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. 
Color
Ivory
Matte Coral
Sea Glass
Cardinal Red
Gloss Black
Size
  • 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, worry-free 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."

    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
    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

Customer Reviews

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J.
i feel kinda guilty but it is nice

I was unsure about buying this bike because I prefer used/vintage rather than y'know using new resources + not locally made...but I'm glad the company was at least transparent with their factory and their standards. The bike itself is super comfortable and very cute! Perfect size too, no problems with it :-)

Thanks for sharing Jamie. Glad you are enjoying your Franklin and took the time to learn about our sourcing. -Ryan Zagata
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K.L.
Can't say enough!

I've never loved a bike so much. I sold my car and went all in as a bike commuter (I already was, but now it's really my only option) and this bike has made it a breeze. It gets good speed with little effort, it's super comfortable, and beautiful. I get compliments on it all the time. I also got a front bask and rear rack. The front basket is huge! I can fit my work supplies (laptop, files, etc.) and lunch in it without a problem and the rear rack allows for a pannier on days that I am going to the gym. Even when I get stuck riding in the rain I still have a smile on my face because riding this bike is a dream compared to my last. Additionally, the customer service was top notch. It was easy to order and came days before it was expected. Brooklyn Bike even called me to confirm the color of accessories I wanted (I ordered black thinking nothing of it) because silver matched my bike better. Very happy I received that call because I agree that silver really makes the bike stand out.

Thanks for sharing Kayla. We are glad you enjoying your Franklin 3 and appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Thanks again. -Ryan Zagata
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K.M.
Love my Franklin 3!!!

I recently received my Franklin 3 and fell in love immediately. I bought the sea glass color which is an absolutely beautiful teal. I feel so stylish riding around the city! The bike rides great and the gear mechanism is super easy to use. I was also very impressed by how easy the process was! Highly recommend the Franklin!!!

Thanks so much for sharing Kaylee. We are so thrilled that you are loving your Franklin 3 and we appreciate you acknowledging what an easy experience it was. -Ryan Zagata
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J.F.
What’s not to love?!

Haven’t loved a bike this much since I was 8 years old! They are beautiful and perfect for a scenic ride or ride to tennis. I bought two for the condo and everyone loves them!

Thanks so much for sharing. Glad they're a hit with the condo. -Ryan Zagata
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M.W.
Very Happy

Very happy with my new bicycle. It is everything I was looking for comfort, style and assembled by my local bicycle shop. Love it !

Thanks for sharing Maria. Glad you're enjoying your Franklin Single Speed.
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