As I’ve said in the past, one of the upsides of your man owning a bicycle shop is the endless parade of new bikes available to choose from/drool over.
One of the downsides (though also sort of an upside, kind of like the fake strong weakness you give in job interviews – It’s a curse, but I can be a perfectionist. It’s true. I can’t help but strive to surpass expectation haha!) is there are new bikes each season. And if you’re cycling-obsessed as Sean and I are, it’s tough to stick to last season’s decisions when the new rides roll through in April.
This season, I have been totally taken by Linus.
These bikes are so beautiful. Simple. Clean. Classic. Affordable. Leather hand grips (the ideal match to some of the new Hide & Cyc gear I’m working on). Olive green. I’ve been coveting an olive-coloured bike since Sean bought his Long Haul Trucker in 2005. And though I’m a huge advocate of the step-through frame (I still have my Old Dutch to use on dress days) for both ladies and gents, I must admit that I do love a girl on a men’s frame. Especially when that girl is me.