Franklin 7

 
 

 
Our essential city bike is a fan favorite for getting around town without working up a sweat. Stylish and utilitarian, the Franklin 7 enables riders of all stripes to simply hop on and go. The step through frame and color-matched fenders ensure easy riding sans wardrobe restrictions, while the lightweight design makes for smooth travel from brunch to the office and everywhere in between. With 7 gears and puncture-resistant tires allowing you to conquer varied terrain, this bike is as versatile as it is stylish. 
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Color
Matte Coral
Sea Glass
Cardinal Red
Gloss Black
Ivory
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  • KEY FEATURES

     
    SHIMANO ACERA 7 SPEED DRIVETRAIN WITH MEGARANGE FREEWHEEL

    For reliability & easy climbing in super hilly areas like San Francisco & Seattle

     
    LIGHTWEIGHT STEP-THROUGH FRAME

    For easy riding with no wardrobe restrictions, Franklin's frame provides a light, yet absorbent ride

     
    PUNCTURE RESISTANT TIRES

    For all-terrain no worry riding

    IN YOUR WORDS

    "Awesome company and excellent and personal customer service. Not only is it beautifully made but it's a gorgeous smooth ride. So happy with my decision."

    -CHRISTINE PETERSON

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    The Franklin features all the classic attributes of a great utility city bike.

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  • FRAME
    Frame: Lightweight Steel frame, rear carrier & down tube braze-ons
    Fork: Brooklyn Bicycle Co. custom steel; front carrier braze-ons
    DRIVETRAIN
    Front Hub: Sealed-Bearing Alloy 32H
    Rear Hub: Sealed-Bearing Alloy 32H
    Shifter: Shimano Revo 7-Speed Shifter
    Derailleur: Shimano Acera with Megarange Freewheel
    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
    WHEELS
    Tires: S/M - Puncture-resistant 26x1.375 Tires, L - Puncture-resistant 700x35 Tires
    Rims: Double-Walled Alloy, 32H with CNC Machined Brake Surface
    Spokes: 14G stainless steel
    COMPONENTS
    Saddle: Selle Royal Vegan Leather Comfort Saddle
    Seat Post: Alloy with integrated seat clamp and micro-adjust
    Handlebar: Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Custom Upright relaxed alloy handlebars & 180mm alloy stem
    Headset: 1” Threaded Alloy, Semi-sealed with weather-seal ring
    Grips: Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Custom Vegan Leather Comfort Grips
    Front & Rear Brakes: Tektro Dual-Pivot Caliper with Tektro Alloy Hand Lever
    OTHER INFORMATION
    Extras: Heavy-duty alloy center-mount kickstand,heavy gauge chainguard and full color-matched front & rear fenders
    Weight: 31-33 lbs
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Customer Reviews

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L.H.
Great customer service and awesome bike

I bought this bike after my old one bit the dust. I originally wanted the ivory and submitted an order for it before they reached out to tell me that this color was actually sold out in the size I wanted. I ended up going with the coral. I am SO glad I did. The color is gorgeous and super unique. If I forget where I parked my bike I can see it blocks away because no one else has a bike this color. Rides super smooth. I had an issue with one of the pedals just a few weeks after getting it. Customer service reached out to the bike shop that built my bike for me and they fixed it for free. Great customer service. I am very happy with my buy.

Thanks so much for sharing Lily and we're glad you're enjoying your Franklin 3. Glad we were able to get the minor issue with your pedal sorted. -Ryan Zagata
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J.S.
Love it

Great bike, loved the free shipping & assembly

Thanks so much for sharing Jennifer. So glad you're enjoying your Franklin 3. -Ryan Zagata
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J.P.
Best bike ever

I really LOVE this bike and how easy it is to maintain it. The color is gorgeous. Is the perfect bike, it's lightweight and easy to ride. I totally recommend this bike.

Thanks so much Jenniffer - glad you're enjoying your Franklin 3! -Ryan Zagata
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C.
Franklin 3 is All You Need

My journey starting with submitting questions about the Franklin to the form in BBC website. I’m pretty sure the company founder was answering them. Then I went to the showroom and get excellent treatment. They let me drive a few models and talked me through the proces. I’m super happy with the Franklin 3.

Thanks so much Christopher. Glad you had a great experience with us and that you're enjoying your Franklin 3. -Ryan Zagata
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C.
Excellent

I got this bike almost exclusively because of the price point, but it's turned out to be perfect for my riding needs. I probably put between 60-80 miles on it a week, and the three speed has been perfect for a mostly flat commute with one serious hill. The ride is smoother and the gears have held up way better than the craigslist find I used to ride. The delivery through a local bike shop was a breeze, and I've returned there for free tune-ups since. Couldn't recommend both the bike and the experience more.

Thanks so much for sharing Celia. We're thrilled you're enjoying your Franklin 3. -Ryan Zagata
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