Our essential commuter bike, the Bedford 3 is a fan favorite for getting around town without working up a sweat. Simple and utilitarian, the Bedford 3 beckons riders to hop on and go. The combination of a classic diamond frame accented by vegan leather saddle and grips, makes for our most sleek city bike. The low maintenance internally geared hub and puncture-resistant tires make the Bedford 3 as economical as it is handsome.
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INTERNALLY GEARED 3 SPEED
For moderately hilly areas with minimal maintenance
DURABLE STEEL FRAME & COMPONENTS
For a smooth long-lasting ride on unpredictable urban terrain
PUNCTURE RESISTANT TIRES
For all terrain, worry-free riding
"I recently moved to Nashville and was looking for a daily commuter. This bike is beautiful, rides great, and is amazing value."
"The skinny tubes of Bedford's frame lend a supple, lively feel to the ride while neutral comfortable geometry provides a nice balance of swiftness and stability."
Bicycle Times Magazine
|Frame:||Lightweight Steel frame, rear carrier & down tube braze-ons|
|Fork:||Brooklyn Bicycle Co. custom steel; front carrier braze-ons|
|Front Hub:||Sealed-Bearing Alloy 32H|
|Rear Hub:||Shimano NEXUS 3-Speed internally geared|
|Shifter:||Shimano NEXUS Revo 3-Speed Shifter|
|Pedals:||Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Alloy City Pedals|
|Bottom Bracket:||Square-taper BSA English threaded-cartridge bottom bracket with sealed bearings|
|Crank:||3-piece alloy with replaceable chain ring & integrated chain guard|
|Chain:||KMC Heavy Duty|
|Tires:||Puncture-resistant 700x32 Tires|
|Rims:||Double-Walled Alloy, 32H with CNC Machined Brake Surface|
|Spokes:||14G stainless steel|
|Saddle:||Selle Royal Vegan Leather Ergonomic Touring Saddle|
|Seat Post:||Alloy with integrated seat clamp and micro-adjust|
|Handlebar:||Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Custom relaxed ride alloy handlebars & 180mm alloy stem|
|Headset:||1” Threaded Alloy, Semi-sealed with weather-seal ring|
|Grips:||Selle Royal Vegan Leather Comfort Grips|
|Front & Rear Brakes:||Tektro Dual-Pivot Caliper with Tektro Alloy Hand Lever|
|Extras:||Heavy-duty alloy center-mount kickstand|
Find your perfect bike from one of our signature collections. We're always here to help: if you need assistance check out our Bike Buying Guide, our Bicycle Finder, or you can always Contact Us with any questions.
Whether it's one of our Dealers or another shop nearby, all assembly and shipping is arranged and paid for by us. You just order, sit back, and we'll do the rest (it takes about 7-10 business days). We will send you an email when your bicycle is ready for pick-up.
It's that simple!
After a 15+ minute phone call with the Brooklyn Bike Co. and their staff I was sold! I had already done my research so I knew they had a wonderful product but the customer service and help I received actually made me purchase quicker! I love my bike, love my accessories, and I loved the personal touch they offered me! Cheers to a great company, an incredible bike, and to treating customers how they should be treated! 10/10 - Highly recommend
My 5’5”’ wife wanted a new bike that was low-weight, just enough gear options to be helpful, had some cool factor. She is extremely happy with her new Bedford 7. Bike meets all her needs, service from the team at Brooklyn Bicycles was both genuine in advice and the personalised nature that you would get from a nearby corner store you lived across the road from. Great purchasing experience, highly recommended.
A few notes on my experience:
- From the start, the team at Brooklyn Bicycle Co. was awesome. I had a 15 minute phone call with them where we talked about the best bike for my needs & we talked about how the process works.
-The bike came quicker than planned (which was a nice surprise!)
- I love the bike itself. It rides super well and feels very high quality.
Would recommend to anyone! Thanks team!
I just got the Bedford 7 a few weeks ago in Raw -- it's a really unique brownish grey which looks great with the leather handles and the Nantucket woven basket on the front! Not too girly, not too masculine. It rides really well, the handlebars are super comfortable -- not too upright but I don't have to crouch over the bike. I use it to cruise around town and it's just perfect! 10/10 would recommend.
I'm just a causal rider and this bike is great. the seven speeds are great for hills or bridges or when I ride farther than I should and am trying to get home. it shifts like a dream. it's also very pretty and very light. so easy to trek up and down the stairs.
I looked for a new bike for a long time and after I narrowed it down to a few choices still spent a lot of time in the decision making process. I found Brooklyn Bikes when I was scouring the internet for commuter bikes that were either made in the US or at the very least addressed equity and ethics in their production line. I also wanted something affordable and with a good reputation regarding maintenance, and one that fit my aesthetic sensibilities. Initially I looked over the Bedford since I thought I ought to get a step-through frame due to my love of dresses, but I kept finding the bikes I was most interested in were diamond frames. So I bought a few Chub Rub shorts from Snag Tights, settled on the Bedford 7, and now am happily zipping around town on my Brooklyn Bike. The gear shifting is smooth and intuitive and just enough gears to get around town quickly and tackle hills. This bike is lightweight and manageable, the breaks feel very responsive and trustworthy. One of the best things was getting my new bike right before I got married this summer--my husband and I planned our honeymoon without a rental car, but took our bikes on the train to Oregon, then loaded up ourselves and our luggage on our bikes (I also got the rear rack with this in mind), and rode about 3 miles down the hilly coast line to our vacation rental. We used our bikes as our exclusive mode of transportation during our stay on the coast. I've never done something like that, but I had the time of my life and felt so capable on my bike. We had a magical trip and want to do it again. And my bike is now my preferred method of transportation at home in Montana. Plus, it's so handsome...
|COLOR-MATCHED FENDERS & CHAINGUARD||SADDLE|
|3-SPEED INTERNAL GEARING||GRIPS|
|KICKSTAND INCLUDED||TIRE COLOR|
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.
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.
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.
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)!
Don’t forget: All of our bikes include Free Shipping & Professional Assembly.