New Albion is a San Francisco based bike brand that understand the beauty of the classic bicycle era. Their name is a nod to Sir Francis Drake, the English explorer/privateer who during his circumnavigation of the globe and raids on Spanish flotilla’s landed somewhere on the Northern California coast which he dubbed “New Albion”.
(Sir Frank pictured above in a more reflective moment)
The Homebrew is one of their road bike offerings. Typically sold as a drop bar road bike, the Homebrew is a perfect option for modification and customization. The versatility of this bike lends itself well to handlebar swaps and a variety of riding styles. Designed as a classic lightweight steel road bike, it also makes an excellent everyday commuter and light tourer. Outfitted with a good assortment of braze-ons, the Homebrew will accommodate most front and rear racks, a wide range of tire sizes, and fenders.
Pedal Revolution built this one up as a comfortable upright do-all bike. Add a basket to the front and a rack on the back and you’d have a great commuter/weekend touring bike. We added a classy Soma Sutro stem to compliment the San Francisco Bay (“New Albion”) headbadge, a Wald tourist bar, IRD friction thumbshifters, retro-styled Tektro brake levers, Panaracer Pasela tires, a softer saddle, and cork grips. Come by and check this and the other New Albion bike offerings. Lovely well-thought out bikes for many types of riding.
56cm – $965.