Monday, January 21, 2008
Colonial-ish Transport: 45rpm Bike
It's sort of like colonialism on two wheels...or at least a perfect melding of East + West: Brooks saddle and leather handlebar tape (they sell some Brooks items at Freeman's Sporting Club) with the stick of a croquet mallet (England!) + white, yellow-wall tires, that vintage light and the little tied up package (Asia!). Available only in Japan, this limited edition is the fourth bike from 45rpm. UPDATE: Instead of just posting a billion blogs about the Brooks saddle, I've decided to actually buy one. I'm going to cobble together lots of cheap bike parts, paint the body black (or racing green) and hopefully come up with some sort of gem. I'll post my progress.