Bobbin Bikes

Bobbin are interested in recapturing the magic and excitement that they all felt from riding their first bikes with the bicycles having their own personalities (and sometimes even names). The idea that cycling doesn't have to be sporty is very important to us. Buying a Bobbin means you can arrive at meeting, an art gallery or a date on time and in style. The bikes are beautiful, romantic machines that happen to be very practical. They have useful design features like mudguards, covered chains, hub gears and carrier racks so you can wear your everyday clothes and carry all your stuff around whilst looking effortlessly chic and unflustered.

Bobbin Metric Commuter Bike Bike Black 700c Wheel

The Metric is a small-wheeled utility version of the Noodle, inspired by our recent visit to Kyoto. 'Mini-velo' adult bikes are a huge trend in Japan, where they are stored in tiny apartments and used to zip around the city back alleys on errands. It doesn't fold, which means the frame is elegantly slim, light and more rigid than a folder.

Fitted with a handy front rack (removable if you like), it's surprisingly sporty and fast. Metric is a one-size unisex machine that can be swapped between colleagues and family members. The 7-speed system features a sturdy hi-tensile steel construction with stylish full length colour co-ordinated mudguards to keep you clean and dry on those city jaunts. With a micro adjust seat post, your view of the road can be adjusted for a custom fit.

Riding this bike will fill you with joy and make you look very cool indeed.


  • Frame: Hi-tensile traditional steel unisex frame.
  • Fork: High tensile steel comfort fork. Non-replaceable dropouts.
  • Gear system: 7 speed Shimano cassette with Shimano Tourney rear derailleur, single chainset.
  • Transmission: Shimano chain. BSA bottom bracket.
  • Brakes: Tektro U-brake with Tektro Side Pull caliper brakes.
  • Steering: Straight chrome plated handlebars, quill stem and brown comfort grips. External cable routing.
  • Saddle: Stylish traditional Bobbin vinyl comfort saddle. Alloy micro-adjust seat post.
  • Wheel/Frame Size: 700c (42cm).
  • Tyres and Tubes: Kenda Brown with cream wall 20" x 1" retro road tyres.
  • Additional: Front and rear full length colour matched mudguards. Front luggage carrier rack. Side kickstand.
  • Frame colour: Black.
  • Fork colour: Black.
  • Cycle Condition: New. This bike is shipped 90% assembled in a sealed box. Inflation of tyres, fitting of pedals, front wheel, saddle and seat post are necessary. Brakes and gears may require some adjustment prior to riding.