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Linus: Gaston 3 spd- 2017
Linus: Gaston 3 Speed- 2017
THE CAFÉ RACER
Made from 4130 Chromoly for a stiffer, lighter frame and fork. The wrapped leather bar tape will age and patina beautifully with time, and the downtube shifter reduces handlebar clutter. Classy and sporty all in one bike.
Medium: Fits most riders 5'4" - 5'9"
Large: Fits most riders 5'9" - 6'2"
We apply a second layer of protective clear coat to the paint. It’s more work for us but it makes the paint stronger and more resilient for you. Two coats are better than one.
Wherever possible, we’ve chosen to make all the nuts, bolts, and washers on our bikes out of stainless steel. Stainless is much more resistant to rust than your typical chrome plated hardware. This small detail extends the life of your bike and helps to preserve its good looks.
The flat surface of a head set is a place where water often settles and over time rust develops. That why we chose to make our sets out of aluminum so they don’t rust.
This bike has sealed bearings in the front hub. The advantages of sealed bearings over loose bearings are less friction, no maintenance, and more resistant to grit, grime and weather, making for smooth rides and extending the life of the bike.
We use 13 Gauge stainless steel spokes on the rear wheel because they are thicker and stronger than the standard 14 Gauge. Stronger spokes make stronger wheels, which is great when carrying extra weight like groceries or toddlers over bumpy city streets.
Reflective Tire Wall
This bike has reflective tire walls, greatly enhancing your visibility at night. You can see quite clearly that without the reflective tire wall, a bike is nearly invisible on a dark street.
This bike is internally geared, which means you have the benefit of multiple gears but without a cumbersome deraileur. For city riding Internal gears have many advantages. They are extremely reliable, require very little maintenanace, you can shift without pedaling, and they're very to use.
|FRAME SIZE:||Medium: 51cm|
|STANDOVER HEIGHT:||Medium: 76cm|
|EFFECTIVE TOP TUBE LENGTH:||Medium: 55.5 cm|
|Large: 59.5 cm|
|WEIGHT:||Medium: 14.5kg / 32lbs|
|Large: 14.7kg / 32.4lbs|
|FRAME:||4130 chromoly frame|
|FORK:||4130 chromoly fork|
|HEADSET:||1" alloy top/steel base|
|CRANKSET:||3-piece forged aluminum crank, 170mm, 46T chainring, alloy chainguard|
|SHIFTER:||Sturmey Archer down tube shifter|
|FRONT HUB:||Sealed bearings, aluminum, 36H|
|REAR HUB:||Sturmey Archer 3-speed, freewheel hub|
|COG:||Sturmey Archer 18T|
|CHAIN:||KMC 410, CP|
|SPOKES:||14 gauge stainless steel w/ brass / CP nipples front, 13 gauge stainless steel w/brass/CP nipples rear|
|RIM:||Double walled, alloy rims|
|TIRES:||Linus "Elysian" cream, 700x32C with reflective stripe|
|BRAKE LEVERS:||Tektro alloy|
|FRONT BRAKES:||Tektro R369 alloy dual pivot caliper brakes with quick release|
|REAR BRAKES:||Tektro R369 alloy dual pivot caliper brakes with quick release|
|HANDLEBAR:||Custom bend polished aluminum handlebar, 590mm x 190mm wide, 25.4mm center clamp|
|GRIPS:||Hand-stitched genuine brown leather|
|STEM:||Alloy road quill, 100mm x 150mm, 18d rise|
|SEAT POST AND SIZE:||Alloy, adjustable, 25.4mm|
|SADDLE:||Touring brown leatherette saddle|
|EXTRAS:||Front and rear reflectors, mid-century brass bell, alloy kickstand|
|GASTON FRAME HEIGHT RECOMMENDATIONS:||Medium: 5'4" - 5'9" / 162.5cm - 175.2cm|
|Large: 5'9" - 6'2" / 175.2cm - 187.9cm|
*Note: Some riders may be a little outside these height range recommendations but prefer the feel of a larger or smaller size. Stand over height measurement is not as important as how the bike geometry feels while it is being ridden. As long as the rider can reach the ground while sitting on the saddle, even if it's just their toes, this size will be compatible with their height.
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