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.
Our bikes are built to last and we stand by that. That's why we offer a Lifetime warranty on all frames as well as a 30 day satisfaction gaurantee on all purchases. If you have any issues with your order, we'll solve it.
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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
"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."
"The Franklin features all the classic attributes of a great utility city bike."
|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:||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|
|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|
|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|
|Extras:||Heavy-duty alloy center-mount kickstand,heavy gauge chainguard and full color-matched front & rear fenders|
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
|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.