PERTH, Australia - Bike Republic is the exclusive distributor for Europe of the lifestyle bicycles of Australian Base Urban bikes. They are the first production bikes to come out of the world renowned Flying Machine Studio in Perth, Australia.
Based in Perth Western Australia, the Flying Machine Bicycle Design Studio has carved out a reputation as boutique producer, creating designer bicycles for contemporary cyclists. Branding their unique and beautiful creations under the moniker of ‘Sexy Bicycles’ each model is individually stamped and numbered in production runs of 9, 18, or 27 units.
The Base Urban range, the RD Alfine, and FX fixed models, build on Flying Machines special design experience resulting in a new breed of classic bikes updated and improved with the latest technology.
Unique to the range of Base Urban bikes is the striking frame design featuring a clever split ‘double-top’ tube and curved down tube. The frame is hand-built in lightweight and solid ‘airplane tubing’ Cromolly steel.
All the bikes in the range feature a Gates Carbon Belt drive system, which ensures extended life and maintenance and grease free operation. The range is completed with high quality components, including a hand crafted grouped spoke wheel set.
Both bikes in Base Urban’s FX range offer fixed wheel transmission, with the FX1.0 sporting drop bars and a gleaming white finish, whilst the FX2.0 offers classic fixie chic with a solid riser bar, Oruy Mountain grips and black paint finish. The RD range offers the smooth and silky Alfine hub gear system, again one with a drop bar and one with a riser.