viks: steel tube fixed gear commuter bike
 
viks: steel tube fixed gear commuter bike
jul 30, 2013

viks: steel tube fixed gear commuter bike

viks steel tube urban commuter bike
all images courtesy velonia bikes

 

 

the ‘viks‘ urban fixed gear commuter bike is made entirely from stainless steel tubes, featuring two identically shaped cylindrical frames  to form its body. developed by estonian engineer indrek narusk and owner of velonia bicycles, the design of ‘viks’ draws styling cues from cafe racer-style motorcycles and classic streamlined aesthetics. conceived without a seat tube, the overall construction is joined at the head tube and bottom bracket, with the fork and handle bar coming together as a single piece. crowns, dropouts, and welds are all also composed entirely of stainless steel tubes.

 

 

viks: steel tube fixed gear commuter bike

the ‘viks’ urban commuter bike is made entirely from stainless steel tubes, including the crowns, dropouts and welds

 

 

 

viks: steel tube fixed gear commuter bike

3/4 view of the steel pipe architecture on the commuter bike

 

 

 

viks: steel tube fixed gear commuter bike

the fork and handle bar come together into a single piece

 

 

 

viks: steel tube fixed gear commuter bike

‘viks’ draws styling cues from cafe racer-style motorcycles and classic streamlined aesthetics

 

 

 

viks: steel tube fixed gear commuter bike

welded frames before powder coating

 

 

viks: steel tube fixed gear commuter bike

individual frame silhouettes for use in the commuter bike

  • fixed gear bikes don’t need brakes, you just pedal backwards and it locks up…..Stainless is heavy, but I assume it was chosen over aluminum for strength, which is needed with this design since there is no cross frame support. It looks nice, very classy.

    Tom
  • This is beautiful, (but then I’m a big cafe racer fan). However, I don’t get the point of painting or powder coating stainless steel. Surely the source material is attractive enough in the raw state.

    Caan
  • I’m sorry but I like the prototype (black one) better. I guess the yellow one rides better because of the improved ergonomics/stearing behaviour(?). The black one is more pleasing to the eye because of the allmost invisible dropouts. All the attention goes to the form of the frame because there are only 3 contrasting round parts attached to it. It lets this special frame really stand out. The dropouts on the yellow cycle are not bad but ask a lot of the overall attention. Also the saddle pin of the yellow bike looks out of ballance (maybe because of the altered angle of the fork?). I think it’s very hard to have and perfect ergonomics and perfect looks in one bike. Especially when you are very close to it.

    Ro
  • Beautiful. The bar is a little low for me, but that is an easy tweak. Congrads on a great look. Black w/silver rims is my favorite.

    Jim

    JimCan
  • Beautiful outline, but not necessarily the most minimal bike if it requires all that extra material.

    goe
  • What about the brakes?

    Esther Laudier
  • No brakes?

    Krystal
  • why it is commuter bike? can anybody explain me please…

    satish
  • and the weight is?

    michael
  • nice. now put brakes on it

    man

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