CLASSIC ROADSTER - 3 SPEED
The Simcoe Classic Roadster Three Speed is a Dutch bike for North America. Upright, comfortable and maintenance free but lighter and more agile. With a durable steel frame, a virtually maintenance free Shimano internal gear hub, and comfortable but speedy geometry fit for a Lieutenant-Governor, the Simcoe is a timeless city bike born right here in Toronto, Canada.
This is a ride that will brave every commute without complaint. When winter winds whip or rain comes down hard, the frame's rust-resistant coating will shrug it all off like a cool summer breeze. When the going gets tough, your Simcoe Roadster will always be tougher, all the while staying as strikingly stylish as ever.
- Comfortable roadster position but with a more agile and quick feel
- Hi-Tensile & Chromoly Steel frame = Comfortable
- Steel chain case and fenders keep your clothes clean
- Shimano 3 speed internal gears keep things simple and maintenance free
- Strong wheels for those potholes and OOOPS moments
- Powerful caliber brakes
- Rust resistant 4-layer paint work
- Full European rear rack sturdy enough for even the biggest shop (or even a mate)
|CLASSIC ROADSTER - 3 SPEED|
|FRAME||Hi-Tensile Steel with Chromoly seat tube|
|FORK||Hi-Tensile Steele with Chromoly steerer tube|
|PAINT||Rust-resistant phosphate base layer, two layer wet coat, ultra-durable polyurethane 30% semi-matte clearcoat|
|HEADSET||FSA TH-1150W Alloy/Steel|
|STEM||Kalloy AL-222, 25°rise, 25.4mm x 60mm length|
|HANDLEBAR||Alloy 35mm rise, 50° backsweep|
|SEATPOST||Kalloy SP-375, cold forged alloy, 27.2|
|SEAT||Vinyl with Springs|
|BRAKES||Tektro R369 Dual Pivot|
|BRAKE LEVERS||Tektro RX 1.0|
|SHIFTER||Shimano 3 speed Twist|
|FRONT HUB||Alloy, non-quick release|
|REAR HUB||Shimano Nexus 3|
|RIMS||Double wall, 36H - Polished finish, machined sidewalls|
|TIRES||Kenda K-West - 700 x 32c|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||FSA Cartridge Sealed|
|CRANKS||Samox SAC22, fluted arms, 46T|
|PEDALS||Wellgo LU-975, Rubber Top, Boron Axle|
|KICKSTAND||Classic single arm|
|RACK||Heavy Duty 16mm Steel, EN certified|
|FENDERS||Steel, painted to match, fluted with silver tip, single alloy stay, leather washers|
|CHAINGUARD||Steel, full clothing protection, painted to matched|
|CLASSIC ROADSTER - 3 SPEED||FROM||TO|
|MEDIUM - 20 Inches||5' 5"||5' 10"|
|LARGE - 22 Inches||5' 10"||6' 3"|
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.
What’s the difference between a brand like Simcoe and others you carry?
Simcoe was originally designed by Curbside employees to fill a hole in the market between heavy, four-season Dutch bikes and lightweight, two-season city bikes from California. Simcoe shares the same ethos of brands like Pelago and Fahrradmanufaktur: bikes designed for four-season durability yet light enough to lift indoors or take on longer rides. Frames are undercoated with rust-resistant base-layers and finished with anti-chip polyurethane top layers. Wheels are exceptionally strong. Chainguards cover the entire chain, not just half. And the ride quality – a perfect balance of handling and stability – is best-in-class.
Tell me more about this ride quality.
While traditional Northern European brands continue to use heavy steel frames and parts, newer brands like Pelago, Fahrradmanufaktur and Simcoe represent a global re-think on materials. Simcoe takes this a step further with geometry. Designed with an ex-Cervelo engineer, Simcoe lowers the riders center of gravity, activates power muscles in the legs for acceleration and climbing, and plants a stable footprint on the ground with uncompromised agility for contingent traffic environments.
Simcoe started at Curbside, so where is it now?
Simcoe was sold to Cycles Lambert, the second largest bicycle parts wholesaler in North America. They recognized Simcoe as a high integrity way to enter the new city bike market and they’ve managed to build it into something much bigger than we ever could.
Do you guys still have influence on the brand?
Yep. We have a direct line.
I’m a bit confused on what a “classic” 3-speed is and a “deluxe” 3-speed is…
Easy! The 3-speed classic has steel fenders and chainguard that add weight (and can rust) while the 3-speed deluxe has lighter (and rust-resistant) fenders and chainguard. The Classic has strong 36 hole double walled wheels while the Deluxe has super strong 36 hole double walled wheels with thicker spokes, eyeletted rims and machined side walls for improved braking. The classic is great for two-season cyclists and the deluxe is perfect for three-season cyclists. Note: the deluxe also uses Kevlar-belted puncture-resistant tires with reflective sidewalls.
Is a Step-thru for Women and a Roadster for Men?
Heck no! It’s the 21 st 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. The Deluxe Simcoe 3-speed uses Kevlar-belted Kenda Kwest tires.
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. You can read more about bike theft here.
What’s the warranty?Lifetime warranty for manufacturer defects on frame and fork, one year on parts. Does not include wear and tear.
Did you know we ship bikes completely built and ready to ride? Our bikes are shipped Ride Out Of The Box meaning they are professionally tuned and delivered - worry free. Your bike will arrive at your door step with any accessories installed, so you can ride it right out of the box!
READY TO RIDE
Want to know how much shipping will cost? Just tell us where its going!