Dutchi 3i3-Speed Internal
Dutchi 3i3-Speed Internal
ELEGANT, FEMININE & INDEPENDENT
The upright riding position makes it very comfortable for everyday use, and the low step-through frame allows for easy on and off. If there ever was a frame designed for trips to the flower market or picking up fresh baked bread, this is it.
We apply a second layer of protective clear coat to the paint. It’s more work for us but it makes the paint stronger and more resilient for you. Two coats are better than one.
Leather Wrapped Grips
Hand-stitched genuine leather grips naturally absorb sweat and soften over time. If you ever had your skin against vinyl on a hot summer’s day, you’ll understand why we can’t compromise on genuine leather.
Wherever possible, we've chosen to make all the nuts, bolts, and washers on our bikes out of stainless steel. Stainless is much more resistant to rust than your typical chrome plated hardware. This small detail extends the life of your bike and helps to preserve its good looks.
The flat surface of a head set is a place where water often settles and over time rust develops. That's why we chose to make our sets out of aluminum so they don’t rust.
This bike is internally geared, which means you have the benefit of multiple gears without a cumbersome derailleur. For city riding, internal gears have many advantages. They are extremely reliable, require very little maintenance, you can shift without pedaling, and they're very easy to use.
Reflective Tire Wall
This bike has reflective tire walls, greatly enhancing your visibility at night. You can see quite clearly that without the reflective tire wall, a bike is nearly invisible on a dark street.
This bike has sealed bearings in the front hub. The advantages of sealed bearings over loose bearings are less friction, no maintenance, and more resistant to grit, grime and weather, making for smooth rides and extending the life of the bike.
We use 13 Gauge stainless steel spokes on the rear wheel because they are thicker and stronger than the standard 14 Gauge. Stronger spokes make stronger wheels, which is great when carrying extra weight like groceries or toddlers over bumpy city streets.
Frame size:Small: 41cm
Effective top tube length:Small: 57 cm
Medium: 59 cm
Weight:Small: 14kg / 32lbs
Medium: 14.7kg / 32.4lbs
Frame:Hi-ten steel frame with cro-mo down tube
Headset:1" alloy top/steel base
Crankset:Small: 3-piece forged aluminum crank, 165mm, 46T chainring, painted steel chainguard
Medium: 3-piece forged aluminum, 170mm, 46T chainring, painted steel chainguard
Shifter:Shimano twist shifter
Front hub:Sealed bearings, aluminum, 36H
Rear hub:Shimano Nexus internal 3-speed, freewheel hub
Spokes:14 gauge stainless steel w/ brass / CP nipples front, 13 gauge stainless steel w/brass/CP nipples rear
Rim:Small 26" Double walled, alloy rims
Medium 700c Double walled, alloy rims
Tires:Small Linus "Elysian" black, 26" x 1.25" with reflective stripe
Medium Linus "Elysian" black, 700x35c with reflective stripe
Brake levers:Tektro alloy
Front brakes:Alloy dual pivot caliper brakes with quick release
Rear brakes:Alloy dual pivot caliper brakes with quick release
Handlebar:Custom bend polished aluminum handlebar, 550mm x 165mm, 25.4mm center clamp
Grips:Hand-stitched genuine brown leather
Stem:Alloy road quill, 60mm x 210mm, 30d rise
Seat post and size:Alloy, adjustable, 25.4mm
Saddle:Comfort brown leatherette saddle with springs
Fenders:Painted steel fenders with retro brackets and stainless steel braces
Extras:Custom designed rear rack, front and rear reflectors, alloy kickstand
Dutchi 3 Height Recommendations:Small: 4'10" - 5'1" / 147.3cm - 160.0cm
Medium: 5'2" - 5'10" / 157.4cm - 177.8cm
*Note: Some riders may be a little outside these height range recommendations but prefer the feel of a larger or smaller size. Stand over height measurement is not as important as how the bike geometry feels while it is being ridden. As long as the rider can reach the ground while sitting on the saddle, even if it's just their toes, this size will be compatible with their height.
Bought an eraser-pink babydoll of a Dutchi as a grand prize raffle item for the Tour de Fleur women's ride grand prize. Some incredibly fortunate woman is about to fall in love with cycling if she hasn't already. Linus made it incredibly easy, bike shop employees fell in LOVE with her and I can't wait to present her this weekend. I think I need to order another for myself...
Absolutely love the look of the bike with cream tires. Customer service and delivery were great. I put the bike together myself due to tight timing woth the holidays. Delivery was 2days and assembly took 1-2hrs but was pretty straightforward. Minor tuning needed to front breaks, but other than that, the gears came attatched and fairly well tuned. The metal around the chain gaurd and fenders is a little flimsy and I needed to bend them a bit to align properly. Overall great experience and beautiful bike for $599.. best part, my wife is happy.
I have been looking for a stylish step-through bike. This one is perfect, and the color marine is beautiful! Delivery was easy through Velofix. The Velofix rep told me that you do not have to be moving to change gears which makes it so easy to ride. I am very happy with my new gorgeous Dutchi 3.
Have been looking for a great bike for a while and have been keeping my eye on the Linus Dutchi - it has everything! A comfortable seat and an upright riding position. The bike is surprisingly light and 3 speeds make it easy to climb the hills around Atlanta. Great purchase!
Absolutely love the bike. Beautiful color and smooth ride. I wear a lot of dresses and its easy to ride with a bike. My picnic basket fits perfectly on the back.
Wonderful bike and best replacement for the old English Raleighs. 70 year-old woman followed the Papillon video on YouTube, step by step. Assembly was easy and now she is once more tootling around Central Florida USA with shopping baskets full.
I worked growing up in a bike shop so in researching a cruising style bike for my wife everything we found were heavy singe speed fat tire bikes. my wife wanted a "cute bike, but I wanted her to have a bike that rode easily and was more of a regular bike, than the big clunker bikes in the marketplace.I found Linus and thenpurchased the Dutchi 3 for her and she picked the tiffany blue color and a basket for the handle bars. She loves the look of the "cute bike and it rides so much better than the bikes she test rode.She is very happy with the bike and I'm also happy she has a good bike. Now we can go for casual rides in in the evenings and on the weekend for dates to the farmers market.
I had looked at this bike for a year and a half and finally purchased the marine color with the square wicker basket. This bike is even more beautiful in person; I am so in love with it and cannot wait until it is nice enough out to ride it! Velofix assembled and delivered my bike and they were so nice and very professional, making sure everything was adjusted correctly before leaving. You will not be disappointed in this purchase. I am 5'10" tall with long legs, so I was worried even with the medium size not being tall enough for me, but it is perfect!
My wife was surprised with a Dutchi 3 for Christmas, and loved the classic design with the step through frame and brown seat and handles. The internal gears will be great without having to think about when to switch, and 3 gears will be perfect for roaming the sometimes hilly routes we take. With the quality of Linus we hope to have it for years to come.
I decided to start bike riding again after a forty year hiatus and am now the proud owner of a turquoise Dutchie 3. It’s so cute and I’m looking forward to grocery shopping and running errands without relying on a car for everything. And riding with grandkids. Did I mention that it’s cute? Yeah!
I couldn’t be happier with my Dutchi 3. When it was delivered I wanted to bring it to a local shop to have it assembled but they told me it would take a few days and I didn’t want to wait that long. So I did it myself and was surprised at how easy it was (once I got to work and stopped staring stupidly at all the parts and instructions). It’s a super smooth ride and feels very light and easy to handle. I also got the farmer’s basket which is perfect for holding groceries or my little rat terrier.
Ordered my bike on Thursday and it arrived on Friday! Didn't expect that. The box was a bit damaged from transit. Hoping that nothing got damaged. Haven't had it put together yet as we had show when I got home with it from my trip to California. I'll update when I have a chance to ride it
This is the first bike I have had since I was kid (I am 30), and get the same joy I had as a kid while riding my Dutchi.
I ride my bike everyday -- it's great to run errands, ride to the beach and cruise around the neighborhood. I live in Venice so the streets are friendly.
very good bike
I recently made the decision to start communting to work via bike. It was the best descion I made. Putting together the bike was easy and riding it everyday makes me love it even more + makes me feel like a kid again. I was recommended to this company by a friend and I'm so glad I followed through. Thank you for a wonderful, reliable product!
I bought this bike for my 15-year-old daughter. She's about 5' 7" and the large frame fits her perfectly. She really likes the styling and feels more comfortable riding it than her previous mountain bike which was stolen. We decided to get something for more casual rides. I put the bike together myself in about 45 minutes with no previous experience. I watched a couple YouTube videos before hand to see if I could do it. But the instructions were easy to follow and the bike came together pretty easily. Great quality bike for the price.
Our original order was damaged so another bike had to be shipped out other than shipping the bike is great. My daughter loves it she's a teen and it allows her to get around the city
I just love my Dutch 3. Perfect city bike for runs to the farmers market, and great for long rides in the neighborhood on the weekends. Comfortable for the long rides, gears are great for up hills. Couldn't be happier...I may need the new Pronto too for my speed racer rides !