If appreciate all things with a touch of retro, then we think you will probably like Detroit Arrow Bicycle by Shinola. For starter, it is a single speed model – a first for Shinola, which harkens back to the days where things were a little simpler. No fancy multi speed gears to mess with. Want to go faster? Just work harder. Plain and simple. Second, it has the unmistakable classy look just like grandpa’s old pedal-powered ride, except it doesn’t have a dynamo to power a incandescent headlamp. It boasts a completely new TIG-welded True Temper steel frame and is hand-built at Waterford Precision Cycles in Wisconsin with an all-black component spec, including a Shinola leather saddle, cork grips, fenders, as well as chain guard.
There is also a custom laser-cut rear dropouts, topped with Shinola “S”, which can also be found in the fork crown. Other details include Shinola chainguard, black alloy front and rear hub, Sun CR-18 rims – black with machined side-wall, DR Swiss Champion stainless spokes, puncture-resistant Continental Contact Reflex 700x32C tires, toe-clip compatible alloy pedals, and finally a bell and alloy fenders round up the package. Available in black or white, in both men’s and women’s models, the Detroit Arrow can be yours to own for $1,000. If you have a thing for silver rides and has a little more dough to drop, there is $1,700 limited edition nickel-plated Detroit Arrow, featuring a bright, high-ulster nickel finish frame, fork and chainguard, up for grab too. Go check it out.