Token’s one-off Rebel fixie

Take a look around this pimped up show bike

by Mat Brett   September 4, 2013  

Token were displaying a very unusual bike at Eurobike last week in the shape of their one-off Rebel. The bike has been handbuilt from carbon and alloy parts that have each been sanded and filed to remove moulding and machined lines for an ultra-smooth finish.

The frame and fork have been decorated with original tattoo-inspired designs, etched by hand using a fine needle.

The parts used here all began as Token components, but they were all then refined or reshaped by hand and then polished up. None of the parts have been anodized, painted or treated.

You can see, for example, that those are Token’s Shark Tail Skewers but they’ve been reshaped and the graphics have been removed. It’s a similar deal with Token’s Heggset headset, 3D spacers and Diamond top cap.

The Carbon Offset seatpost has been etched with quotations over a marble-effect base.

The cranks and chainring were made especially for this bike.

The wheels are Token’s new Hero C45A clinchers that we told you about recently, with fixed gear spacers created exclusively for this bike across the freehub. Token do call the Rebel a fixie but it has standard dropouts and whether that freehub still works as a freehub, we’re not sure. The bike has no brakes so either it is a fixed gear or you're going to go through the soles of your shoes pretty fast... or, most likely, it's just a display model that'll never actually be ridden.

The Rebel is a show-only bike; it’s not available for sale.

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… it has standard dropouts …

Which I guess explains the woefully slack chain.
Fun bike tho'. If you're a hipster. Wink

posted by ped [174 posts]
4th September 2013 - 11:52

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Who the hell goes out to make a one off custom made bike like this to then not put track dropouts on?

posted by Cycle_Jim [282 posts]
4th September 2013 - 12:17

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What they said - why go to all this fuss on a bike, only to mis-match components? If it's a "show-only", bike, it's going to get looked at. And people will notice the bits that won't work. Even a half-link would have made that chain look better. And fixed-wheel and quick-release?

Incidentally, I think that's one of the ugliest bikes I've ever seen...

< /gripe >

posted by Pierre [90 posts]
4th September 2013 - 13:18

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gackk Sick



I am stronger than Mensa, Miller and Mailer, I spat out Plath and Pinter.

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posted by bikeboy76 [1434 posts]
4th September 2013 - 17:52

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Agree with all the above. Looks like a total disaster to me.

Do you think it was the boss's son's school project?

posted by Tjuice [126 posts]
4th September 2013 - 19:20

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I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks it looks crap!

What a lousy advert for Token, whoever they may be!

Grizzerly

posted by Grizzerly [147 posts]
5th September 2013 - 18:12

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