Friday, February 29, 2008

A.N.T. Boston Roadster

A.N.T. Boston Roadster. Available directly from A.N.T. for $1,995.00 plus shipping. Also available, completely assembled, at Hiawatha Cyclery in Minneapolis (call 612-727-2565 for price).

A.N.T. (Alternative Needs Transportation), founded and run by a guy named Mike in the Boston area, makes handcrafted, custom bikes. Certainly, a bike from A.N.T. costs more than a mass-produced, factory model by a name brand. Mike's idea, however, is that you will spend more time riding your commuter bike than any other bike you own, so why not invest in a well-crafted bike?


Frame: True temper butted steel (23 sizes avail. between 46 - 63 cm).
Handlebars: Nitto north road bars
Rims: Salsa
Tires: Panaracer 70 x 32 mm
Front light: Halogen, powered by hub
Shimano nexus premium 8-spd hub with 21T cog (can be built as SS instead)
Chainring: 38T
Pedals: MKS touring
Saddle: Brooks B-17 (black or honey)
Fenders: Planet Bike plastic
Myricle brass duet Bell
Chrome chainguard
Rear rack

If you have any feedback on the Boston Roadster, please leave a comment.


ek said...

I've always loved the ANTs...true quality.

Glad you haven't mentioned those Kronan pieces of junk. Sadly, the Tretorn ads are giving them lots of undeserved free press. This bike, or maybe a Pashley or true opafiets is a much better beach-going option.

Anonymous said...

One year ago I replaced my Surly LHT frankencommuter with an ANT Light Roadster (to-spec build version of the BR principle), which had replaced a brand-name aluminium framed DualDrive-equipped commuter. Each step has been noticibly better, but the ANT is clearly a peach of a machine. By far the most comfortable, stylish and quality machine. "the only bike you'll want to ride" is no exaggeration.