The New Roadster
by Brian Miller
High power and Sharp handling
A resurrected classic design for urban exploration
I have wanted to build a classic Roadster for
quite a while. This twitchy criterium frame
may not have been the best choice, but the hyper-active
handling matches my environment well. One big
advatange of this frame type over 26" wheeled
bikes is the ability to lock the frame and rear
wheel to a parking meter with a mini u-lock.
Those handlebars really make a lot of power,
surprisingly, and there are other advantages.
There is a slight aerodynamic disadvantage at
high speed, but I usually get down on the grips
at the center of the bars and out of the wind.
This is a hot bike for the street.