The Framed Oslo is one of those bikes that people will stop and stare in complete envy as you cruise on by. Built with a large comfy seat, the Oslo is perfect for casual cruises in the city or comfy rides down along the beach. Featuring a light attached in the front and a reflector in the back, you will be safe and noticed no matter where you go. Whether you are getting some groceries, going to a game, or hitting up a local bar, the Framed Oslo will be perfect for you.
Handlebar: Alloy, low rise type, with alloy rigid stem, silver
Brake Set: Front and rear steel caliper brake, with alloy lever/ bracket
Saddle: Vinyl cover, brown, with alloy seat post
Crank Set: alloy cranks and steel black chainring, 42Tx170L
Rims: 700Cx36H, alloy single wall, silver
Tire: 700Cx35C, black, A/ V
Spoke: Steel, 13G, UCP, with brass nipple
F/ R Hub: alloy 36H, silver
Gear sets: single speed
Accessories: with alloy center kick-stand, steel mudguards, with rear steel carrier, front battery light, rear reflector, 2pcs wheel reflector, Allen keys tool 2/ 5/ 6mm
Decal: water sticker
Packing: 85% assembly, one set per seaworthy carton
Single Speed Bike
NOTE: All bikes are sold and delivered partially assembled. Final assembly should be done by a certified bike technician. Failure to have the bike assembled by a certified bike technician may void the warranty and could result in damage and/or injury if not assembled correctly.
First off, have your expectations set. ** This is a sub-$200 bike, obviously made in China.
I was looking for a reliable commuter bike and this has worked well so far (~32 miles so far).
Ease of Assembly: I could not find any instructions, so you must be somewhat familiar with how a bike works to put it together.
Build Quality: It seems quite solid and smooth. The wheels are true enough for me - they may need revisiting after a month or so. The bottom bracket will need to be opened up to grease it up a bit more (haven't gotten to this yet).
Ride Quality: I very much like the geometry of this frame, I imagine it's a standard hybrid geometry - but I had been used to riding an old road bike that has a more aggressive geometry. Also, it's very smooth, it has 700c x 35 tires that give it a cushy ride. I may actually try to get a bit narrower tire in the future for reduced drag.
Durability: Yet to be seen, but I have no reason to doubt it will be a solid ride for years to come.
I'm very pleased! After years of trying to polish my turd of a "classic" roadbike into what I wanted in a commuter, I just ended up with my hands covered in crap and still had a turd for a bike. I should have pulled the trigger on this sooner.
80 mile Update: Still rides great. I do plan to do a couple of things to make it even better for me, but until then it's still a great ride: *Open up the bottom bracket and regrease *Get some skinnier tires (personal preference), I'm coming from 27x1 1/4 - I'd like to get rid of the extra drag *Downsize the rear freewheel - I'd like it geared just a bit higher - I'm not sure how much higher I want to gear it, but I live where it's very flat