ACHIELLE

SAM 3-SPEED CALIPER

Item: ASAM3SP-GLD-57
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The Sam is a bike that puts the traditional Dutch bike on a diet, reducing weight and adding a sporty positioning to increase distance and speed over sprawl and hills, whether that's from Brussels to Paris or to Toronto. And yet the Sam stays true to the lived experience of living below sea-level: everything is designed to weather storms, floods and winter outdoor storage, from the internal gears (and rear drum brake) to the chip and rust resistant frame. 

By choosing the components carefully, with an eye to durability but also lighter weight, the end result is a bike that is just a touch heavier than Simcoe bikes, but with much better finishes, quality handmade construction, and all at a very competitive price. 

  • Genuine hand-made BELGIAN bike
  • Sturmey Archer 3 Speed hub gears - Maintenance free simplicity
  • Saccon front Caliper brake 
  • Herrmans grips - Made in Italy
  • Achielle custom chain-guard
  • Puncture resistant Schwalbe tires
  • Beautiful chip- and rust-resistant paintwork
ACHIELLE SAM ROADSTER
FRAME Achielle CORUS Steel, hand-brazed, Powder Coated (made in Belgium) 
FORK Achielle CORUS Steel, hand-brazed, Powder Coated (made in Belgium) 
HEADSET 1" Alloy
STEM Alloy Eagle 25.4
HANDLEBAR Alloy w/ slight sweep
GRIPS Herrmans (made in Finland)
SEATPOST Alloy Micro-adjust
SEAT Brooks Cambium C17 Black
FRONT BRAKE Saccon Caliper (made in Italy)
REAR BRAKE Sturmey Archer Drum
BRAKE LEVERS Dia Compe Classic
SHIFTER Sturmey Archer alloy thumb-shifter
FRONT HUB Sturmey Archer Hi-Flange - Sealed
REAR HUB Sturmey Archer 3-Speed
SPOKES 13G Stainless Steel, 36 Spokes
RIMS Rigida Alloy 36H eyeleted (made in Holland)
TIRES Schwalbe Delta Cruiser, w/Reflective
BOTTOM BRACKET Sealed Cartridge 68mm/105mm
CRANKS Sturmey Archer Alloy 46T
CHAIN Galvanized Steel
COGSET 1/2" x 1/8" 21T
PEDALS VP Sandpaper
KICKSTAND None
CHAINGUARD & FENDERS

Lepper (made in Holland)

 

ACHIELLE SAM OPA ROADSTER

FROM TO
57CM  5' 6" 5' 10"
61CM 5' 11" 6' 3"
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ACHIELLE COMPANY HISTORY: Achielle have been making bikes in the traditional way since 1946. Starting from humble beginnings in a family owned bicycle shop in Zwevezele to the present modern factory in Pittem, they have a long and storied past. Achielle has the advantage of being Belgian and they make bikes that bridge the lighter, speedier porteur bikes of Paris with the almost-overbuilt omafiets bikes of Amsterdam. Bikes like the Sam and Saar combine French racing bike geometry with low-maintenance Dutch parts, while bikes like the Ashington and Craighton pay homage to the Dutch bike by manufacturing them right. Perhaps the most Belgian of all bikes is the Babette and Basiel, two bikes that are light and sporty for longer rides without compromising comfort. Today,  Achielle is still a small family business and they still produce their bikes in Belgium, from raw steel tubes to finished bicycles.

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