Friday, July 15, 2011


This bike was just stopped at the grocery store, but it had features that made it look ready for a long distance adventure at the drop of a hat:

Sturdy  rack, and I love the red and white bar tape (red anodized hub and cables too!)  The stem mounted bell is a nice touch.

Red blue and yellow saddle lacing

Red chainstay guard and nice rear rack (tubus?  Painted white?)

A perfectly customized saddlebag- I'm curious about both the image, and the pin,  which when blown up says "Christian" with a cross and a crown.
R-R-R-R-R-RED rear hub (sexy!)

Someone who also loves playing the guitar?  Note the red headset too.

I'm not such a fan of the turquoise and red color scheme of the Betty Foy  (whoa- newsflash, looks like current production are cream with turquoise accents), but this appeals to me, partially because it seems so bespoke (no pun intended).  This is someone who put a lot of thought into the details of their bike, with a fabulous result.


  1. the racks look very much like Mike Flanigan's style.

  2. I believe that is a Sunday School pin that you can earn for achieving a certain attendance record. In subsequent years there is a wreath that fits around the original pin, and then bars that hang below the pin/wreath combo on little hooks.

  3. That bike's got couplers, too!

  4. That is my friend Kate's bike she made it while taking Mike Flannigan of ANT bikes class. She is also part of the collective at Broadway Bicycle School

  5. I love the handle bar tape and saddle stitching.