Wednesday, November 14, 2012
With a Name Like Rambler...it's got to be good!
I can't help but be intrigued by the Ocean Air Cycles' Rambler - Sport Touring Bicycle campaign launched on Kickstarter. The pictures and description look pretty promising for the bike. Check out the video and text below. I'm a little jealous of a revitalized "Rambler" bicycle given the history of the Reno Rambler bike club and this little bicycle themed place blog of mine. Good luck to Ocean Air Cycles and making it work! Click on the kickstarter link to contribute.
More bike info:
Have you been looking to get a bike that bridges transportation and sport? Transportation does not have to be a mini van, you can still have a sporty ride with clean styling, great handling and a carry modest load. You like bikes that have a traditional look and styling, possibly a preference for traditional french styling from the 40′s and 50′s, with your daily load up front on a rack where you can keep an eye on it and easily get to it without climbing off the bike. Then the Rambler is the right bike for you.
With years of personal research and design study I have addressed these issues with the Rambler, a bike steeped in the lineage of the traditional French touring bikes. Using modern production techniques and partnering with a U.S. fabrication team to deliver the look and function you want, with a few bells and whistles thrown in.
The ride will be light and sporty, yet stable with loads for your commute, day rides or the occasional quick load of groceries up front. It goes without saying there will be provisions for full coverage fenders to keep you and the bike clean for year round riding. This is the bike you will want for rambles through the countryside, distance rides and randonees, and still be your daily steed.
The basic Rambler package consists of the hand made 4130 steel frame and fork with Paul Racer Brakes mounted on brazed on bosses. You have choice of color: Sunflower, U.S. Blue, Rexford Red, and a limited run of Founder's Orange for this Kickstarter Program.