In New York City:
It’s a Specialized Globe Live 03, with some interesting accessories. Made of wood and metal, this “Sweetie” basket also has a removable canvas liner. It’s seen some use, too: The owner has made some duct tape repairs on the side.
Love the wood accent with the metal, and the wooden base; the combination is reminiscent of early delivery trucks, with wooden slats on the beds.
There’s also an attached (and removable) net for keeping cargo in place.
Bells are coming into their own in the city cycling world, with more and more variations appearing. This one’s unusual and quite beautiful:
I don’t know what it sounds like, though. I’ll photograph anything in detail, but I try to be quite respectful of others’ belongings, and I never handle the bikes I photograph.
This bicycle has Brooks grips, too:
Brooks saddles are beloved by many Brompton owners, thanks to their classic looks and comfortable, conforming ride. I loved Basil’s stock saddle from the start, so I’ve never been tempted, but this saddle looks as good on this bicycle as it does on a Brompton:
The inimitable Brooks style is in evidence on the bar ends on this bike, too:
Here’s a close-up of the top bars on the frame:
I’ve read about these on Velouria’s blog, but this is the first one I’ve recognized on the hoof (or is that “on the wheel”?). Nice lines, but I wonder if the increase in width is noticeable when cycling.
On a 36 F/2.2 C day the sheer quantity of bikes visible, and in use, on NYC streets was truly impressive. A little bit of chill wasn’t impeding legions of cyclists.