BUDNITZ BICYCLES “NO.5 TITANIUM” $4700 (base price)
A chic fast city cruiser with titanium frame and components, 29-inch wheels and 2-inch tires.
Available in single, 11 and 14 speed.
Half the fun of cycling is owning a beautiful bicycle. As riding for transportation has become more popular, there are a plethora of covetable rides on the city streets. These bikes are works of art, as lovely to behold stationary in one’s abode as they are in motion. The chicest of bicycles take the purest of form, some with only a single speed. Their posture is upright, giving the body a position of sophistication. Many are imported from countries such as England, Holland, and Italy, noted for their elegant bicycles and long tradition of city cycling.
We have gathered a collection of what we think are the 12 chicest city cycles on the street. While we have selected either the mens or womens frame, all are available with their own unique style for each gender.
BOBBIN BICYCLES “BIRDIE” $650
Available in an array of cheery colors with steel frame, mud guards, rear rack and
3 speed Sturmey Archer hub.
PASHLEY “GUV’NOR” $1495
1930’s elegance and style featuring Reynolds 531 diamond frame, Brooks B17 Titanium saddle, North Road handlebars with leather grips, Sturmey Archer single speed rear wheel and 28 inch gold lined black alloy rims.
RETROVELO “PAULA 7/8” $1450
Rugged but chic and available in wide array of posh colors. 7 or 8-speed Shimano Nexus internal hub, Shimano roller brake front and rear, chromed rear and head light, and Brooks leather saddle.
SHINOLA “THE BIXBY” $1950
American-made steel frame and fork designed for comfort, utility and stylish urban riding.
Shimano 3-speed internal hub.
VILANO CLASSIC URBAN COMMUTER $239
Hybrid single speed bicycle with classic styling, featuring suspension saddle, mustache handlebars,
track style frame and unbeatable price!
CANNONDALE “BAD BOY 5” $1080
Light, sleek and high-tech, the Bad Boy is aluminum crafted with stealth style. 3 models available
all featuring the radical single-bladed HeadShok forks.
RIVENDELL BICYCLE WORKS “HILLBORNE” $1225
Based in Walnut Creek, California, the Rivendell custom made lugged steel bikes are quality crafted, each model with its own unique and distinctive retro style.
SPOT BRAND “SPRAWL” $3199
This is bicycle is worthy of attention with its bright green True Temper OX Platinum steel frame, and color matched leather grips and saddle. Equally worthy of notice is its distinctively smooth ride with Shimano Alfine 8-speed internal hub, grease-free Gates belt drive, and hydraulic disc brakes.
ELECTRA “TICINO 8D” $849
Patina gold with vintage appeal and posh details like hammered-finish alloy fenders, classically-styled alloy crankset, chrome-plated stem and unique reverse-hinged bar-end brake levers.
FELT BICYCLES “YORK” $829
Inspired by classic British road bikes, details include Sturmey Archer components and 2-speed kickback hub; Cro-Moly frame, fork and fenders; and convenient sturdy front carrier.
LINUS BIKES “DOVER 5” $789
There are many lovely Linus bicycles from which to choose! The Dover 5 features a Sturmey Archer 5 speed down tube shifter, double wall alloy rims with stainless steel spokes, wrapped leather bar tape and matching leather saddle, and a mid-century brass bell.