Should you stay or should you go…the story of our lives recently, but not in regards to us. We are definitely in the ‘go’ lane, I’m talking more about our possessions! We live in a studio flat, so you wouldn’t think we had all that much in the first place, but regardless of that, we’ve spent months (at least it seems like it) trying to figure out what is worth the shipping cost. Well the goods have been shipped already, so now I just have to figure out what was left on this side that I already miss (like my ercol chairs that were sold tonight) or my Dutch bicycle Betsy. She’s too big to ship affordably, so she is going to live out the rest of her life with ‘Mumsy’ (mother-in-law). Which conveniently leaves a biycle shaped hole in our new life…enter these quirky bikes from CB2 of all places!
Compared to other bikes in these genre, these are very well priced and have beautiful details and design style. It’s so hard to find a bike that isn’t covered in obnoxious stickers, so to find one in an interesting colour palette with great little details like stitched handlebars, a bell and a string skirt guard, but I think it’s the seat and the yellow tires that really had me. Plus, they have all the lovely things, you know like brakes and gears. That sounds like a silly wishlist, but as I’m sure most of you realize, design sometimes has compromises and that was definitely felt when Fred the bicycle came to our family. Aaaand as one last cherry on top – they come in boys and girls, so David and I can be all matchy-matchy. Now I just have to figure out whether NYC and I are going to get along well enough to trust myself on a projectile. Stay tuned…
You can find the bikes here:
abuela 3-speed women’s bike $499.00
abuela 3-speed men’s bike $399.00