Friendly Mechanic Installs the Topeak Rack
We Paid MUCH Less than that Price Tag
Well, a step through bike, inspired by Dutch and Roadster bikes now resides at our house. My eldest daughter, Erin, is a happy camper. I have to admit the bike, the “Simple City 8” by Gary Fisher (owned by Trek), DOES have a certain charm. One thing that puzzles me is why this bike, unlike the Civia Loring, and other competition, gets little attention from those that follow practical, short-range utility bikes closely. It is a modern incarnation of the traditional roadster such as those that are ubiquitous throughout the world. What's more, it is well thought-out, well constructed, and available almost everywhere.
- Drivetrain – Shimano Alfine 8-speed internal hub with chainguard
- Double-leg kickstand
- Front basket and matching fenders
- Attractive grips and matching unsprung saddle
- An out-the-door price between half and 2/3 that of the competition
- No lighting provisions
- No matching rear rack
- No integrated cupholders
- No integrated lock or anti-theft wheel nuts
- No bell
First Test Ride - I Thought the Rider Was Headed for Mexico!wooden shoes! Anybody know where you can get a full chaincase for a Gary Fisher Simple City bike? Personally, I think Fisher deserves credit for thinking out of the mainstream bike box.
No Fancy Cycle Shoes in THIS Shot!
Bike is Entirely Stock Except for the Topeak Rear Rack