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2018 Wabi Retro
2018 Wabi Retro
2018 Wabi Retro
2018 Wabi Retro
2018 Wabi Retro
2018 Wabi Retro
2018 Wabi Retro
2018 Wabi Retro
$1,095.00

2018 Wabi Retro

The ultimate in steel bicycle frame construction is our beautiful, lightweight lugged frame, formerly the basis of the Wabi Special. Lugged steel bike frames offer a road feel unlike any other design, but not all lugged steel frames are created equal. 

The Wabi Retro is a purist's single-speed road bike.

The Wabi Retro uses a fully hand-brazed frame, built by specially trained frame builders in Taiwan. The difference in the Wabi Retro is that these builders are trained by one of the top hand-built frame builders from Japan. The workmanship (clean joints, mitering of the tubes, drop-outs seamlessly integrated into the stays) is outstanding, and the resulting ride is buttery smooth, with amazing stability.

Offered in Yellow and Vintage White (photo coming soon). Check out the Wabi Retro GP for other color options with the same frame.

  • Reynolds 725 double-butted, heat-treated tubing
  • Fully lugged, brazed construction for the ultimate ride
  • Lightweight, responsive wheels (1725g/set)
  • Total bike weight of 19.7 lbs or 8.9 kg (55cm size)
  • 700c wheels and flip-flop hubs 
  • 46/18 freewheel
  • 28mm Kenda tires (fits up to 32mm wide tires)

This bike does not come with pedals, but you can add them during the checkout process.

We can do many customizations on our bikes. When you order, leave us a note in the comments and we'll contact you if we need more info. 

Crankset Andel RSC1-7102
Bottom Bracket TH BB-7420ST, 68/103 sealed
Headset Tange Seiki RDC-82 Threadless
Stem Leadtec LCS-7091, 4 bolt, 0 degree rise
Seat post Kalloy SP-248D, 27.2mm, 250mm long
Brakes Tektro R540 calipers w/ Jagwire cables
Chain YBN S20G2, gold, 1/2'x3/32'
Lock Ring Joy Tech BC1.29X24 /UCP
Freewheel Cold-forged Long Yih 3 pawl

Individual components subject to change. Ask us if you need confirmation on specific items.

 

RIDER HEIGHT  FRAME SIZE STANDOVER HEIGHT
5'4 - 5'7 49CM 30.2IN
5'7 - 5'10 52CM 31.3IN
5'10 - 6'1 55CM 32.5IN
6'1 - 6'3 58CM 33.6IN
6'3 - 6'6 60CM 34.8IN

 

Shipping

Orders over $100 ship free to locations in the 48 contiguous U.S. states. Customers in all other locations will be provided with a live quote during checkout.

We can ship to virtually any address in the world through a variety of carriers. When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page. These are estimates, and Wabi Cycles cannot take responsibility for late arrivals.

Some items we sell are offered at flat-rate shipping. In these instances we are averaging the shipping cost across all orders of similar items, so you may pay more or less than the actual cost of shipping.

 

Returns Policy

You may return most new, undamaged, and unused items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. You're responsible for the cost of shipping returns back to us.

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper; however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
 
If you need to return an item, please Contact Us with your order number and details about the product you would like to return. We will respond quickly with instructions for how to return items from your order.

 

 

Frame Warranty
All Wabi Cycles framesets are warrantied for 5 years from the date of purchase to the original owner against defects in materials or workmanship.

The warranty is non-transferable and applicable only to the original purchaser. The warranty does not cover problems due to misuse or lack of maintenance.

Parts and Accessories Warranty
All parts and accessories are warrantied to the original owner against defects in materials or workmanship for 1 year from the date of purchase. This warranty includes:

      • Drivetrains, including cogs, chain rings, and crank sets
      • Wheels, hubs, spokes
      • Stems
      • Saddles
      • Seat posts
      • Handlebars
      • Pedals
      • Brakes

Some components are considered "wear items" and are not warrantied against normal wear and tear. These items are warrantied against defects in materials or workmanship for 1 year from the date of purchase. These items include:

      • Tires
      • Tubes
      • Bar tape
      • Chains
      • Grips
      • Brake pads
      • Paint

If you do need to return an item, visit the shipping and returns page for more info. Please do not ship anything back for replacement or refund before contacting Wabi Cycles. Be sure to appropriately insure any package returned. Keep a record of any shipment until you have received credit or replacement merchandise.

You are responsible for shipping costs to return any items. If we determine the product was defective, we will compensate you, at our discretion, for the cost of return shipping.

Description 

The Wabi Retro uses a fully hand-brazed frame, built by specially trained frame builders in Taiwan. The difference in the Wabi Retro is that these builders are trained by one of the top hand-built frame builders from Japan. The workmanship (clean joints, mitering of the tubes, drop-outs seamlessly integrated into the stays) is outstanding, and the resulting ride is buttery smooth, with amazing stability.

Offered in Yellow and Vintage White (photo coming soon). Check out the Wabi Retro GP for other color options with the same frame.

  • Reynolds 725 double-butted, heat-treated tubing
  • Fully lugged, brazed construction for the ultimate ride
  • Lightweight, responsive wheels (1725g/set)
  • Total bike weight of 19.7 lbs or 8.9 kg (55cm size)
  • 700c wheels and flip-flop hubs 
  • 46/18 freewheel
  • 28mm Kenda tires (fits up to 32mm wide tires)

This bike does not come with pedals, but you can add them during the checkout process.

We can do many customizations on our bikes. When you order, leave us a note in the comments and we'll contact you if we need more info. 

Components 

Crankset Andel RSC1-7102
Bottom Bracket TH BB-7420ST, 68/103 sealed
Headset Tange Seiki RDC-82 Threadless
Stem Leadtec LCS-7091, 4 bolt, 0 degree rise
Seat post Kalloy SP-248D, 27.2mm, 250mm long
Brakes Tektro R540 calipers w/ Jagwire cables
Chain YBN S20G2, gold, 1/2'x3/32'
Lock Ring Joy Tech BC1.29X24 /UCP
Freewheel Cold-forged Long Yih 3 pawl

Individual components subject to change. Ask us if you need confirmation on specific items.

 

Size Chart

RIDER HEIGHT  FRAME SIZE STANDOVER HEIGHT
5'4 - 5'7 49CM 30.2IN
5'7 - 5'10 52CM 31.3IN
5'10 - 6'1 55CM 32.5IN
6'1 - 6'3 58CM 33.6IN
6'3 - 6'6 60CM 34.8IN

 

Shipping & Returns 

Shipping

Orders over $100 ship free to locations in the 48 contiguous U.S. states. Customers in all other locations will be provided with a live quote during checkout.

We can ship to virtually any address in the world through a variety of carriers. When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page. These are estimates, and Wabi Cycles cannot take responsibility for late arrivals.

Some items we sell are offered at flat-rate shipping. In these instances we are averaging the shipping cost across all orders of similar items, so you may pay more or less than the actual cost of shipping.

 

Returns Policy

You may return most new, undamaged, and unused items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. You're responsible for the cost of shipping returns back to us.

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper; however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
 
If you need to return an item, please Contact Us with your order number and details about the product you would like to return. We will respond quickly with instructions for how to return items from your order.

 

 

Warranty 

Frame Warranty
All Wabi Cycles framesets are warrantied for 5 years from the date of purchase to the original owner against defects in materials or workmanship.

The warranty is non-transferable and applicable only to the original purchaser. The warranty does not cover problems due to misuse or lack of maintenance.

Parts and Accessories Warranty
All parts and accessories are warrantied to the original owner against defects in materials or workmanship for 1 year from the date of purchase. This warranty includes:

      • Drivetrains, including cogs, chain rings, and crank sets
      • Wheels, hubs, spokes
      • Stems
      • Saddles
      • Seat posts
      • Handlebars
      • Pedals
      • Brakes

Some components are considered "wear items" and are not warrantied against normal wear and tear. These items are warrantied against defects in materials or workmanship for 1 year from the date of purchase. These items include:

      • Tires
      • Tubes
      • Bar tape
      • Chains
      • Grips
      • Brake pads
      • Paint

If you do need to return an item, visit the shipping and returns page for more info. Please do not ship anything back for replacement or refund before contacting Wabi Cycles. Be sure to appropriately insure any package returned. Keep a record of any shipment until you have received credit or replacement merchandise.

You are responsible for shipping costs to return any items. If we determine the product was defective, we will compensate you, at our discretion, for the cost of return shipping.

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