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Linus Roadster Classic

Linus Roadster ClassicThe Linus Roadster Classic caught our eye. It’s a great looking coaster-brake singlespeed that retails for an amazing $359. It comes in two sizes—51 or 58, and three colors—black, cream and metallic blue. Also pictured behind the Roadster are the Linus panniers, which roll up and feature a shoulder strap for use off the bike.

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  1. Nate LulekSeptember 24, 2009 at 9:50 am

    I like the idea of their line-up, but all their frames are hi-ten steel! I love cycling, but I have owned a few hi-ten framed bikes and they do not have the longevity of a chromoly frame. The hi-ten keeps the price down, I understand that, but people will not be happy when their frames start breaking somewhere down the line.

  2. TerrySeptember 24, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Tilt the handlebars down a bit at the back and the hands will fit better.

  3. NathanSeptember 24, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    I like the look. The tubing diameter is not oversized. It has a relatively decent price too. I should add a coaster brake bike to my collection for kicks. With that said however this bike still falls short in so many ways. With $250 or less you could build up a coaster brake vintage Peugeot, Raleigh, or variety of old Lugged frames. Preferably one that had cable clamps and take em off for a clean look. That would have some soul power!

    Cause this got no soul power.

  4. Build Lesson #2 « The Front BrakeSeptember 24, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    [...] From one of my new favorite blogs, here’s basically what I want to accomplish, new, for 359 bucks…paint and all. [...]

  5. freewheelSeptember 25, 2009 at 7:16 am

    Do they have vendors lined up? I didn’t see any info on their website about how you would go about buying one of these models.

    Nate – actually, hi-ten steel is extremely durable.

  6. CarolineSeptember 25, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Is the lime green bike in your Day 1 dump photos (the first one) a Linus bike as well?

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