Velotraum has always caught our eye with their utilitarian look, but their new Speedster marries 26″ or 27.5″ road plus tires with a drop bar and 2×11 drivetrain to speed things up a bit. It’ll still take a rack, fenders and everything else you need to carry a load, and the 203mm front disc brake rotor hauls everything to a stop on demand. An extra tall steerer lets you set it up just the way you like, too.
The Schindelhauer brand always puts forth a sleek, sharp commuter bike, and this year’s married disc brakes, chrome accents and an inverted riser bar with a Pinion gear box at the cranks.
The frame integrates front and rear headlights, too.
The Doppio comes in several designs, but all hide a two-speed system inside the spider and use a simple cable actuation to shift…
…from this minute thumb lever.
The simplest of them all might be the Viva Juliet Classic, which stood out for its curvy lines and ornate chain guard. It’s hiding a Shimano Nexus 7-speed geared hub in clean, stylish layout. It gets a Sturmey Archer drum brake in the front, Nexus coaster brake in the rear and a chromoly frame.
TBK had a beautiful assortment of wooden commuter bicycles and accessories. The bikes hid some neat features like internal cable routing, too:
Every frame is handmade, naturally, and unique.
They also had these beautiful wood pedals, and they make wood fenders and handlebars, too. Check them all out at TBKbike.com.
QU-AX is primarily a unicycle brand, but it’s their monster 36″ bike juxtaposed with the 6″ mini bike and TANDEM mini bike that justified the photo. They also make “practice” unicycle balance bikes, uni-wheels, a penny farthing style bike and some other rather weird bikes worth a look on their website.