Shinola continues to expand its line of American-made city bikes with a new singlespeed model that is significantly less expensive than its previous multi-speed bikes. However, the Detroit Arrow will feature a tig-welded True Temper steel frame that is still made by Waterford Cycles in Wisconsin.
It will also be assembled by hand in the United States with an all-black component spec, which includes Shinola leather saddle, grips, fenders and chain guard. It will also feature the signature, laser-cut “S” found in the dropouts and fork crown common on all Shinola models.
The Detroit Arrow will be available in just black or white, in three men’s sizes and one step-thru size for $1,000.
Shinola offers two other models, the Bixby and Runwell, also made by Waterford Cycles. It makes a lot more than bicycles too, it produces high-end watches and leather goods made right here in the U.S. of A. The watch factory occupies 30,000 square feet of the historic Argonaut building in Detroit, the former home of the General Motors Research Laboratory.