Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Bike Fever

A restored Peugeot Mixte. Photo credit: Commuter Cycles

The popular Betty Foy. Photo credit: Rivendell
Someone should take my temperature. I'm often feverish, wanting a Mixte for it's classic split top tube. Old or new, it doesn't matter.

Photo credit: Breezer 
Or the practical Breezer Uptown LS for it's low cost and retro styling, all packed with commuting features. I'm all about "step through" functionality. This bike makes so much sense. I stumbled upon it's cousin (Uptown 8) in "person" the other day and I think I drooled over its frame. The only drawback to the Breezer line is its subdued color choice: grey, brown, black—navy blue is as flashy as it gets.

Photo credit: Downtube Nova
But I've got pizzazz all figured out. I'd like to own an orange bike. And what's a better choice than a folder in pumpkin? I'm intrigued by the quality, design, and price of the Downtube Nova. This company hails from Pennsylvania, specializing in selling direct to the consumer, which keeps the cost down.

What's a girl to do when she doesn't need any of these bicycles, but lusts for them anyway? I'm feeling a bit woozy so I think I'll lie down. Please, somebody call a doctor.


  1. Well...the correct formula for how many bikes ANYone (girl or not,LOL) is N+1=y,with "N" being how many you HAVE,and "y" being how many you NEED ;) :p

    Downtube Nova's are suppost to be great bikes for the moneys. Don't count out Citizen's Miami either...a bit less expensive,and mine has both shocked,and served me very well this year (I had no need of a new,or folding,bike either,hahaha,but I bought two folders and built an Xtracycle none-the-less :p) :)

    The Disabled Cyclist

  2. What happened to the Plans for a purple mixte?

    1. Ah, I forgot about the purple color. That would do too. A girl's prerogative is to change her mind, right? Next year, it'll be something else...

  3. Another case of BAS: Bike Acquisition Syndrome. I know it well. Bike lust is addictive! :)


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