I just discovered my dream bike: the Oporto by Cooper Bikes.
How I stumbled upon this beauty is beyond me, however, I could look at those 4 rotating photos on their website forever.
Why is it my dream bike?
1. It’s SUPER light (something that I really look for in a bicycle). It’s only 0.2 kg / 0.45 lbs heavier than a Fuji Feather. And compared to other bikes on the market that are similar (like the Bobbin Madam or Linus Mixte) this bike is almost 10lb lighter.
2. It has a lugged steel frame. I love steel frame bikes but these days all bikes are welded and I find welded joints to be fugly, which is another reason why I’ve been sticking to vintage frames. Lugs are beautiful.
3. It comes with fenders, a sleek chain guard and a pannier and it’s still super light!
Oh man I want this bike so much! It would be my grocery-getter replacement for fair weather riding.
They don’t seem to have a Canadian distributor yet.
.. although I must admit, I’m scared to ask how much they sell them for.