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Core77 Dutch Master

by Karen Day in Tech on 09 July 2009

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Resting on tires that "eat curbs for breakfast," Core77's new Dutch Master bicycle has a beefy stance that offers a smooth aesthetic and powerful ride.

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Designed and built entirely in New York City, the limited edition bike is a seamless combination of old and new with its BMX attributes and classic Dutch style. Beginning with a customized frame based on the Worksman cruiser—an NYC deliveryman's staple—Core77 modified the frame adding a vigilantly chosen set of components.

Hand-built by KT Higgins, a former bike messenger and owner of Bushwick Bike Shop, each of the 25 bicycles rolls on shock-absorbing Fat Frank tires from Schwalbe, making it easy to ride the uneven city streets while adding a sense of freestyle to its distinguished appearance.

The Brooklyn Machine Works indestructible stems and pedals will keep you moving as you sit high on the Brooks saddle. Cruising isn't all this bicycle can handle though—the BMX Crankset, Sturmy-Archer front and rear drum breaks, hand-built wheels with Swiss DT spokes and sturdy bike pegs are all unobtrusively affixed for those times where performance supersedes style.

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We couldn't have been more impressed after taking the Dutch Master for a spin around SoHo, where the bike will be shown off at the neighborhood's Apple Store, this Saturday, 11 July 2009 at 3pm. The designers and builders will be on site guiding the audience through the bike's development process with photos and videos.

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Additionally, the Dutch Master will become a fixture of the new Ace Hotel New York lobby, an inimitable match for the sleek yet bohemian bike.

The Dutch Master bicycle is available for purchase from the Core77 shop, for $1560.

See more images after the jump.

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