Graceful Harmonic Bicycle
Pilen City is a graceful and harmonic city bicycle. A humble and neat Swedish-built steel vintage utility city bike with high quality and comfortable riding position.
Hightlights and Features
Specification, Options and Prices
- Frame tubes in chrome-molybdenum steel grade 4130. A more expensive steel grade. The frame becomes stronger and more flexible with better driving experience. Take it for a spin and feel the difference. The frame is welded with TIG welding, a slow and advanced welding technique that produces strong thin joints. The frame details are brazed. True craftsmanship is beautiful and gives the best driving experience.
- Elegant fork with cast steel crown. Fork legs in chrome molybdenum steel 4130. Fork legs are brazed to the cast fork. Very precise and responsive.
- Very strong wheels with double bottomed alloy rims, targeted spoke holes, eyelets and strong spokes in stainless steel. Rear wheel got butted spokes for extra strength.
- Maintenance-free bottom bracket from Tange model LN-7922 with forged steel solid spindle, quality shielded bearings and light alloy body cups. Just lovely feeling and spin.
- Stainless steel 18.8 mudguards, struts, carrier clamps and all nuts and bolts. Alloy seat post and stem.
- Elegant carrier in alloy.
- Standard saddle is Selle Montegrappa Future in faux leather Black, Brown or Honey. Optional is Brooks genuine leather saddles B67 (wide with spring suspension) or B17 (normal width) in Black, Brown or Honey.
- Saddle Montegrappa Future faux leather in Black, Brown or Honey.
- Optionally Brooks B17 or B67 in genuine leather Black, Brown or Honey. See price list.
- Several front hub and brake alternatives. See price list.
- Mudguards stainless steel unpainted.
- Black basket.
- Covering painted chainguard.
- Tyres black Schwalbe Range Cruiser.
- Black rubber grips.
- Bell Alloy.
- Stand Atran Moove Alloy.
- ABUS Amparo 485 high security lock.
- Approved battery lighting.
- Handlebars Sport or Roadster.
Handlebars Sport or RoadsterThe Sport handlebar is shaped like the new moon. It is slighly wider (605 mm) than the Sportster and is exactly horizontal (0 mm) in relation to the stem attachment point. With a Sport handlebar you ride more leaning forward as the handlebar sweeps back only 23°, and you have your knuckles more in the direction of travel. The Sport handlebar feels sporty and modern and reduces wind resistance. The Roadster handlebar is slightly narrower (595 mm) than Sport handlebar and the grips is 35 mm above the stem attachment point. You get a more upright riding position as the handlebar sweeps back 47° and the body weighs less on your arms and hands. The Roadster handlebar feels more relaxed and have a more classic look.
The Pilen costs a little more because it is much more bike. The prices are competitive and the bikes are good value when you compare what you get. The lovely driving experience, quality of the frame, the fine bottom bracket, the leather saddles and the thoughtful design give you many carefree, joyful years of ownership. For customers outside Sweden shipping, currency exchange rates and customs are factors. If you can’t convince a local bike shop to stock Pilen you can send us a message and we’ll offer you a quote.
Pilen City model
|City 1, coaster brake rear, rim brake front||Future faux leather||7045|
|City 1, coaster brake rear, roller brake hub dynamo front||Future faux leather||7545|
|City 3, coaster brake rear, rim brake front||Future faux leather||7645|
|City 3, coaster brake rear, roller brake hub dynamo front||Future faux leather||8145|
|City 7, coaster brake rear, rim brake front||Future faux leather||8295|
|City 7, coaster brake rear, roller brake hub dynamo front||Future faux leather||8795|
|City 7, roller brake rear, rim brake front||Future faux leather||8595|
|City 7, coaster brake rear, roller brake hub dynamo front||Future faux leather||9095|
|Prices are in SEK (kr). Shipping and handling not included.|
Pilen City Specification
|Colors||Pilen City comes in Bright Red RAL 3001, Black RAL 9005 and White RAL 9003. With Pilen silver badge.|
|Frame||Height: 54,5 cm. Chrome-molybdenum SAE 4130 in all tubes for optimum elasticity, comfort and durability. Powder coated.|
|Fork||Chrome-molybdenum SAE 4130 cast fork crown and brazed fork legs.|
|Mudguards||Stainless steel unpainted.|
|Bottom Bracket and Crankset||Maintenance-free bottom bracket from Tange model LN-7922 with forged steel solid spindle, quality shielded bearings and light alloy body cups. Alloy Crankset.|
|Chain and cover||104 links. Anti rust processed chain. Covering chain guard.|
|Hub rear alt. 1||Shimano CB-E110 1 gear. Coaster brakes.|
|Hub rear alt. 2||Shimano Nexus Inter 3. Coaster brakes. Handlebar Gripshift.|
|Hub rear alt. 3||Shimano Nexus Inter 7. Coaster brakes. Handlebar Gripshift.|
|Hub rear alt. 4||Shimano Nexus Inter 7. Roller brakes. Handlebar Gripshift. Front and rear brakes on handlebar.|
|Front hub||Alloy roller hub.|
|Shifting||Handlebar grip shift rear side.|
|Tires||Schwalbe black 40×622 m.m. with K-Guard. Black-Reflex.|
|Rims||28 inches (19-622) double bottomed aluminium rims, targeted spoke holes, eyelets and strong spokes in stainless steel. The rear wheel have reduced spokes. Comes in silver or black anodized aluminium.|
|Ekrar||Sapim Stainless steel 2 mm. Butted in the rear wheel.|
|Carrier||Slender and strong aluminium alloy carrier.|
|Lock||ABUS Shield 565 safety level 9|
|Brakes||Coaster brakes rear (exception alt. 4 and 5). Handlebar brake left. Tektro rim brake front. Can be equipped with dynamohub and/or rollerbrake|
|Saddle||Standard is Montegrappa Future in faux leather. Comes in Black, Brown or Honey.|
|Head Light||Axa Microscope (no models with dynamohub Spanninga Brio Led 15 Lux)|
|Rear Light||Spanninga Vena On/Off. Battery.|
|Reflectors||Reflex sides on tires and in lights.|
|Bell||Bell Büchel Alloy.|
|Grips||Black environmental friendly TPE (Kraton) from Herrmans.|
Pilen City model
Rim brake battery headlight
|Edited 2020-03-11 Louise|
|1 Gear||16.4 kg|
|3 Gears||16.8 kg|
|7 Gears, Coaster Brake||17.6 kg|
|7 Gears, Roller Brake||17.8 kg|
|8 Gears, Roller Brake||18.2 kg|
Tillval Pilen City
|Baklyse Secula, för navdynamo||500||Busch & Müller|
|Centralstöd Moove Double||300||Atran Velo|
|Däck Bruna||150||Schwalbe Tires|
|Däck Road Vita||150||Schwalbe Tires|
|Frampakethållare Atran Cargo Jumbo lackerad||990||Atran Velo|
|Frampakethållare Atran Cargo Jumbo svart||600||Atran Velo|
|Frampakethållare Atran Cargo Jumbo Basket lackerad med träbotten||990||Atran Velo|
|Frampakethållare Atran Cargo Jumbo Basket svart med träbotten||600||Atran Velo|
|Framlyse Classic för navdynamo||400||Busch & Müller|
|Framlyse Lumotec Lyt för navdynamo||500||Busch & Müller|
|Handtag Primergo kork||200||Herrmans Oy|
|Handtag Zeglo kork||200||Herrmans Oy|
|Korg Brooks Hoxton||1400||Brooks Saddles|
|Korg brun plastrotting||600||Pilen|
|Korg Småland (pris för City dam)||350||Pilen|
|Korg Småland, lackerad (pris för City dam)||Pilen|
|Lås ABUS 5650||200|
|Ringklocka E-ne aluminium||290||Crane Bells|
|Ringklocka E-ne mattsvart||350||Crane Bells|
|Ringklocka E-ne koppar||350||Crane Bells|
|Ringklocka E-ne mässing||350||Crane Bells|
|Ringklocka Riten aluminium||240||Crane Bells|
|Ringklocka Riten Koppar||350||Crane Bells|
|Ringklocka Riten mässing||300||Crane Bells|
|Ringklocka Suzu aluminium||220||Atran Velo|
|Ringklocka Suzu koppar||250||Crane Bells|
|Ringklocka Suzu mässing||250||Crane Bells|
|Sadelväska Pilen & Nyström svart, brun, honey||1100||Nyström Stockholm|
A Driving Experience Most Generous
Pilen City is a new graceful step-through bicycle. A humble and neat Swedish-built utility city-bike with basket and comfortable upright riding position. Pilen City is dedicated to those who want an pleasant uncomplicated bike with excellent road handling for daily commuting to work or school. Like its sister models, it has a durable and resilient frame in chrome molybdenum steel and the amazing Tange bottom bracket – so the driving experience is highly pleasurable and the roll is alluring.
In every detail
The bike is easy to handle and very safe with stainless steel mudguards, approved lock and lighting. You choose saddle color between Black, Honey and Brown on the saddle Montegrappa Future. As with all of Pilen’s models, you can choose to build a City Special by using your Pilen City with leather seats or nice components. The ladies bike is available in the three colours Black RAL 9005, Bright Red RAL 3002 or Green 6005 and gents colour Black RAL 9005.
The City comes with 1, 3, 7 or 8 hub gears, black basket (ladies). Choose between rim brakes front and battery headlight or hub dynamo and roller brakes front. The standard City model can be customized into a variety of variants, called City Special, where you choose how your Special model will look and be equipped. Choose color scheme and components according to your own taste.
Pilen is an unique Swedish manufacturer of well-built utility and city bicycles with lovely comfort and quality in the smallest detail.
Customise a City Special
- Single coloured bike or a custom composition with fenders and chain-guard in any standard Pilen colour.
- Red painted rims.
- Brown or Creme tyres.
- Saddle Brooks B17, B17 Special or faux leather.
- Exclusive bells from Japanese Crane Bells.
- A selection of baskets and carriers.
Why ride a Pilen?
The first and foremost argument is no doubt that you get a lot of bike for the buck. The Pilen only has but a few employees, and everyone in the company is able to build a bicycle with quality in the smallest detail. The bicycles are built at a lean production line that the Pilen folks built entirely on their own – a line that is subject to constant improvement.You can choose the equipment level on all models. If you want a bike with just the bare necessities or spend a little extra, you have the chance to compose your own personal bike. Compare the Pilen’s driving experience and the equipment level with other bicycle brands. The bike feels neater and more lively.