November 23, 2015
We're happy to announce our newest line of bikes and this one's a real Huckleberry.
Shinola is a Detroit-based company dedicated to producing American-made products, including watches, leather goods, journals, shoe polish, and of course bicycles. They pride themselves on the return of American manufacturing.
Shinola bikes come with a deep pedigree. Theyâ€™re designed and specâ€™d by Sky Yaeger, whose resume includes Swobo, Spot, and Bianchi, where she conceived the Milano townie and iconic Pista track frame. She has paved the way for womenâ€™s cycling and a force for good in the bicycle industry.
Sky Yaeger visits us to talk about Shinola, building bikes and her career in the bike industry.
The frames are hand-made by Richard Schwinnâ€™s Waterford Precision Cycles, 4th generation of the iconic Schwinn Bicycles family. Sky and Waterford have teamed up with Shinola to breathe life back into the American Industry one bicycle at a time.
Shinola Bicycles deliver a classic blend of urban style and practicality. The Detroit workshop delivers a meticulous design, impeccable reliability andÂ responsive ride to yield the best characteristics of a lugged steel frame and fork.
The two flagship Models:
Shinola custom laser-cut dropouts, Internal brake and gear routing.
Virtually maintenance free, courtesy of the high-end Shimano Alfine 11-speed internal hub.
Shinola leather, silver rails and rivets.
Custom Shinola Lugs, TrueTemper double-butted CroMo.
Women's Bixby, with gender-specific saddle design and proportional geometry
Shinola Alloy, 55Âº backsweep Handlebar, Shinola leather w/alloy grips.
Shinola leather, copper rails and rivets.
Shinola leather w/alloy grip clamps.
Even Steve Martin knows the difference between Shinola.. and well, the other stuff..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTHL0y6xvLE