I so related to this:
The Tribe: Sit-up-and-beg Brigade
The Bike: Bobbin Playbike
‘Riding traditional uprights is all about sitting up and cruising around town serenely – not tearing around with your head down. It's not aerodynamic but we're not interested in speed so much as comfort and style.
My bike has really wide handlebars which I can hang all my shopping from, and I've got a lovely straw pannier on the back.
You get a weird cross-section of people who go for uprights. There are young retro girls who want a bike to go with the whole vintage look, Europeans who are used to that style of bike, older people who want a bike like the one they used to ride, and trendy kids who want something vintage but edgy, painted in bright colours.
I'm a retro girl. I wear a lot of vintage clothes on my bike and can even cycle in a skirt and a mac.
My bike really sums up my values – it's all about looking old-fashioned but being modern. Pashleys fall into the same category but I think the bikes are a bit square to be honest - people who look like librarians ride them.’
Sain was one of the riders featured in “Wheel life: A guide to
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Really, check out the whole article. I definitely got a giggle out of it.