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Milk Bikes

Posted by DaveC | January 12, 2011 | 5 comments so far

Milk Bikes commuter bike
I spied this on Brant Richard’s Shedfire twitter feed and went off to investigate.

Milk Bikes seems to be a startup based around making sensible commuter bikes. The keys points of which seem to be Avid BB7 disc brakes, 32mm tyres for comfort, belt drive to an Alfine hub for grease free trouser friendly drive train and flat bars for comfort. All of which seems like a sensible package to me if you fancy taking your bike onto the black stuff.

Anyway, enough of this dark side talk!

View the Milk bikes blog and Facebook page.

Filed under 2011, News in January 2011

DaveC

About the author

Dave's been riding seriously since about 1997 and is one of the founding Molefathers — along with Matt and Mark — that came up with the idea of a MTB website for Mole Valley riders.

He's had several different bikes but it's now mainly 29ers in Dave's stable, apart from an Orange 5.

Current Bikes: Orange 5, Salsa Spearfish and Kona Big Unit

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  1. Matt says:

    Milky, milky!!!

    I like the idea of a low maintenance bike, but most people’s low maintenance bikes are also low value in case they get nicked. I wonder how much these’ll be? I must say, white with Brooks leather seat and leather grips is a nice combo.

    I get the feeling this is most likely to end up as a competitor to Charge BIkes? And of course, it’s tempting to put some knobblies on and thrash them in the woods!

    Has Brant been involved in the design?

  2. Tony says:

    That’s an interesting looking bike. It looks like it has some sort of drive side seat stay link to open for the belt drive. Also it must have a EBB too.

    It’s gonna weigh a ton!

    Great commuter bike though.

  3. Dave says:

    Quite an interesting solution for breaking the rear triangle and not as obvious as doing something on the dropout. I’m no mechanical engineer but I suspect the stresses maybe quite low where they’ve put it.

  4. paul901 says:

    Unsurprisingly it has an aggressive fork shape and I am guessing this is because we know that our beloved dark-side forks don’t cope with disc brakes, maybe straight forks were the answer here. On a true road bike this would make handling ‘lively’ so I am also guessing the head angle is fairly relaxed and the wheelbase fairly long to help those migrating from a Pashley. Unless this has City-delivery-rider geometry.

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