Gorgeous city bicycle. Handmade in Belgium. Classic Dutch look and superb quality. Exclusively at Rothar.
This city bike is glorious: upright, the chain is totally covered, you have all the gears you’d ever need (3-speeds for flatter ground, 7 or 8-speeds for hills), and tough frames and sealed mechanisms to battle all kinds of weather.
The Basil is a bike that puts the traditional Dutch bike on a diet, reducing weight and adding a slight sporty feel to increase distance and speed over sprawl and hills. And yet, it keeps the essentials - it is designed to weather storms, floods and winter, from the internal gears and front / rear drum brakes to the chip and rust resistant frame.
Please note Achielle has a several month waiting list, but we carry stock and have choice of colours and sizes amongst the range.
SPECS - MOST MODELS (Choose them here - the price will change accordingly)
|FRAME||Achielle CORUS Steel, hand-brazed, Powder Coated (made in Belgium)|
|FORK||Achielle CORUS Steel, hand-brazed, Powder Coated (made in Belgium)|
|STEM||Stainless Steel Quill 25.4|
|HANDLEBAR||Chrome-plated steel, custom bend|
|GRIPS||Herrmans (made in Finland)|
|BRAKE LEVERS||Saccon (made in Italy)|
|FRONT HUB||Alloy, sealed|
|REAR HUB||Sturmey Archer 3-Speed / Nexus 3 or 8 speed|
|SPOKES||13G Stainless Steel, 36 Spokes|
|RIMS||Rigida Alloy 36H eyeleted (made in Holland)|
|TIRES||Schwalbe Delta Cruiser / Marathon Plus|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||Sealed Cartridge 68mm/105mm|
|CRANKS||44T x 170mm Steel|
|COGSET||1/2" x 1/8" 21T|
|PEDALS||Wellgo 9/16" Alloy w/Rubber top|
|KICKSTAND||Altman Steel (made in Sweden)|
|CHAINGUARD & FENDERS||Lepper (made in Holland)|
The bike will be available for pick-up during our opening hours, Tuesday - Saturday from 10am to 6pm. We would generally have the bike ready within 24 to 48 hours.
Please note this does not apply to e-bikes, cargo bikes and Achielle bikes. Bikes for Home Assembly will be shipped within 1-2 working days. We recommend you get the bike professionally assembled.
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If you want to buy this bike with the bike to work scheme, please send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org with the model of the bike you want, its size, its colour, and a list of accessories if any. We will then send you an invoice that will be processed by your employer.
More info on the bike to work scheme here