Take our ever popular Vitesse frame, equiped it with a Shimano 7 speed Nexus Internal Hub, and add to it the Patterson Metropolis Crank from Full Speed Ahead. You get a bike that is a star performer and a beauty on the streets.
This upgrade takes the 245% Gear Range of the Nexus Hub and expands it to 392%. Moreover, as the standard VItesse I7 is outfitted with a 38 tooth Chain wheel, the Patterson brings a 28 tooth chainwheel, with a planetary gear, that yields a 1.6 step, or equivalent 46 tooth high gear Chainwheel (this is internal magic in the Patterson drive). The result is both a lower range and higher range than the standard Vitesse I7.
The bottom bracket is also replaced with the FSA Metropolis BB. One smooth ride.
Durable, reliable and fashionable, this is one wonderful bike.