A HARD-BOILED, STRAIGHTFORWARD STEEL BIKE BUILT FOR COMFORT, DURABILITY, & GENERAL BUFFOONERY ON MOSTLY PAVED SURFACES.
Nothing More is Needed. Nothing Less Will Do.
The challenge was thus: Build a serious steel bike and give it only the attributes that matter most. Make it quick and comfortable on pavement, as well as confident and compliant on degraded surfaces. What the Enginerds put forth is Preamble, a pavement and gravel utility worker that proves you don’t need to cut corners or clip coupons to make a more affordable steel bike. You just need to keep shit simple.
Preamble can run racks and fenders and carry a couple water bottles. Surly was raised on stealing basic cable, after all. Smooth and efficient on asphalt, Preamble’s double-butted main triangle provides a resplendent ride feel and withstands abuse from life’s inevitable potholes. Make it your own with flat bars, drop bars, a basket, or bags. On the road to steel euphoria, Preamble is the gateway drug.
Let facts be submitted to a candid world: Offered in flat-bar and drop-bar configurations
Easy T-Shirt sizing to fit nearly every rider (XS,S,M,L,XL)
Sloping top tubes on XS and Small frames for improved standover and comfort
To offer the best rider experience for every frame size, XS and S frames get 650b wheelsets while M–XL get 700c
Headset VP 1-1/8" Threadless Brakes Avid BB7 Mechanical Brake levers microSHIFT R400-L and R490-R Rotors SRAM 160mm F/R Shifter microSHIFT R400 Stem Kalloy 31.8 Handlebar Salsa Cowbell Grip/Tape Black Cork Saddle Selle Italia X-Base â€‹Seatpost Kalloy 27.2 x 300mm Crankset Samox, 3-piece, 40t Bottom Bracket JIS 68 x 124.5mm Front derailleur N/A Rear derailleur microSHIFT RD-M46S Cog or cogset microSHIFT 11-36t, 9-speed Chain KMC Z9 Wheels Front hub Novatec, 6-bolt disc, 32h, QR Rear hub Novatec, 6-bolt disc, 32h, QR Rims 21mm, 32h Tires Kenda Kwik Tendril 700c x 35mm (MD/LG/XL) & Kenda Standard 650b x 1.35 (XS/SM)
Though we’re a bike shop that sells, builds and fixes bicycles, they’re really just the means to an end; albeit a beautifully designed means to an idyllic end. Our job most importantly is to encourage as many people as we can to get out and ride for transport and enjoyment. We'd love to make riding a bike as commonplace as your morning cup of coffee, which by the way is our other obsession.
Bicycle Junction is situated at 1 Marion St, Te Aro, Wellington.