Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Bicycle







I've been on the hunt for a new bicycle recently. I have a vintage Schwinn, and I kind of love it, but it needs a new tire, and is a pinch on the rusty side. So I figured I'd splurge a bit and get a new bicycle.

We have a lot of local bicycle shops, and I found the perfect one at my first stop: A pretty Electra Townie in sea green with cream tires. Then I saw the price tag: $850.00. I may have gone to three or four hundred, but almost one thousand just to tool around town seemed excessive.

Part of me thinks I should just go for it, but the practical part keeps says, "That's ridiculous." Does anyone have suggestions for good ladies' bicycles that aren't outrageously priced?

Pics: Agent Bauer, Flickr, Fashion Lane, The Ecclectic

6 comments:

Teresa said...

Zooey is sooo cute! Vintage bikes are all the rage these days! Have you tried Craigslist? I wanted to get the Liberty of London bike at Target but they sold out so quickly. :(

Pretty Little World said...

^^ You actually are okay having missed that bike. They had it at my local Target, and I was going to get it, but the seat was one of the most uncomfortable things ever!

Starr Crow said...

i'm in need of a great bike too! $850 seems a little high, but that's just b/c I'm cheap. I saw some handmade bikes on etsy today and LOVED them. they're still expensive, but cheaper than the one your looking at.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/49233824/broncks-black?ref=v1_other_2

Away with the fairy's said...

Im still striving to find the perfect bike! lovely post :)

http://illustratemypillowcase.blogspot.com/

Mother of Style said...

I like the handles onthe bike int he ZD picture- all it needs is a cute little basket on the front :)

Pinecone Camp said...

I would love a snazzy new, yet vintagey, bike! Great post...love all the pics.
Have a lovely day!