This week on the blog we’re celebrating mums on bikes taking over the world!
Today we meet Abby and her son, who’s sporting a Nutcase Flower Power helmet. He loves cycling with his mum and even knows how to ring the bell!
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Posted: 17th April 2012
Sueshiro Sana is a ninth-generation Japanese shipwright who produces beautifully hand-crafted wooden bikes out of mahogany.
According to Sana, the bike’s structure is actually improved by the mahogany – the wood lends flex and responsiveness in a way no metal frame ever could, giving riders an increased sense of control. The bike also weighs only 8kg.
A number of his bikes have actually been raced professionally, through all terrains and weather types. Amazing!
via HUH magazine
Posted: 13th April 2012
Mark your diaries for next Friday and Saturday when we’ll be holding our first Finders Keepers Market in Melbourne.
The large market has a new venue this year at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton and a new time format too – Friday night 20 April and all day Saturday 21 April.
The market supports local independent creative design. There’s FREE entry for all and the market features live music, with food and bar. It’s a great day out and you can check out a review of a previous Melbourne event here. The markets
Friday 20 April 6pm-10pm
Saturday 21 April 10am – 5pm
Royal Exhibition Building Carlton, between Rathdowne and Nicholson Streets.
How to get there & Public transport info:
Map & how to get there guide is available here.
The markets are free entry and parking is available however it is limited. There is no ATM at the markets and most stalls will trade cash only (though we will have our trusty EFTPOS machine with us).
Posted: 5th April 2012
Cara Waters, journalist and blogger behind food and travel blog Gourmet Chick likes to move from restaurant to cafe to bar by bike.
A Pashley Princess to be exact. What a lovely steed! Here she is heading to afternoon tea dressed in an Indigo stretch dress, Marks and Spencer rope wedge sandals, a Scanlan & Theodore handbag and Yakkay helmet.
Posted: 3rd April 2012
Check out the eye-catching trans-seasonal ensemble – a belted trench with faux fur collar/capelet, bare legs, black studded wedges and one candy-bright bike!
via Vanessa Jackman
Posted: 29th March 2012
Does Fitzroy/Collingwood has the greatest density of bike shops per square kilometre in Melbourne?
Being Fitzroy locals we had thought we were familiar with all the bike shops in the area – but just recently we stumbled across Mottainai Cycles.
Cameron Trethowan has been operating Mottainai Cycles for around 6 months now and he doesn’t even know how many bikes he’s got in stock these days.
On weekdays you enter the garage area via a graffitied laneway off Kerr St, while on Sundays he opens the back of his open-air workshop for the Rose Street Artists Markets (Saturday is his day off). Not only does he sell restored bikes, he sells parts, does repairs and hires out bikes as well.
Bikes range from $350 upwards, with this pastel Pashley beauty catching our eye for $800. We’re not supposed to be buying any more bikes…but…
Mottainai Cycles, 41 Kerr St, Fitzroy +61 448884051
Posted: 28th March 2012
Love this photo of a cyclist matching her look with her bike. Stylish and practical trans-seasonal outfit too – tights, slip-on shoes and something floaty on top.
Posted: 20th March 2012
The Faraday bike by IDEO and Rock Lobster Cycles won the People’s Choice Award of The Oregon Manifest Constructor’s Design Challenge, a design and build competition for modern utility bikes.
We love the summery mint green and red colour combination, the beautiful leather frame bag, the wooden fenders and large front rack for easy storage.
Posted: 16th March 2012
We love the luxurious look of this 3-way leather pannier from NYC based designer Kate Bryant under the label Pigeonco.
Posted: 15th March 2012
LEVI’S® launched their Commuter capsule range in the US last year and it’s coming to Australia in April.
To coincide with the Australian launch LEVI’S® have just released a short film featuring a dashing young man riding and showcasing the attributes of LEVI’S® cycling jeans, such as reinforced fabric for longer lasting jeans, odour reducing stretch fabric and a higher waistband at the back.
Folks in Melbourne can preview the collection at Bike Runway – part of Melbourne Bike Fest and the LMFF Cultural
Program. Bike Runway is on tonight at 1000£Bend, 361 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne.
Besides the LEVI’S® preview the event will showcase the best in Melbourne bike fashion, the city’s most stylish bikes, and give attendees the chance to flaunt their own bike style on the runway.
Posted: 13th March 2012
This picture of fashion designer Gretchen Jones (winner of Project Runway in the US) shows how stylish the classic blazer and shorts combo can look on a bike.
You can read an interview with Gretchen about cycling around New York here.
Posted: 8th March 2012
The day promises to be everything we love in one place – grassy lawns, cargo bikes, food, music, games plus face-painting and a cake baking competition via Rad Rebel Riders Bikefest Bake Sale (judging at 1.30pm next to the Feast table).
We’ll see you there, on our bikes, with a plate to share!
Mercator Lawn, Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford
Enter from Gate 2
Optional goldcoin donation on entry
Posted: 1st March 2012
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Artisan organic bakery Loafer Bread sell their delicious bread and pastries from their small shop-front in North Fitzroy as well as supplying nearby cafes with their goodies. And being a socially conscious business of course their fresh bread is delivered by bike! It’s a Christiania cargo bike from psbikes.