The post-modern goes classic and the classic goes eclectic on Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

So Cal's got this classic and elegant line of city bikes called Linus Bikes.

They're perfect.
Linus Bikes in Venice

OK, almost perfect. A couple scratches on a city bike are inevitable!
Linus Bikes in Venice

Schwinn gets funky! Leopard print basket liner and all!
Colorful Bikes 5

I've seen these baskets at SF MoMa. I don't know who makes them, what they're called or where else to get them.
Colorful Bikes 2

With these bikes, it's all about the quirky accoutrements. And the polka dots!
Colorful Bikes 3

Little green animals grinning at you from the handlebars = bliss!
Colorful Bikes 4


Brent said...

I believe the bicycle basket is called a "Carrie" (bit of a pun) and is available for sale at, among other places, Amazon.com. It was also featured in the April edition of "Bicycling."

Kristin Tieche said...

Thanks for the tip, Brent!

MELI. said...

ive seen that at the store ZINC details or something next to the fillmore st. buffalo xchange

anyways, that tiger basket liner <3 awesome!! :D

jekka said...

I just bought the Linus mixte in sky blue at Pedal Revolution last month. They said it was the first one they sold.

Kristin Tieche said...

@jekka - send us your pic with the Linus mixte! pretty!!!

Kristin Tieche said...

@ meli - thanks for the shopping tip!

jekka said...

I'm switching out the stock vinyl saddle for a Brooks B72. I'll send a pic this weekend!

Kristin Tieche said...

@jekka - I'm quite sure I saw you and your blue Linus mixte on Saturday 4/17 in Hayes Valley. Was that you?

Kristin Tieche said...

I was just informed by a reader (thanks, Mattias) that these baskets are Swedish: http://dhssek.shop.crossroads.se/accessories/carrie-bicycle-basket