September 12, 2017

Tamon George

@tamon_

 

We partnered up with photographer Tamon George to bring you a bike tour of our nation's capitol. Here's what he has to say about this city:

Hey all. Tamon here taking you through Washington, D.C. via my lens. I moved to D.C. from Western Canada in 2013. I came for grad school, for love, and for life, and I'm happy to call D.C. my home. In three short years the city has changed before my eyes - some say for good, others say for bad - some are just happy to be along for the ride.

Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Wythe

Malcolm X Park

My favorite spot in D.C. for shooting subjects is Malcom X Park, with its abundant textures and feels. This area is a photographers paradise.

 Mr. Brainwash

Union Market

Bringing together over 40 vendors, DC's Union Market is the center for culinary treats, art and cultural exchange. On my latest visit I was able to catch the ephemeral artwork of @mrbrainwash, decorating the side of the market.


Bistro Boheme 

One of my favorite places to get brunch is Bistro Bohem. I love this place so much, it was my pre-wedding brunch spot with my groomsmen. 

 

H-Street

I pop by H-street for some quick eats or my usual spot, Maketto 1351. H-Street, one of the last remaining spaces for all races, cultures, and people in this city makes it a home for all things creative. It's not so much one particular restaurant or bar that makes H-street unique, it's the unique vibe. 

Shaw

Any visit to DC should include a stop in the Shaw Neighborhood. I recommend a new restaurant which is quickly becoming a favorite of my: The Royal.



Locale Workspace

This unique co-working space for entrepreneurs is the perfect place for collaboration and connecting to other creatives. Locale is the heart of DC.

"The best part of being an entrepreneur is defining your business, your space, and your vision. The culture you create internally is a reflection of the culture you represent externally. We want to feel like family to our clients, so our office feels like home." // @framebridge

Creative Theory HQ

Jimmy T's 

A close walk from My office is Jimmy T's which serves straightforward and delicious food.

That wraps up my tour of DC!  

 

 

 

 

 

 


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WANT TO KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENING IN BROOKLYN?

What Are the Differences Between the Franklin and Willow Step-through Models?

Looking at the Franklin and Willow, but not quite sure how the models compare? No worries – we get this question a lot, so we’ve put together a quick rundown on what sets these models apart!

 

#TLDR (AKA Too Long Didn't Read)? Here's a Quick Summary:

 SIMILARITIES DIFFERENCES
FRAME GEOMETRY HANDLEBARS
COLOR-MATCHED FENDERS & CHAINGUARD SADDLE
3-SPEED INTERNAL GEARING GRIPS
KICKSTAND INCLUDED TIRE COLOR
REAR CARRIER
CHAIN COATING
7-SPEED GEARING
FRAME MATERIALS

 

 

1. HANDLEBARS

This is probably the most notable difference between our step-through models. With the Willow featuring our Swept-Back Handlebars. This means a much more upright (European-style) riding position (think sitting in a chair) that is well suited for leisurely riding.

The Franklin models feature our Relaxed Ride Handlebars, which are slightly more aggressive and ideal for both commuting and leisurely weekend rides.

 

2. TIRES

The Willow comes with cream tires, whereas the Franklin sports black tires. Do note that regardless of color, all our tires offer an added layer of puncture resistance.

 

3. ACCESSORIES

The Willow is our premium model and includes a rear carrier, as well as an upgraded sprung saddle and grip set from Selle Royal’s Royalgel™ line.

The Franklin features Selle Royal Vegan Leather saddle and grips. Please note that this bike does not come with a rear carrier. If you would like to purchase a rear carrier for this model, you will need a 26” carrier for the S/M Franklin and a 700C carrier for the Large Franklin model.

Both models come with color matched fenders and chainguard, as well as a kickstand.

 

4. RUST-PROHIBITIVE COATING & GEARING

As our signature model, the Willow has a few additional premium features including a rust-prohibitive coating on the chain and internal gearing resulting in less maintenance and more riding.

The Franklin 3 model includes internal gearing (just like the Willow), whereas the Franklin 7 has an external 7-Speed derailleur.

 

5. FRAME MATERIALS

On a more technical note – the geometry on both frames is identical, however the Franklin and Willow models are made from different materials. Are you currently thinking “WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?! I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT BIKES!!”? Do not fret – we totally get it! Take a breath and read on…

The Willow frame is made with double-butted 4130 Chromoly Steel. We use a stronger grade of steel, which allows us to use thinner tubing resulting in a lighter frame.

The Franklin frame is crafted with specially engineered high-tensile steel. What does this mean? We are able to offer a similar bike of a more moderate price point. Our Franklin model is the most economical step-through model in our portfolio of bikes (as well as a team favorite)!

Still have questions on sizing (or anything else)? Email us or schedule a concierge call with our team. We’d love to help!

 

Don’t forget: All of our bikes include Free Shipping & Professional Assembly.