I've been modelling for the brand BAL for a few years now and have come to have a real appreciation for the quality of design, garments are print they use. Bal's creators do come from a background we can call 'street' but have grown the 'Bal' look into something with can call contemporary adult casual clothing: 

 

 

You can get a closer feel for the A/W 16' collection from this video below:

 

bal 2016 AW image movie from baloriginal on Vimeo.

 

Their background and appreciation for the cultures around them, made me want to bring our brands together for a collaboration very unlike any before:

 

 

A collaboration between Bal Original and 'Cartel Bikes'.
 
Introducing you to a completely original 700C sized  bike, inspired by the classical city bikes of Italy; that we've made with a Staggered frame making for an easy ride. Building on that smooth ride the handlebars, tires, cantilever brakes and other details were finished under BAL's supervision to give the bike a vintage-like feel.

Useage of Chromoly type iron gives the bike a supple and sturdy ride and ensures the bikes longevity.

 

 

 

The bike comes in two unique versions; the first being an all Chrome version finished with promenade type handle bars, and the second a solid black with flat type handle bars.

 

Both version having a silver plated finish with an embossed version of BAL's insignia crowning the bike's head tube.

 

 

The bikes are capable of being to set both to free or fixed gear.

 

 

  • CHROME

PRICE: ¥80,000 + Tax

  • BLACK

PRICE: ¥65,000 + Tax

 

The detailed specifications of the bike are below:

 

Frame: BAL x CARTEL original staggered frameset C-T46cm
Wheel: 24mm aluminum wheel 700C novatec hub 32C
Crankset: 46T
Free gear: 16T
Fixed gear: 16T
Seat post diameter: 27.2mm
Handle clamp diameter: 25.4mm
Headset: 1 inch thread JIS
Tire: 700C x 23

 

For more information call - 03-6427-2745

 

 

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