Saturday, 14 November 2009

A bicycle I like

When I first started this blog my intention was to mostly write about bicycles I like. Just simple bikes that people used and I thought were worth sharing. What has suprised me is how few of these I actually find here in Sweden. Although perhaps there are the same number of 'intersting' bikes, they are so watered down with the sheer number of beaters that maybe they're just harder to spot. I'll write a post about this another time looking at the differences in cycling culture between Britain and Sweden.

For now though here's a bike. I like the colour, the sense of it being looked after and even the dorky flip out reflector on the left.
But the best bit?
Well that's got to be the usual sick vintage Monark graphics! Seriously! Who used to do their design work? For the higher level readers, note also the tasteful pinstriping on the fender. Lovely.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

A work in progress...

Or at least I presume this isn't a finished project anyway!

My guess would be that this is going to become motorized at some point, the front suspension and additional crazily wired lights would suggest so. The BMW badge I guess is more the statement of purpose for the owner.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Monark head badge

One of these I'm going to have to just give up and rename this blog 'the vintage Monark blog'.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Until it snaps in two

If your handlebars snap in two, as demonstrated here, I wonder if most people would keep the stub?

Although by the complete lack of locks, I doubt whether this person is even keeping the bicycle.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009