i HAVE to stop looking at beautiful bikes. i already have one, and i hardly ride it unless i’m on holiday (somewhere with flat roads and no traffic.) my town isn’t super bike friendly and if i need to get somewhere i walk because everything is so close anyway… must. stop. making.…


i already have a bicycle (which i love – it’s a black & white cruiser with white tyres) but i just can’t help looking at bicycle sites. the latest one, which my brother sent me, is globe bicycles. there’s something about white/cream tyres that makes everything classier, non?

then i took a trip through my bookmarks (i have the most ridiculous folder called “things to buy” – full of things i could never actually afford to buy) and dug up this gem of a company that i was perving over a while ago – probably my favourite of all – abici italia:

then there’s also workcycles – they have these classic dutch city bikes called oma & opa:

more? ok.  gazelle: (dutch)

skeppshult: (swedish)

pashley: (british)

velorbis: (danish)

sögreni (danish)

and there are probably loads more i don’t even know about…. i wish everybody cycled (to commute, i’m not talking lycra-clad road hogging cyclists). if south african cities & towns were more bike friendly it would be a dream. like copenhagen.



raleigh bicycle catalogue from 1956 … i can think of another raleigh that i like, “how interesting, how bizarre!”