The Boston Roadster is my best equipped, all around bicycle. This bike fills a void in the bike industry with its usefulness and style.
This is a complete production bike [that is still made one at a time by me] that comes in 23 sizes from 46cm to 68cm in 1 cm increments [specs and full parts list below], and has proportionate stem and crank lengths. The frame is built out of True Temper butted steel tubing [all frames have proportionate tube diameters for the size of frame] and equipped with a Tange uni-crown fork [threadless 1 1/8″]. The bike is fully equipped with everything you need to get around town safely. It has Salsa rims laced with Shimano hub dynamo lighting with Halogen lights, a Shimano Nexus premium 8 speed hub, black plastic fenders, a Bell, Panaracer 70 x 32mm tires, kickstand, chain guard, rear rack and a Brooks saddle to complete the package and all this for only $1,995.00
Everything that you need to know about this bike and fitting yourself up is listed here on this page. This bike is my best deal and is a great value. I have a list of Q & A’s at the bottom.
To fit yourself for a Boston Roadster you will need to measure your pubic bone height. You will need to do this with loose shorts, a metric tape measure, two paint sticks and a friend to help you. Take your shoes off and stand straight with your feet apart about 250mm. Sandwich tape between paint sticks, hold at either end and pull up tight into your crotch while your friend pulls tape to the ground and measures. Take this number and multiply by 66% and this will give a seat tube measurement. Take this same measurement, but with your shoes on to get a frame stand-over height. Go to the frame chart [specs and stand-over are listed] to determine which bike size will suit you best [it will be one of two sizes]. Bigger frames get the bars higher, smaller frames might be better for stand-over clearance. I have proportionate stems assigned to each size. If you feel that you have a longer or shorter torso then request a stem that is longer or shorter than the one listed for the frame size you have chosen.
· Myricle brass duet bell.
· Shimano Deore levers.
· Cane Creek S-3 cartridge bearing headset 1 1/8″ threadless.
· Sugino XD crank with Salsa 38T ring [165mm, 170mm &175mm]
· Shimano UN-54 sealed bearing BB
· KMC Stainless steel.
· Salsa shaft seat post
· Brooks B-17 saddle [Black or Honey]
· Salsa Delgado rims 32/36 hole.
· DT spokes 14G.
· Panaracer T-Serve messenger belted 700x32mm tires [or 35mm tires]
· Shimano premium Dyno hub with QR 32 hole.
· Shimano Nexus 8 speed premium hub with 21T cog.
· Planet bike full coverage fenders [black].
· Chrome chain guard with welded mounts.
· Greenfield kickstand with rubber foot.
· Shimano headlamp & Battery tail lamp on fender.
· MKS touring pedals.
. Rear rack