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City Bikes
  • April 23, 2012 : 10:04
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We love the look of city bikes. The fact they’re intended for short rides through the crowded summer streets means the attention to aesthetic detail is compulsory. You could buy an old battered mountain bike off of Craigslist for twenty bucks to get from point A to point B, but a tasteful mode of transportation is something you should think about investing in.

Topolino        

Inspired by the look of bikes from the past and built with the everyday man in mind, cycling company Opus designed the urban bike Topolino. We love it for its attention to detail, like the reflector on the back fender and light aluminum frame which makes it easier to haul up a flight of stairs. Fashioned with leather grips and saddle, a chain cover and optional back rack, this seven speed bike makes showing up to the office in your three piece suit by bike an option. The Topolino bike goes for around five hundred dollars. Read more about it on  Opusbike.com

Specs:

Weight: 30lbs

Brakes: LeeChi TX-119, V-Brake

Shifters: Shimano SL-RS35, Tourney 7 speed

Roadster Classic

Simplicity is sometimes the best way to go. Designers who created the Linus Roadster Classic say that the bike was inspired by the bikes seen in French and Italian cinema from the 50’s and 60’s, and is a bike stripped down to its purest form. We like that it has an unpretentious look. Sticking to a smart looking leather seat and grips and one speed, adding any more accessories would be over kill. The Roaster Classic goes for about five hundred and fifty dollars. Read more about it on Linusbikes.com

Specs:

Weight: 26.5lbs

Brakes: Back brakes Shimano coaster (no front brakes)

Shifters: n/a

Guv’nor

With the relaxed style of a 30’s path racer and equipped with all of the modern components the urban man needs, the Guv’nor, designed and hand built by Pashley, is a cyclists dream. It’s definitely an indulgent bicycle, with its single rear wheel with 28 inch gold lined black alloy rims, branded titanium leatherback saddle and leather grips, you can almost be certain if you have this bike you’ll be the only one. Depending on where you are in the world, the Guv'nor can go upwards of 1,500 dollars. Read more about it on Pashley.co.uk

Specs:

Weight: ???

Brakes: Sturmey Archer hub brakes

Gears: Sturmey Archer single speed

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11 comments

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    What is the name of the Playboy Bunny riding the bike? I want to check out her profile.
  • David
    David
    Roadster is life Guv, can go on to success, all the same, also, as well. Light Balln'ning Score'sness.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    The bike on top looks like a 1953 Columbia with a few things added. I agree about it and the girl!
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    What is the bike all the way on the top with the lady on it? That is a beautiful bike and girl too.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    This Topolino looks like a very good commuter !
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    I was wrong, it's a Mead Ranger about 38 - 42 They were bought out by Schwinn. Worth BIG bucks!
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    And I Thought You Meant Dirt Bikes!
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Velorbis Scrap Deluxe. 'Nuff said.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    what bike is in the picture with the naked chick on it?
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    It is a very nice one so much of a lot vdr
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Nice to know that cycles are "CHIC" statements of style and transport in todays fast World of fast vehicles and faster sex.
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