Retrospec Venus-3 Step-Thru Three-Speed City Bike

Retrospec Bicycles

Featuring a classic step-thru shape for effortless mounting and dismounting -- regardless of attire -- this mid-century city cycle is simplicity evolved.
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The Venus three speed step-thru city bike takes the classic step-thru silhouette and combines it with top-of-the line, industry-renowned components. With three speeds, there’s even less you can’t do with this bike.

Sturmey Archer has been in the game for a very long time. They’ve been building top-of-the-line drivetrains and derailleurs for over 113 years. The three-speed internal hub protects fragile elements from damage and dirt. This means less maintenance throughout the lifetime of your bike.

The RevoShift grip shifter makes switching gears as easy as 1, 2, 3. The handlebar-integrated grip shifter is intuitive and allows you to shift gears without compromising your safety or focus. With your hands always on the handlebars, you can also be more prepared to brake quickly if necessary.

The downward angled top tube of the step-thru frame creates a shorter standover height, making mounting and dismounting easier. Though originally designed for women sporting Victorian-era hoop skirts and intricately layered dresses, the step-thru frame has gained popularity among both men and women for its ease of use and comfortable riding. The progressive frame geometry is designed for an upright riding position, which is more comfortable and better for your back. The high-tensile strength steel frame is hand-built and tig-welded for increased durability during daily use.

Venus city bikes take a page out of the Pleasantville playbook. A chrome headlight, mid-century bell, matching fenders, and polished rear rack evoke a specific nostalgia circa 1955. Ride comfortably on plush vegan grips and saddle. Front and rear brakes keep you safe and keep you in control of your ride, speed, and stopping. The Venus city bike is also equipped with Kenda commuter tires for good grip, even when it’s wet. The water dispersion grooves allow liquid to travel through the channels of the tread without reducing traction.

We strongly suggest that you take your bike to a professional bicycle mechanic to be built and/or checked out. Incorrect assembly of your bike could result in premature wear and/or failure of individual components. The brakes and derailleurs are not yet set up and need to be properly adjusted in order to stop and shift correctly.

Included Accessories: Chainguard, Center Mount Kickstand, Classic Bell, Vintage Style Bullet Head Lamp, Fenders, Tools
Frame: Lightweight Hand-Built Step-Thru High-Tensile Strength Steel Frame with Rack and Fender Braze-Ons
Fork: Lightweight Hand-Built Classic Urban Fork
Bottom Bracket: Neco Sealed Cartridge Bearing 110.5mm
Headset: Neco 1"
Handlebar: Alloy Riser City Bars 620mm, 60mm rise, 15° sweep, 25.4 Center
Stem: Alloy 30 Degrees Rise, 25.4 Clamp, 1" Quill Stem
Grips: Extra-Soft Brown Rubber
Shifter: Shimano 3-Speed RevoShift Grip-Twist Shifter
Brake & Lever: Alloy Dual Caliper Brake & Alloy Four Finger Lever
Rims: 700c Stars Double-Wall Alloy Rim 30mm with Eyelets 32H w/ Machined Sidewall
Front Hub: 32H with Quick Release Hubs
Rear Hub: Sturmey Archer Three-Speed Internal with Freewheel
Tires: Kenda Commuter 700 x 32c, Gumwall
Tubes: Kenda 700 x 32c, Presta Valve
Crank: Protek Alloy 170mm, 44T Chainring
Chain: KMC Z410, 1/2x1/8"
Seat Post: Alloy 25.4 x 300mm
Seat Clamp: Alloy 28.6
Saddle: Synthetic Leather
Pedals: Urban Pedal Alloy 9/16"
Recommended Weight Limit: 220 LBS

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