Retrospec Sid-7 Bike: Retrospec Siddhartha-7 bicycles are hand built for the commuter lifestyle with a lightweight tig-welded steel frame and an advanced component set that is ideal for riding around town, on the beach boardwalk, and for exercise.
The Diamond frame is designed for a perfect balance between comfort and performance. The steel tubing and progressive frame geometry are designed for an upright riding position enabling a softer ride than your typical city bike. Shimano 7-Speed Drivetrain is one of the best fixie bikes for longer distance riding as well as easier pedaling on hills. For your convenience the shifting mechanism is controlled via a grip-twister that allows you to shift gears without sacrificing control of the handlebars.
Standard on each of these fixed gear bicycles are Kenda Kwest Tires ($50 Value), the perfect hybrid/touring tire designed with smooth rounded tread with large water dispersion grooves. Many upgrades are also included such as front and rear fenders, vintage-style bullet headlamp (batteries not included), a mid-century bell, rear rack, and sealed bottom bracket. Upright handlebars will keep your eyes on the road while being easier on your back.
To insure that every component on your bicycle is working properly, Retrospec recommends that a qualified mechanic assemble all Retrospec bikes. Improper assembly of fixed gear bicycles may lead to premature wear or failure of individual components such as headsets, crank assembly, drivetrain, brakes, and wheels.