How about a Public C7 bicycle from Pottery Barn
Pottery Barn is the latest furnishings, design and lifestyle retailer to include a bicycle in their offerings (catalog/internet only). This one is a seven speed Public C7. At $849 it will set you back more than the Target Missoni, but it’s much more bike.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
Commute in style with this surprisingly affordable and easy-to-shift seven-speed bike. Particularly suited for commuting in a skirt because there’s no cross-bar to swing your legs over.
Ours will be fully accessorized with Peterboro wicker basket, red bell, upgraded pedals, Brooks seat, brown ergo grips.
Comfortable: Steel tubing and accurate frame geometry make for a softer ride than with other materials. Seats are designed for normal clothing.
Ergonomic: Upright handlebars keep you looking forward, not down. They’re also kinder to your back.
Practical: Kickstands allow for easy parking. Chain guards keep grease off your fresh, clean clothes.
Modern: The Shimano 7-speed rear derailleur and Revo twist shifter brings state-of-the-art technology to the shifting system. Changing gears is done with a simple twist of the wrist.
Safe Braking: Alloy brakes combine with lightweight alloy rims with machined brake surfaces for quick, safe and controlled stops.
City Smart: 35mm tires are wide enough to handle curbs and potholes but narrow enough for speed.
Feet Friendly: Reinforced resin pedals designed wide enough to ride with boots, pumps, flip-flops, or anything in between.
Durable: The hi-tensile steel frame is guaranteed for life.
Public has a history of promoting the fashion/style/art aspects of cycling, see more from their blog here. And speaking of all things chic, don’t forget the Dallas Cycle Chic Boutique ride this Sunday.
Speaking of merging cycling and retail, did anyone notice the photo of the woman riding a bike on the cover of one of the latest Avon catalogs? It’s a good photo that captures the fun and style of leisure cycling. I’ll scan the image and post it soon.
Speaking of Christmas, did you include any bike related items in your letter to Santa Claus this year? I asked for three kick-stands.
photos by Pottery Barn
Edit: I found the Avon ad online. A far cry from the stupid crap GM posted.