Tuesday, August 2, 2022

What Bicycles Catch your Eye?

Red bicycles are classic, in whatever style!

We all have our own preferences for bicycles. What I'm curious about is what captures your fancy? When out riding, or driving, what makes you look twice? Is it a particular style, color, or is it a special accessory, or combination of several things? 

I used to be over the moon when spotting a step through bicycle, especially a loop frame. Nowadays, it's harder to spot those gems in a sea of commonplace, easily mounted ebikes.

Folding bikes turn my head. In our region, they are still rare, fortunately, highlighted by riders in upright posture, spinning faster on smaller wheels.

A wire basket on the front makes me smile. If a bike has a basket it generally means someone has an old bike that they've repurposed into a commuter. I enjoy seeing older bikes given a new life.

For color, red trumps all! If the cheery red frame is also one of the above loves, even better. Lookout, I may be the wacky rider stalking your red machine for a closer look!

What type of bicycle(s) turn your head?


  1. The bikes that really catch my eye are the Mixte style. I feel like they have an aura of coolness that is hard to define. Other things that catch my eye are orange frames and flat bars, the latter because drop bars are the rule where I live rather than the exception.

  2. Classic, 531 tubing, chrome scrolled lugs, gracefully curved fork, leather saddle, some choice campy bits... Almost brings a tear to my eye ;>

  3. Well every bike catches my eye and I try to identify the style and maker but generally the ones I find most interesting are those that are being used for transportation and especially those built up out of necessity with little or no money like a Walmart bike with home-made racks, baskets etc...


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