Creme Vinyl

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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Creme Vinyl. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

9 reasons to buy

  • Classic road geometry was stable, comfortable and fast.
  • Stylish vintage design notes made for an attractive look.
  • By rider reports, the Vinyl handled responsively.
  • An owner felt that his 23lb Uno felt lightweight.
  • Maintenance for the Vinyl was minimal, making it perfect for urban commuting.
  • A Doppio rider felt that the bike was great value for the quality offered.
  • A Solo ‘Automatix’ owner loved the acceleration of the 2-speed internal hub.
  • The narrow 480mm wide handlebar allowed riders to weave through obstacles.
  • A buyer said all necessary maintenance and assembly tools were included.

7 reasons not to buy

  • A stock 46 x 17t ratio was a little high on climbs, for some riders and reviewers.
  • The narrow 480mm wide handlebar made handling twitchier.
  • A Solo owner felt that, apart from cranks, components weren’t high-end.
  • Grips on the Solo only covered bar-ends.
  • Adhesive cable-clips felt cheap and weren’t durable.
  • A Solo ‘Automatix’ owner found the 2-speed hub shifted up on fast ascents.
  • One reviewer deemed the stock Velo VL 1356 saddle to be “hard as wood”.

Bottom line

The “vintage track bike feel” of the Vinyl appealed to buyers. It was described as the “perfect daily commuter”, by an owner. Other Vinyl riders found that most components were of unremarkable quality, leading them to consider the Vinyl as a reliable basis for an upgrade project. In summary, the Vinyl is a low-cost bike with a spec sheet that would be more than adequate for beginner and casual riders. Riders may start to cycle more frequently or find that parts come to require replacement. As this takes place, the frame and crank provided here should serve as a reliable basis for a high-performing and durable single-speed.

Expert Reviews

0/100 based on 0 expert reviews
Dennis the Cyclist
Level 1 expert

First Ride : The Customized Creme Cycles Vinyl

Level 1 expert

So let’s talk about the gears. I have 47 teeth in the front, 17 in the back, which makes this gear very smooth and very fast on the flats, however… you won’t break any speed records on a climb.

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Dennis the Cyclist
Level 1 expert

Bike Build : Customizing the Creme Cycles Vinyl Solo Black

Level 1 expert

Saddle: hard as wood.

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