Mongoose Maurice - brake and tatty rim
I don't care if the hipsters are immediately going to whip the callipers off (and the fact that the rear cable is just cable tied on suggests that's what Mongoose reckon will happen), I want brakes that work if a bike's supplied with them. I fear for the rider who buys this bike on a rainy day from a bike shop at the top of a steep hill, set up singlespeed (as it inevitably will be) with brakes that are basically ornamental in the wet. In the dry the pads wear their way through the paint to the Aluminium which has the multiple effects of making the rims look shabby, covering the rest of the bike (and possibly the inside of your lungs) in orange dust and eating through the blocks at an alarming rate: you can almost see them wearing down. Ours were ready for the bin after about 40 miles, that's not great. Machined rims please. At least as an option, and certainly on the front wheel. I've taken the sandpaper to my rims to make my own braking surface.