Sunday, June 28, 2009
If there were a bike made specially for me, I'm almost certain it would be the Pashley Sonnet Bliss (or the pure, I'm not sure yet).
Either way, it's utterly beautiful. I haven't seen a more perfect color combination like this before. Cream and claret they call it. Heaven is another good name I came up with all on my own.
The Bliss model comes with 5 speeds and the Pure is 3 speeds. Bliss has a few extra features (like a Dynamo headlight), but overall they're pretty similar. Brooks leather sprun saddle, Gorgeous/big wicker basket, wonderful wine colored accents (or navy if you'd prefer).
I guess I just like classic English styling on bikes. I like them heavy and pretty. This bike is perfect for me. I was looking at the Flying Pigeon bikes because they're cheaper (not that I"m buying a new bike) and because they had some fun colors like green, but nothing like this. I can't shut up about it. I can't stop staring. And drooling....
I guess I'd like a mixte too. A lighter frame that I could use on longer treks. A Pashley, and a mixte and that's all.... And a tandem. A Pashley, a mixte and a tandem and that's it. And my Raleigh. A Pashley, a mixte, a tandem, and my Raleigh and that's it.