Category Archives: Summertime Chic

One bike, four wheels?

From a distance it wasn’t clear if this was a bicycle or a quadcycle, but what it actually was proved to be far more interesting.

The gentleman – who was dressed for his destination, and not the journey (take a hint, lycra lovers) – had just swapped his bike’s original wheelset for a custom pair he’d had made. His bike is a classic Dutch Priest Bike, and the unique ‘kruisframe’ design was apparently invented to preserve a priest’s dignity as he rode to Church in his cassocks.

These days the bike is a comfortable, upright city run around, built for an unhurried gentleman who prizes elegance over speed. Sweet brogues, too!
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Pink and Blue – Gender Student Chic

We were on foot when we saw him cruise past, and we obviously couldn’t let this nonchalantly cool dude escape!

After a short (but blisteringly fast) pursuit, we were lucky to catch him as he dismounted a few hundred yards up the road. Phew!

It turns out that Jordan is a gender studies research student at UCL, which makes his pink and blue bike all the more wonderful! A little research on our part revealed that pink used to be the colour for baby boys, and blue used to be associated with baby girls – a lot can change in century, but true cycle chic never goes out of style 😉

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Today is the first day of Spring (as far as the sunshine/temperature are concerned), and so the sunglasses are totally warranted