5 Pretty Bikes for Springtime 2013!


I love bicycling, so I am checking out bike style wherever I go. In Portland, I am always spotting cute bikes locked up on the street or noticing the 1890s-style guys on vintage rides, or girls in cute dresses riding a classic cruiser with a basket. When I was in Brandenburg, Germany last summer, all the older farmers in the country rode bicycles as their means of transportation. Usually overalls were the standard uniform, and no helmets were worn. When I was in Sweden I noticed posh girls in heels and even party dresses riding bikes. I love that you can adapt bicycling to your own style, skill set, and athletic ability. Everyone is welcome to make it their own. My bike is a vintage Raleigh, European delivery bike from the 1970s with a cute fishing basket on the front, of course. It always seems to be broken though, so I dream of a shiny new bike. Here are a few of my current favorites!

  • Dotted Bike 1 of 5
    Dotted Bike
    Make a fashion statement with your bicycle by riding this dotted bike from Public! It's so cute!
    $550.00 Public
  • Classic Beloved Bike 2 of 5
    Classic Beloved Bike
    I test rode a Beloved Bicycle last summer and loved, loved, loved it! The bikes have classic styling but are lightweight. Bonus: They are handmade in Oregon!
    More info at Beloved
  • Swedish Bicycle 3 of 5
    Swedish Bicycle
    Pilen bicycles are handmade in the Swedish countryside. This is a practical but pretty bike that would work well for everyday commuting and errands.
    $1599.00 at J.C. Lind
  • White Pilen Bike 4 of 5
    White Pilen Bike
    Another favorite from the timeless Swedish bicycle company, Pilen! I love the white styling with the leather Brooks seat and woven basket. A lovely bike for the beach!
    More details at Pilen
  • Pashley Blue Bike 5 of 5
    Pashley Blue Bike
    I love this pretty blue color! The Pashley bikes are made in England and feature an elegant frame, perfect for riding in a skirt!
    More details at Pashley

Chelsea Fuss is a blogger and prop stylist based in Portland who blogs daily at Frolic!

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