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Cute girl on a bike. Photo via Fash n Chips (This could be me!)
I want to buy a bike…I want one bad. A cute little vintage/European inspired bicycle with a wicker basket on the front to tote my things around in and a little brass bell just for kicks. The only thing that’s holding me back is my intense fear of riding a bicycle around New York City where people tend to drive erratically, not to mention the plethora of bike messengers that ride around the city which are pretty scary too. I’ve seen bikers get hit by cabs and people get hit by bike messengers on a few occasions. Not cool. Anyway – I’m working on conquering this fear so I can at least muster up the guts to ride around my my own neighborhood and maybe even to the West Side Highway where I hope to take leisurely rides along the Hudson. Here are some of the super cute bikes I’ve been eying. And for an of my NYC readers with bikes. I’d love to know- is it as scary as it seems? (on a side note – I wish I could look half as chic as the stylish women in these photos while riding my bike!)
1. Missoni for Target Bicycle, $399 available Sept 15 at Target.com | 2. Schwinn World 24 Cruiser, $489 | 3. Linus Mixte 3-Speed Bicycle, $589 | 4. Kate Spade for Abici Bicycle, $1100 | 5. Schwinn Cream 1-Speed Bicycle, $271.99 | 6. Public C-7 Bike, $550 | 7. Peterboro Cycle Basket, $44 | 8. Nutcase Helmet, $55 | 9. 10. Pashley Saddle Bag , $180. Top right photo via Mr. Newton.