17 December 2008
The Secret Bicycles of the World
Just as there are 10 or more popular Danish bicycle brands that people outside of Denmark have never heard of, there are bicycle brands out there that exist below the bicycle fashion radar.
Perfectly splendid bicycles that are only available in their home countries and a few neighbouring lands. Bicycles that should be seen on bike lanes all over the world.
Over at Copenhagenize.com we've had a category called Bikes We Like for over a year now, wherein we blog about such hidden pearls of fashionable and cool bikes.
The Cicli Adriatica bicycles, above, were recently discovered in a foreign fashion magazine by Wifealiciousness, so I dutifully sought them out. Merely because they're beautiful, normal bikes for everyday use in all urban landscapes. Mostly because they're beautiful. I scoured the website but couldn't find any idea of what they cost, only a list of shops in Italy that sell them. So I'm content to just regard them for now. Let me know if you find a price.
Some other Secret Bicycles of the World that deserve a wider audience:
- Umberto Dei