californian boardwalk in 1971 photographed by bill eppridge for life magazine if you like this you will love the work of leroy grannis
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…
all images from jp weigle
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)
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!”