22 May 2009

Dream Bicycle List - Let's Go Shopping!

This is my dream bicycle wish list. These are bicycles I have dearly coveted for one reason or another. This list of mine was kept on Stylehive and was started Jan 2008. The location of this list became a little too user unfriendly for you the reader to see because it required you to join Stylehive first. This made it all way too buried and cumbersome for you to find and use it. So, I'd been wanting to simplify and bring the list to live here...just never got around to it until now. I've also added my newer finds too. So Voila!

Pashley Princess Sovereign
Recommended & Ridden by Girls and Bicycles
Update: Pashley direct link

Jorg & Olif the Scout
(the only model still being offered)

Velorbis
available via The Dutch Bicycle Company (Velobris is currently being phased out, limited stock)
update: Copenhagen Cyclery in Chicago is the new US dealer
Recommended & Ridden by Drunk and In Charge of a Bicycle

ABICI Women's
available through pedlars

Bakfiets
(I like the cargo pick up model)


Breezer UpTown 8

Calfe Ghana
(the greenest, eco conscious bike on the planet, supports Ghana village bike builders)


Henry Work Cycles- City Bikes

Elecktra Amsterdam
Ridden by Super Model Agyness Deyn

Flying Pigeon
Recommended & Ridden by Righteous Metal Broad

Azor
available through CleverCycles

Azor Oma -Recommended & Ridden by ChangeYourLife.RideABike
update:
also available through Dutch Bike Chicago

Retrovelo
available through CleverCycles

Comptoir des Cotonniers
picture & info via Harper's Bazarre Editorial (very hard to find bicycle)


DiamondBack Kalamar Women's Hybrid
(I'm not so excited anymore, but the price is outstanding!)


Atala Città - Women's
(my most recent discovery)

Batavus
Recommended & Ridden by ChangeYourLife.RideABike
Recommended & Ridden by LetsGoRideABike
Recommended & Ridden by Stylocycle

Gazelle

Dutchie

Biria

Violet Crown Cycles
(can you custom order a ladies, step through frame?)

UpDate: You can indeed order the step through frame, the Ma Ferguson!

Bobbin Bicycle
(my fave is the Bronx Vintage)


Kronan

Simple City

Giant

A.N.T. Bikes
(the Boston Roadster via reader suggestion!)

Rivendell
(the Betty Foy via reader suggestion!)
Recommended & Ridden by LetsGoRideABike
Recommended & Ridden by Gentleman's Bike


** This list is alive and open for revisions and additional notes and comments!

***** As a final note:
Try buying local first. Buying local supports your local economy and your Local Bike Shop will appreciate your business! Also that way you can personally test ride a bicycle first. If you know for a fact the bike you want is not stocked locally and can not be ordered through your LBS, then you will have to go through a distributor and/or purchase online. I have no personal experience buying a bicycle this way. I would feel far more certain about making the right bicycle decision by test riding the bicycle first! More about this later.

********* If you know of anyone who rides any of the bicycles off this list and who is willing to recommend their bicycle, then I'd love to include that info and link back to the happy owner.

Too much info, too fast, don't know where to start? You may find this post 'Tips - Buying a Fashionable and Stylish Bicycle' relevant and helpful.

Update Aug 25th: A New Post you may find helpful - The Top Chic, Most Stylish Bicycles from Designers & Retailers.

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