Gran Royale is an affiliate of Eastern Bikes, the BMX brand. Gran Royale has indeed been making the kind of bikes we're interested in here: simple, inexpensive, and eye-catching. They remind me of the old Schwinn 3-speeds.
The Aristocrat is a 3-speed with a Shimano Nexus hub, coaster brakes, rack and bottle mounts, chainguards and fenders. It's currently offered on amazon.com for $550. Here's a look:
|Click for big. Credit: Gran Royale website.|
Then there's the one-speed Union Flyer:
|Gran Royale Union Flyer. Credit: Gran Royale website|
In addition to these models, Gran Royale also has two fixed gear (or freewheel, your choice) models: the Lurker and the Creeper.