Classic Vintage Steel City Bike

Pilen Lyx

The Lyx is a classic steel bicycle beauty distinctly Scandinavian. A city bicycle for commuting and gravel road exploring. It offers a pleasant upright ride facing the sun.

Hightlights and Features

A friend on the road

Pilen Lyx is our most classic bike. It breathes confidence, is a well-built and comfortable ride.

Upright driving position

Pilen Lyx has an upright relaxed driving position. You glide in style and a harmonious calm.

Swedish-built quality

The bikes are built in our factory in Gamleby with components both local and international.

Fork for comfort

Pilen Lyx has a fork chrome-moly 4130 with cast fork crown and brass brazed legs.

Built-in gear hubs

For worry-free operation and maintenance, Pilen Lyx has the gears internal in the rear hub.

Steel frame cromoly 4130

Pilen Lyx has a resilient and strong frame with TIG-welded tubes in chrome-moly steel SEA 4130.

Super resilient wheels

Double-bottomed rims with eyelets, directional spoke holes, stainless spokes and spoke nuts.

Fully equipped

The Pilen bikes have approved lighting, reflectors and lock from Abus.

Exquisite rust protection

Pilen bikes are built for a rough climate and have extra good rust and weather protection.

Comfortable saddle

Upright riding position is combined with a saddle that has built-in suspension.

Specification, Options and Prices

  1. 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.
  2. 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..
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Stainless steel 18.8 mudguards, struts, seat post, stem, carrier clamps and all nuts and bolts.
  6. Sturdy yet elegant carrier in chrome molybdenum tubing with stainless steel clamps and hand-painted badge.
  7. Standard saddle is the wide and comfy Selle Montegrappa Future faux leather in colours Black, Brown or Honey. Optional is genuine Brooks leather saddle B67 with spring suspension in Black, Brown or Honey.

  • Wide saddle Montegrappa Future in faux leather with spring suspension. Black, Brown or Honey.
  • Option is saddle Brooks B66 in genuine leather with spring suspension. Black, Brown or Honey.
  • Frame in TIG welded chrome-molybdenum high grade steel with brazed details.
  • Black mudguards stainless steel. Powder coated.
  • Black carrier chrome-molybdenum tubing with hand painted badge.
  • Black chain cover chromated steel.
  • Black anodized alloy rims.
  • Black Schwalbe Citizen 47×622 with reflex sides.
  • Stainless steel bell with Pilen badge.
  • Black grips.
  • Side stand Atran zinked steel.
  • Abus security class 8 lock Amparo 485.
  • Front and rear lighting with reflexes.
  • Hub dynamo built in the front hub powering the head light. Optional is hub without dynamo and battery head light.

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 Lyx model
Saddle
Price
Magnus 2021-03-01
Lyx 1, coaster brake rear, roller brake hub dynamo frontFuture faux leather7195
Lyx 3, coaster brake rear, roller brake hub dynamo frontFuture faux leather7795
Lyx 7, coaster brake rear, roller brake hub dynamo frontFuture faux leather8495
Lyx 7, roller brake rear, roller brake and hub dynamo frontFuture faux leather8695
Lyx 1, coaster brake rear, roller brake hub dynamo frontBrooks B67 leather7995
Lyx 3, coaster brake rear, roller brake hub dynamo frontBrooks B67 leather8595
Lyx 7, coaster brake rear, roller brake hub dynamo frontBrooks B67 leather9295
Lyx 7, roller brake rear, roller brake and hub dynamo frontBrooks B67 leather9495
Prices are in SEK (kr). Shipping and handling not included.
All prices are recommended retailer prices and shipping and handling fees might apply.
Pilen Lyx Specification
Information
2017-08-09 Louise
ColorsPilen Lyx comes in Black RAL 9005, Red RAL 3004, Blue RAL 5001, Dark Green RAL 6005, Creme RAL 1015, Orange RAL 2000, Silver, Pale blue RAL 5024, Pale green RAL 6021, Orange RAL 2000, Durablack, Durablue and Duragreen. Lyx Lady's model also comes in Red RAL 3002 and White RAL 9003. With Pilen silver badge.
FrameHeight Ladies: 54 cm. Height Gents: 56,5 cm. Chrome-molybdenum SAE 4130 in all tubes for optimum elasticity, comfort and durability. Powder coated.
ForkChrome-molybdenum SAE 4130 cast fork crown and brazed fork legs.
MudguardsStainless steel black powder painted.
Bottom Bracket and CranksetMaintenance-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 cover108 links anti rust protected chain. The chain guard has a layer of zink before powder coating.
Gear ratio44:20
Hub rear alt. 1Shimano one-gear. Coaster brake.
Hub rear alt. 2Shimano Nexus Inter 3. Coaster brakes. Handlebar Gripshift.
Hub rear alt. 3Shimano Nexus Inter 7. Coaster brakes. Handlebar Gripshift.
Hub rear alt. 4Shimano Nexus Inter 7. Roller brakes. Handlebar Gripshift. Front and rear brakes on handlebar.
Hub rear alt. 5Shimano Nexus Inter 8. Roller brakes. Handlebar Gripshift. Front and rear brakes on handlebar.
Front hub alt. 1Shimano DH-2R35-E- with hub dynamo powering the head light. Roller brakes Shimano BR-IM45.
ShiftingHandlebar grip shift rear side.
TiresSchwalbe Citizen 47-622 with Puncture Protection. For heavy persons (+85) kg we recommend Schwalbe Big Apple.
Rims28 inches (19-622) double bottomed aluminium rims, targeted spoke holes, eyelets and strong spokes in stainless steel. Black anodized aluminium.
SpokesSapim Stainless steel 2.36 mm butted in the rear wheel.
Basket/Front carrierBlack basket wire model on ladies.
Rear CarrierStable carrier made of steel tubing with stainless steel clamps. Painted black.
LockABUS high security lock (class 8).
BrakesCoaster brake rear hub alt. 1-3. Handlebars brakes on roller brake hubs.
SaddleMontegrappa Future in faux leather with spring suspension. Black, Brown or Honey. Optionally Brooks B67 genuine leather with spring suspension. Black, Brown or Honey.
Headlight ManBusch & Müller Lumotec Retro N with 2.4 watts H3-lamp.
Headlight Lady Busch & Müller Lumotec basic with 2.4 watts H3-lamp.
Rear LightLED. Automatic light activated by low light and movement. From Spanninga.
ReflectorsReflex sides on the tires, in the rear and front lamp and on the basket (ladies model).
BellStainless steel with Pilen badge.
GripsBlack environmental friendly TPE (Kraton) from Herrmans.

Weights

Pilen Lyx model
Saddle Brooks B66
Saddle Future
Updated 2020-03-11
Ladies 1C19.1kg18.7kg
Ladies 3C19.5kg19.1kg
Ladies 7C20.3kg19.9kg
Ladies 7RB20.6kg20.2kg
Ladies 8RB20.9kg20.5kg
Gents 1C17.7kg17.3kg
Gents 3C18.1kg17.7kg
Gents 7C18.9kg18.5kg
Gents 7RB19.2kg18.8kg
Gents 8RB19.5kg19.1kg

Beautiful and usable extra options Pilen Lyx Special to cater for your personal wishes and needs.

A Driving Experience Most Generous

Lovely bicycling

Pilen Lyx is a Swedish-built stylish and durable classic steel roadster utility city bicycle. A pragmatic romantic vintage bicycle with comfortable upright riding position. The Lyx features an extraordinarily comfortable ride that you simply have to experience. The Pilen bikes are painstakingly designed in the smallest detail, resistant to rust and environmentally friendly painted. The steel frame is TIG-welded in chromium-molybdenum SAE 4130 and has brazed details. Function and form comes together in carefree maintenance and classical elegance. Are you ready to fall in love?
Pilen Lyx

In every detail

Low-maintenance hub gears and brakes combined with handlebar shift, back-pedal coaster rear brake (with a hand operated brake option available) and a super-comfortable Brooks leather saddle. The bicycle is supplied with a substantial load-bearing rear carrier with hand painted Pilen logo. It has powder coated steel mudguards and chain guard, front dynamo and rear LED lights, a frame-fitted rear wheel immobiliser lock and a special Pilen bell. The Lady’s model has a low step-through swan frame and front fitted basket as standard. The Lyx comes in 1, 3, 7 and 8 gears.

Shimano Nexus rullbroms och navgenerator fram.

Lyx Colours

Customise a Lyx Special

Truth be told, we sell precious few bicycles as standards compared to the number of Specials that rolls out the factory door. A good bike is something you should enjoy, feel proud of and have a good relationship with – aesthetically, technically and economically. That’s why Pilen embraces the customers’ creativity. It makes sense for everyone involved. The customer gets his personal Pilen to enjoy and Pilen gets to sell more beautiful Pilen bikes.
The Lyx Special is a Lyx where you have selected paint job and parts to your own liking. Single colour bicycles with white or brown tyres are popular. You kan choose:
  • Single coloured bike or a custom composition with fenders, carrier, chain-guard in any standard Pilen colour.
  • Silver anodised or red power painted rims.
  • Brown or Creme tyres. Schwalbe Fat Frank or Big Apple.
  • Leather saddle Brooks B66, B17 or B17.
  • Exclusive bells from Japanese Crane Bells.
  • A selection of baskets and carriers.
You must order a Lyx Special though your Pilen retailer. Some delivery time might apply.
Pilen Lyx Special Ladies Red RAL 3004. Extra equipment.
Pilen Lyx Special Ladies Red RAL 3004. Extra equipment: single colour bicycle, Brooks Honey leather saddle, Creme tyres, silver rims, Crane Bells Suzu Brass and grips Herrmans Primergo.
Pilen Lyx Special Ladies Green RAL 6021. Extra equipment.
Pilen Lyx Special Ladies Green RAL 6021. Extra equipment: Brooks Honey leather saddle, brown basket, Creme tyres, silver rims, grips Herrmans cork and single colour bicycle.

A selection of pretty Lyx Specials

Not everyone is a great artist but everyone can be artistic. Some compositions of colours and components are more popular than others. Look at a number of the most harmonious Special variants.

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.

Pilen Lyx as a branded bike

Pilen Lyx is an excellent choice as a branded bike for a company or organisation. We fit a sign to the carrier and you can have it in your brand’s colour.
Branded bike and company bike
Pilen Lyx Special as branded bike and company bike.
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