|The Chief from Heritage Bicycles. Courtesy heritagebicycles.com|
The Heritage Chief "City Edition" goes for $1,000.
The idea behind Heritage was to combine handcrafted bicycles, bike repair, apparel, and good coffee all in one shop located on Lincoln Avenue in Chicago. By all accounts, it's been a hit. In fact, according to CNN, fans of Heritage bicycles include Beyonce, Jay Z, and Jack Dorsey.
Most Heritage bicycles have a simple, utilitarian design. My pick is the Chief "City Edition", which is available as a singlespeed or with a 3-speed Sturmey Archer hub. It comes with a Wald rear rack.
Here are the specs: