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Franklin Single Speed

 
 

 

Our essential city bike is a fan favorite for getting around town without working up a sweat. Stylish and utilitarian, the Franklin Single Speed 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 a single gear and puncture-resistant tires allowing for minimal maintenance, this bike is as economical as it is stylish.

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Gloss Black
Ivory
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  • KEY FEATURES

     
    SINGLE-SPEED

    For lightweight and low-maintenance riding

     
    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, worry-free riding

    IN YOUR WORDS

    "I wanted something simple and affordable to get around downtown every day and this is perfect for just that... love the level of quality I found in the parts. For the price, you can't find one better. Exactly what I wanted."

    -Charlotte Huggins

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

    Momentum Magazine

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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
    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: 30-31 lbs

Customer Reviews

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J.H.
Beautiful Bike

I love my new Franklin 7! I got the wooden bike box for the back too. It’s really almost too pretty to ride! In fact I kept it in my living room for a few weeks because it looked so good! The bike is very comfortable and a smooth ride. I get compliments everywhere I go with it!

Thanks for sharing Jessica. We're so thrilled you're enjoying your Franklin 7. -Ryan Zagata
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H.C.
I LOVE my cute little Franklin!

I was looking for a bike that was comfortable, sporty, classic, and affordable... and this bike checked all the boxes! It's so lightweight, and it was great to get it delivered fully assembled--it even had my basket attached when I went to pick it up! However, the main reason I would recommend the Franklin, or any Brooklyn bike for that matter, is for their fantastic customer service. Apparently there was an issue with one of my bike parts which delayed my ability to pick it up. When I emailed to inquire about it, Ryan personally called me (within about an hour of my original email!) and left a message explaining the situation, as well as sent a follow-up email immediately after. The fast response and personal touch made me confident that I was in good hands. You won't regret buying Brooklyn!

Thanks a bunch Haley. It was a joy to work with you and we're thrilled you're enjoying your bike. -Ryan Zagata
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D.O.
Pink bicycle of my dreams

I live in Toronto and purchased my Franklin 3 in Matte Coral a month ago. I really can't tell you how much I love this bike. I am so excited to ride it each day to and from class and everywhere in between. For a city that isn't too hilly but has some slight inclines here and there, I knew the 3 speed would be functional. The internal hub is perfect to protect from the busy bike lock stands of the city. The ride is truthfully smooth and comfortable, plain and simple. On top of the great product, the service is also friendly and encouraging. You feel like you're buying from a company that wants to better your commute and truly make you excited to ride. Trust me, I will be buying another Brooklyn bike in the future!

Thank you so much for sharing Devon. We're thrilled that you're enjoying your Franklin 7 up in Toronto. -Ryan Zagata
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R.E.
Perfect SF Cruiser!

Love this bike so much, its my second one! Its perfect for cruising thru the park or to the beach, up and down San Francisco's hills with ease. Great company, great bike!

Thanks so much Risa. We are thrilled you're enjoying your Franklin 7 out in the Bay Area. -Ryan Zagata
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M.M.
Coolest commuter in Naples

I ride my 3-speed Brooklyn Bicycle around Naples, Florida, where pretty much everyone has a upscale bike. I wasn’t looking for upscale but exactly what the bike turned out to be: smooth riding, rugged, feeling well put together. Still it does get a lot of looks, which is nice. Since I live in New York most of the time I bought the bike at the salesroom in Brooklyn, where Ryan and the team were helpful, not salesy, knowledgeable. In fact, I am might have easily been upsold, but that’s for another day. Very satisfied.

Thank you for sharing Mitchell. We are thrilled you're enjoying your Franklin 3 down in Naples. We enjoyed working with you in the showroom. -Ryan Zagata
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A.M.
GREAT Customer Service!

The original color I wanted was out of stock but that was no problem for me - and the black turned out great! I received great support throughout the entire process, from ordering and shipping updates to final assembly in town. The bike itself is beautiful and a very comfortable ride. I am no expert and am so happy I chose a pre-assembled bike from a small business. Highly recommend!

Thanks so much Amber for taking the time to share this review. We are glad you're enjoying your Franklin 3. -Ryan Zagata
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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.