I've been dreaming of owning a bicycle for quite a while now. Years, probably, when gorgeous girls on bicycles started popping up on The Sartorialist and photos reblogged Copenhagen Cycle Chic showed up everywhere. I imagined myself riding to the farmer's market, holding everything in panniers hanging from the rear rack with fresh flowers in my basket. I dreamed of riding along with friends for a bite to eat. But most importantly, I envisioned myself car free!Romantic visions aside, I knew I wanted a dutch/vintage style bicycle but had no idea how much they cost or where I could find one. The only type of bicycles I thought were available to me were mountain bikes and cruisers. Thankfully riding bicycles has gotten more popular in the US, whether for style or environmental reasons, and more options have become available. After extensive googling, I've come up with some promising prospects.
I'm hoping to check out Flying Pigeon LA in the next few days. I'll let you know how my search goes! Next up, a post on all the accessories I'd love to deck my future bicycle in. (photos from their respective sources)