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Papillionaire Bicycles

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Papillionaire Bicycles are striking city bikes in both step-through and diamond frame versions.  Handsomely appointed with leather grips and riveted leather saddles, although we also have a standard package for those more price-conscious. They feature Shimano 3 or 8 speed internally geared hubs, Tektro brakes, alloy rims and an option of cream or gumwall (black) tires in 700C.   This bike is a recent arrival from Australia, and we are the only local dealer.

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The Papillonaire Sommer in Maya Blue.

The Papillonaire Sommer is a classic step-through bicycle, and is very upright in posture. If you’re looking for a new bicycle with a great vintage fit, this is it! The Papillionaire Sommer comes with fenders, rack, and chainguard. Available in 3-speeds internally geared and also in 8 speeds.  Available in maya blue, mint green, and black. Also available by special order in tomato red and peach.  Available in two sizes (fitting riders roughly 5′ 2″ – 5′ 10″). This bike includes both a premium and standard option of leather saddle and grips.

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The Papillonaire Mixte in Vermilion.

The Papillonaire Mixte is a great option for those who want the comfort of a step-through but the agility of a more racing-style bike. The “Mixte” frame is French in heritage and similar in posture to a classic diamond frame, but the lower top tube makes it easier to get on and off. Available in British racing green and vermilion. Available in a 3-speed or 8-speed internally geared hub. This bike also includes both a premium and standard option of leather saddle and grips.

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The Papillonaire Classic in British Racing Green.

The Papillonaire Classic is a classic diamond frame roadster with a smooth and comfortable ride. Available in two sizes (fitting riders roughly 5′ 8″ – 6′ 4″) in British racing green, navy, and vermilion. Available in 3-speeds internally geared and also in 8 speeds. This bike also includes both a premium and standard option of leather saddle and grips.