All Paper Bicycles have a stainless steel kickstand, and painted steel mudguards. Rims and most fittings are silver aluminium. The saddle, tyres, and chain panel are normally black. Everything is subject to change.


Frame Wet paint  over cathodic dip undercoat, onto a steel frame with lifetime guarantee
Wheels 26″ wheels, puncture proof tyres, 36 spoke aluminium rims
Hubs Sturmey Archer three speed (41″-73″),
70mm drum brakes
Lights Hub dynamo powered LED front and rear lights


Height The bicycle will fit most riders from 1.55m to 1.95m tall, or 5′ to 6’4″ tall
Inside leg 70-98cm (28″ – 38.5″)
Weight Up to 110kg, 242lb, 17 stone 4
Step over 30cm (12″)



Frame TIG welded High Tensile Steel, plain gauge tubing. Tested to ISO 4210
Forks TIG welded High Tensile Steel 1″1/8 26tpi threaded steerer tube. Tested to ISO 4210
Frame reach 58cm (23″), measured horizontally from head tube axis to seat post axis
Frame size 46cm (18″), as measured from the bottom bracket center, to the seat tube top
Compatibility 135mm OLD, 68mm BSA BB, 45mm+-3mm Chain line, 1″1/8 x 200mm steerer tube
Finish Wet paint over a cathodic dip undercoat, which also paints inside the frame tubes.

Chain Panel

Plastic Black 3mm thick polypropylene, with a dimpled texture
Wood 3mm thick laser cut plywood treated with an Alkyd resin wood stain
DiBond Screen printed 3mm Thick Aluminium/Polythene composite panel.
Inside Panel Powder coated 1.5mm thick aluminium

Drive Train

Chain Zinc plated, 1/8″ wide, chain with wax lubrication
Cranks 170mm Aluminium cold forged crank, with pressed steel chainring
Three Speed Sturmey Archer RX-RD3, 41″-72″ (38t chain ring, 17t sprocket, 1.6-2.8 gain ratio)


Tyres 26″ x 2″ Kenda Kwik Roller tyres, with Kevlar belt and reflective stripe
26″ x 2″ Schwalbe Big Apple Tyres, with Kevlar belt and reflective stripe
Tubes 26″ Inner tube Schraeder (car) valve
Rim Double wall silver anodized aluminium rim ETRTO 559mm x 19mm
Spokes Stainless steel 14 gauge plain spokes
Hubs 36 hole Aluminium Sturmey Archer hubs, cartridge bearings (except 3spd)


Hub Brakes Sturmey Archer XFD 70mm drum brakes, Steel lining, aluminium shell
Levers Sturmey Archer Silver Aluminium four finger levers, with reach adjustment
Cable Inner Stainless Steel pre-stretched slick cables
Cable outer Pre-lubed lined outer


Saddle Black Polyurethane co moulded saddle
Seatpost 31.8mm x 400mm silver aluminium seatpost,
Usable adjustment range of 28cm
Stem 50mm reach x 230mm long Aluminium/Stainless steel quill stem
Usable height adjustment of 120mm, can be reversed for -50mm reach.
Handle Bars 600mm wide Silver aluminium swept back roadster style handlebars
Grips 130mm long Kraton rubber single density grips
Pedals VP616 Pedals, rubber/aluminium body, sealed cone/cup bearings


Mudguards 60mm wide Stainless Steel, with Aluminium stays
Kickstand Stainless Steel, single leg frame mounted stand
Nuts & Bolts Wherever practical, A2 Stainless Steel Metric
Bottom Bracket 127mm BSA JIS Cartridge Bottom Bracket, steel cups, Shimano splines
Headset 1″1/8 Steel threaded headset with caged ball bearings


Hub Dynamo Sturmey Archer XFDD 3 watt hub dynamo
Front Light 15 Lux Spanninga LED headlight, with standlight
Rear Light Mudguard mounted LED light with standlight
Cabling 2 ply black PVC outer, 1mm² multi strand copper core, crimped spade connections


2 thoughts on “Specification

  1. Hi,
    Could you tell me a rough finished weight or range of possible weights (given the finish) of the Paper Bicycle?

    1. Hi Colin

      The weight ranged from about 15kg through to about 18kg, depending on the spec. Essentially its about the weight of a typical Dutch bike. At some point I’ll accurately weigh the options so I can be more precise. I’ll get this page amended as well so it gives the weight.


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