Monday, March 30, 2009

Adding fuel to the fire.... Or taking it away, I suppose

(Click to zoom) Clockwise from top left: Electra Amsterdam Alexander Girard "tree of life" edt. TV spread, Snake Bike lock-Fred flare, 3G Bikes Flamingo, Pinup-ridingpretty, The ditty Bops album cover, bicyclecape-cyclechic, Ann demeulemeester scarf, Carrie bike basket, Pin up image-ridingpretty, Cyclechic cherry blossom pannier, man on a bike, ann demeulemeester talon-heeled boots, Cyclechic tartan box bag and helmet, Yellow electra amsterdam tulip, red electra amsterdam Alexander Girard, Cyclodelic brabad (for handlebars).

Bikes are so hot right now, they on FIAH. I'm waiting to see Kanye pedal on the ltd. edt. Chanel bike, perhaps Gucci, perhaps early tiffany.It doesn't take a genius to work out that recessionistas (I shudder at the term) and eco-warriors (Another shudder) Have made bikes very visible in recent months, but wouldn't you say that they're just doing something that most people should be doing anyway? Not that I don't admire them for their advocacy, but rather, I marvel that they're even considered abnormal. Surely it's just logic? Bikes are pretty, fun, practical and a cheap way of getting around, but I'm not going to preach. Instead, I take the view of Copenhagen Cycle Chic, who claim that rather than there being a large number of cyclists in copenhagen, there are simply alot of people in copenhagen who cycle; in their heels, in their suits. Normal, everyday people. Not crazy warriors. And you don't have to kit out in lycra, nor know who made your brakes. (Just how to tell if they've been cut)

Check out Riding Pretty, who makes helmet covers, like so...
Even better with a matching cape...wouldn't you say?
At any rate, very Karl lagerfeld

She has been known to rock a sherlock homes look...

But, with cyclodelic opening at topshop, with agyness dejn and her bike popping up every which way I turn, and with my plans for transport in paris very cyclo-centric, I can't very well just ignore it. I am, after all, trying to choose a bike.



Ok, enough humour. The bikes:

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The electra Amsterdam "Girard tree of life" or
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The Electra Amsterdam "Girard madonna" or
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The Electra Gypsy or
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The Electra Amsterdam Tulip or
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THe electra Ladies Nexus or
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The PAshley Princess sovereign (old skool) But in regency Green
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Pashley poppy or
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Velorbis Victoria Ladies Classic or
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3G flamingo

or. get this. 3g bike with rocket lights:
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I should probably stop before I persuade myself into swomething like this that clashes with a) holiday b) Orientation week. I could probably fit in the july one, but raising £1,300 by july would be...tricky, what with exams and all. Who knows?


etoilee8 said...

I love that Bat For Lashes video. I need to rife my bike more this summer.

etoilee8 said...

That's "ride" of course . ..

An (ex) alien in new york said...

I need to *choose* my bike

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RidingPretty said...

Thanks for the shout out about my helmet covers! Sweet blog you have too.

mlaiuppa said...

I just ordered a yellow tulip. Might be in by Friday. I'm excited. This is my dream bike. I need a clothing friendly bike and this is it! I'm having the generator and headlight removed and I'm replacing it with a basket so it will look more like a gypsy. I'll make a custom liner to match the bike. Wheeee!