28 Days of Classy and Fabulous Things: Day 20 – Une Bicyclette

20/02/2011 § Leave a comment

**QC’s 28 Days**
In February I will be bringing you daily tips
to cultivate more classiness and fabulousness in daily life!
Image via Rides A Bike

Day 20: Une Bicyclette
There is something truly classy about riding your bicyclette around town.  How lovely does Susan Peters look in the image above?  (My little heart flutters at this picture of Santa Monica!  I have had many a walk on this very same path!)  Even though snow is falling here in New York, my mind immediately turns to thoughts of my lovely red bicycle, lamenting in the storage room.  I will admit that I actually didn’t have a bicycle as an adult until I moved to New York.  In Los Angeles, at least in my experience, the car was king and bicycles were either something that you had as a child or something you used for your Ironman triathalon.  I was blind to how wonderful it could be!  It simply is the fabulous and classy way to get about.

In preparation for spring, I urge you to get yourself your own bicyclette for jaunts to the patisserie.  I am definitely not an authority on the virtues of fixed gear versus hybrids and etc., but I do know that I like the look of Brooks saddles and you simply must get a basket (to carry your macarons, cherie!).  Obviously this can be a very expensive love affair.  There exists a very specialized bicycle industry as well as endless blog geekery on the subject, so no need for me to try to get into that here.  If money is no object, you will easily be able to find the perfect bespoke bicyclette without much effort.  Unfortunately, this was not the case when I was looking, but I do have a very lovely retro-looking Schwinn Legacy Cruiser that I always get complimented on!  Behold!

Image via Target

The only difference is that mine now has a white wire basket in the front and a lovely bell.  Please hold for the best part: only $119 and currently available at Target!  And they delivered it!  I should caution you that it did arrive in parts and I did not put it together myself (many thanks to The Standard Edition and his toolbox).  But I did watch the process and it seemed very quick and easy.  If you are looking for a modestly priced bicycle with a ton of style, I definitely recommend picking one up.  And then we can be bicyclette twinzies!

Image via Rides A Bike

If you are in need of a bit of inspiration for that first trip on two wheels, look no farther than Rides A Bike, a lovely Tumblr full of vintage pictures of movie stars on their bikes.  J’adore!

Earlier: Quite Continental’s 28 Days of Classy and Fabulous Things


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