanized
    FORK Achielle CORUS Steel, hand-brazed, Galvanized
    HEADSET 1" Alloy
    STEM Alloy Quill 25.4mm
    HANDLEBAR Custom bent alloy
    GRIPS Achielle leather with foam undercore
    SEATPOST Alloy Microadjust
    SEAT Brooks B67 Sprung Honey Brown
    BRAKES Shimano IM-45 Roller Brake
    BRAKE LEVERS Saccon (made in Italy)
    SHIFTER Shimano Nexus 8 rotary
    FRONT HUB Shimano DH-C6000 Dynamo 2.4W
    REAR HUB Shimano Nexus Internal 8 Speed 
    SPOKES Oversize 13G Stainless Steel, 36 Spokes
    RIMS Van Schothorst Stainless Steel
    TIRES Schwalbe Marathon Plus w/Reflective
    BOTTOM BRACKET Sealed Cartridge Bearing 68mm/105mm
    CRANKS 44T x 170mm Steel
    CHAIN Galvanized Steel
    COGSET 1/2" x 1/8" 21T
    PEDALS Wellgo 9/16" Alloy w/Rubber top
    KICKSTAND Hebie Double Kickstand (made in Germany)
    FRONT LIGHT B&M Lumotech Halogen
    REAR LIGHT Spanninga SPX w/Standlight
    RACK Lepper, EN certified (made in Holland)
    EXTRAS AXA Defender Wheel Lock

    Lepper Colour Matched Fenders (made in Holland)

    Achielle Custom Colour Matched Chain Guard



    53CM 5' 4" 5' 7"
    57CM 5' 8" 6' 1"
    61CM 6' 1" 6' 4"
    65CM 6' 4" 6' 7"


    This product is part of our exclusive Ride out of the Box shipping service. We professionally assemble and tune the bike, package it carefully for damage-free shipping (in a very large box - great for play-forts afterwards), and ship it through freight-lanes rather than courier-lanes to minimize transfer points and damages. You get a bike that is ready-to-ride and delivered right to your front door. Just select Canada or the US (above), click your province or state and there you are!


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