20 February 2009

The Duffy Bike


Duffy was massive already, but I'm sure appearing in a cycling advert for Diet Coke won't hurt her image - or bank account. A cool video, it's just a shame that she's riding an ergonomically inferior bicycle. Sit up straight and enjoy the ride, Duffy. You've got too much class for one of those old-fashioned, frightfully unfashionable retro bikes.

15 comments:

Jansen said...

Duffy looks great regardless of the bike. Besides, they lowered the saddle to get a better shot of her for the video.

álvaro said...

Single speeds and fixies are sexy, you can get away form that! :)

álvaro said...

I obviously wanted to write "you can't get away from that"

BTW, I much prefer civilised 'sit up straight' cycles, I was just making a point.

Jansen said...

Well said :)

Adrienne Johnson said...

I prefer upright bikes and men, but I will have to say that a good looking young woman with a nice rear looks darn good riding like that!

Mikael said...

Actually, the whole Duffy setup is reminiscent of all the cycling women shots in my childhood. Erotic undertones apply.

Lorenz said...

actually there is one little good think in the video, when she passed in front of the others girlfriends, they are all starring and seeting in a car...Like bike against car, she can ride, maybe "we can" too...
sorry for my bad english.
Nice blog

Anonymous said...

nice girl, nice bike, whats the problem?

Hilary C. said...

I find it disappointing and at times infuriating that athough fashion and cycling are indeed two of my most passionate loves in life, and I would hope that I could enjoy reading your blog, that more often than not I am outright offended and alienated by your self righteous comments against any other kind of cyclist than your ideal. I ride a roadbike (in heels, flats or moccasins, if you must know) becaue I like the thrill. My boyfriend wears lycra because he races and has to train as an athlete. I would prefer if you encouraged a love for all cycling, because what you're doing is a great thing - but otherwise I'll be deleting your blog from my blogroll and complaining in my local community shortly, as I do not enjoy being insulted by my peers.

Mikael said...

It is a reflection of my personal opinion that the lovely Duffy would look better on a normal bike.

Regardin the 'ergonomically inferior' comment, I'm refering to this recent study.

Anonymous said...

No! That bike is really nice!! Like Álvaro said Fixie, singlespeed and even old, 14-speed road bikes are really sexy.

And... what is a "normal" bike, in your opinion? In Spain "Normal" bikes are the typical 21-gear mountain bikes. A classic Copenhagen bike is strange in our country.

álvaro said...

oh! come on lads! no need to get moody! we all know and enjoy Mikael's tong in chick style, I'm sure we can make our points in that very same high spirit.

I love Dutch bicycles, and I encourage everyone to use one, but also find fixies and singles speeds very sexy and fun to ride. I would equate them to jeans and Chuck Taylors in fashion, if you know what I mean ;)

James said...

the best thing about this blog tends to be the photography... but the commentary? puh-leeze... its a really strange and frankly dissapointing part of human nature that we find the need to cluster into little cliques where we identify with a like-minded group of people and then cast scorn on all of the eejits that don't conform to our narrow world view... sheesh

oh, and for what it's worth maybe mikael could provide some examples of bikes that don't have any "gear"... i've yet to see one

Ian C said...

What's wrong with road bikes? They're brilliant on hills, for getting out of the wind, and for speed.

That these concerns do not register for the typical Copenhagen commuter does not make road bikes inferior by any means.

From my Irish perspective most of the bikes you photograph are anything but "normal". Here, those kinds of bikes are expensive.

Anonymous said...

Horrifying. (I don't mean the bike)