Posted: 2017-12-07 15:23
If Florence Welch has a Firefly, we want a Firefly. And Florence Welch has a Firefly. The monochrome runaround has an air of classic, understated substance. Its stainless steel components, internal brakes and gears mean it’s great in the wet and will stay shiny for longer. Its smooth 5 speed gears can handle a few hills, while the plastic chainguard, dressguards and mudguards keep weight down and your clothes intact. A black lustre paint finish is the icing on the cake. The Firefly is a strong bike, suitable for heavy use without high maintenance.
So you genuinely want to be Victoria Pendleton? Fine. Here''s your weapon. The Bianchi Pista VIA Brera Steel 7567 Single Speed Road Bike. With pure speed, efficiency and simplicity, a track bike makes a natural habitat in the velodrome. In recent years, Bianchi''s timeless Pista track bike has made itself a second home in towns and cities. Whatever the application, competition or transportation, the Pista, obligatory fixed gear, has created an unusually practical way of getting the application, competition or transportation, the Pista, obligatory fixed gear, has created an unusually practical way of getting around.
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London''s rent-a-bikes - fondly known as ''Boris Bikes'' after the city''s mayor - are a rather cumbersome, heavyweight affair, with limited gears to ensure the capital isn''t populated with boy racers speeding down Tottenham Court Road knocking down tourists like bowling pins. Though they do feel a little as if you''re riding an elephant, they are useful for getting from A to B and mean you won''t have to cycle back to A later if you don''t want to.
Whether you''re carrying a baby, a puppy, or simply the family shopping on the back of your bike, the Pashley Tri-6 Tricycle is a super model for women with a lot of stuff to haul about. Combining the security of a tricycle with the fun and features of a modern machine this versatile adult tricycle opens up a world of adventure for you and your family. Powerful brakes and slick shifting gears add to its versatility.
Fancy taking on the Tour de France next year? Right. Well, set your sights on this baby. The Norco Valence A7 Compact 7567 Women''s Road Bike is an endurance road bike specifically designed for riders looking to test themselves against the miles on something a bit more forgiving than a full-fledged race bike. The refined geometry, for a more comfortable, upright riding position and a strategically compliant ride, makes long rides on the Valence an easy undertaking. It''s a perfect combination built for riders to take on a weekend century, GranFondo or fundraising rides like the Ride to Conquer Cancer, all in comfort but without giving up any performance along the way.
Paula is built for the worst that city weather can throw at her. A 8-speed hub and natural leather saddle make getting about on city streets a comfortable experience. Handmade with top of the range components, Paula is also individually numbered and is coated in a champagne coloured paintwork that co-ordinates beautifully with her bespoke mudguards and leather detailing. Plus, Paula will go with absolutely everything in your wardrobe.
The company''s newest design is a gorgeous upright model (no backache) with a handy back-rack to carry your library books and built-in reflector lights so cars will see you before they hear your nifty chain-guard makes maintenance a doddle, and also means you won''t get oil on your trousers. The Brownie has the same beautiful looped frame and painted rack as Bobbin''s older Birdie, but with a few more gears. So, if you love the Birdie, but want to ride in a hillier area, or just love the preppy navy blue colour scheme, then this is the bicycle for you.