Cooper Bikes Oporto
Cooper Bikes was founded by the son of the namesake of the Mini Cooper cars many are familiar with. Their latest bike is the $1700 Oporto, a lugged step through frame built with Reynolds steel tubing and a Sturmey-Archer 5-speed internal drivetrain. The racks and fenders make it ready for the commute right out of the shop, and the Brooks leather saddle and grips give ti the touch of class that so many are looking for. It is certainly not an entry level bike, more for the city rider that has already realized the benefits of pedaling for transport and sees value in quality parts and construction, both in ride quality and day-in, day-out longevity. See www.cooperbikesusa.com for more info.