Violet Crown Cycles

Violet Crown Cycles Product Line

The Ferguson

Modeled after the classic Dutch city bike and English roadster, the Ferguson is your practical transportation bike in an incredibly stylish package. You are equally ready to commute to work, go grocery shopping, take wine, cheese and a blanket to the park, or attend a wedding. Dressed up or dressed down, the Ferguson will get you and your stuff wherever you want to go with a fun, lively ride that chromoly steel and big tires provide. Consider it the last city bike you'll ever own.

Available in the Pa Ferguson men's style diamond frame, Ma Ferguson women's style step through frame, and now the Fergulong long tail cargo bike, an Xtracycle compatible frame with optional Stokemonkey pedal assist. Fully custom Fergusons starting at $2500. Click here to order now.

ma and pa fergusonAbout the name: James Edward “Pa” and Miriam A “Ma” Ferguson were colorful Texas political figures in the first decades of the twentieth century. Pa Ferguson was a governor of Texas who was impeached and then convinced his wife to run in his place under the slogan “two governors for the price of one.” Ma was elected as the first female governor of Texas continuing her husband's populist and anti-prohibition policies. Dutch bikes are often given the names Opa and Oma to indicate men' and women's style frames. The Pa and Ma moniker is our Texas flair and one could imagine bikes much like our Ferguson being ridden around the streets of Austin during the tenures of these governors.

Standard features:

Ferguson bicycle imageFrame
4130 Chromoly Steel with Made in the USA True Temper Steel powder coated in one of our 12 standard colors

4130 Chromoly Steel with 1 inch threaded steerer powder coated to match frame

VO Gran Cru Headset

Kalloy Forged Aluminum Quill Stem

VO Tourist Handlebars

Shellacked Natural Cork Grips

Shimano Nexus 3, 7 or 8 Speed Shifter

Front Wheel
26”,36 spoke wheel with Sturmey Archer Dynamo Hub with Drum Brake

Rear Wheel
26”, 36 spoke wheel with Shimano Nexus 3 Speed with Coaster Brake, 7 speed with Roller Brake, or 8 speed internal hub with Premium Roller Brake.

Schwalbe Marathon Plus, 26x2.0

Front Light
Busch and Muller Dynamo Powered Retro Light

Rear Light
Spanninga Dynamo Powered SPX fender mounted tail light with Safe Stop

VO Saddle, Model 8

Seat post
VO Gran Cru Seat post

Sugino RD2 Single speed Crankset, 48T

MKS Touring Pedals

Axiom Transit Rack with 130 pound limit

VO 60mm Aluminum Fenders for 26” Wheels

VO Chrome Chainguard

Pyramid Double Footed Kickstand