Cafe Racer Inspired, Estonian Steel Commuter


When Indrek Narusk wanted a new city commuter and nothing on the market caught his eye, he decided to dream up his own creation. Born in Estonia of sensually shaped stainless steel, we first spotted the Viks cycle rolling around with a Velodroom brake light.

Two mirror images of the frame run side-by-side connected only at the bottom-bracket, seat tube and head tube. Adding to the original design, the fork and handlebars are one congruent piece. Hit the break to see the stunning details…


As if the frame itself doesn’t stand out enough, throw in some color.


Along with made-to-order sizing, Viks offers buyers semi-custom build kits.


With such a one-off handlebar/fork design offering clean looks don’t expect to bolt on any brake levers. Viks was clearly designed with the fixed-gear crowd in mind. Coaster brake hubs are also offered for those feeling a bit more chill.


If you crave exclusivity hit up Viks for one of these Estonian made beauties.


28 thoughts on “Cafe Racer Inspired, Estonian Steel Commuter

  1. Wow frank, such deep and insightful commentary. I’m sure Indrek now knows exactly how to change the design to please a potential customer as yourself.

  2. It is a little ugly, but aesthetic is personal, I suppose. The lack of any adjustability in position though is the real turn off to me. Even if custom made to your specs, a good bike should have some flexibility in positioning to it. All but the most show-pieces of handmade customs still offer that.

  3. I like it. Unfortunately the frame is over 11 lbs, so even though that includes the fork, stem, handlebars and no brakes, it would probably weigh 25lbs. built up. Even so, I’d be happy to ride it.

  4. When I saw this “thing” for the 1st time on the “Velodroom brake light” video I went and did some searching and there is only one conclusion. It is a thing of beauty. Unfortunately VERY FEW photos do it justice. the best view is from overhead where you can see the twin tubing. A brief glimpse of this is visible in the video.

  5. I dig it. Great design. But with all those fat pipes – should be aluminum to save a coupla pounds. Especially if the ‘down’ tubes forward of the BB become one tube. I agree with Padrote – more interesting that half the bikes at NAHBS

  6. Its quite nice for a sunny weekend city-cruiser. But what I really miss is the brakes. Ok, I may be a sissy but brakes are a good invention – actually. Oh, and the handlebar seems a bit massive.

  7. I like it , but think it would somehow look better with a seattube . Maybe Im just too old and conservative

    Wonder if Revelatedesign will do a framebag for it…….

  8. Heavens to murgatroyd! Your commuter bike will weigh 25 lbs and therefore won’t impress the skinny-jeans-wearing, American Spirit-smoking, big-white-sunglasses sporting, PBR-drinking, don’t-know-what-irony-is Hipsters.

    Don’t think it needs a fender if the downtube follows the same path as a fender would.

    I wouldn’t buy it but it doesn’t suck just because it’s Estonian or just because it’s a heavy frame. Commuters don’t have to break the 18 lbs barrier. Except for bench-racing contests, I guess.

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