Those in search of a Bohemian look for summer might consider hitting town on a groovy bicycle. Nothing says, “I was just reading some poetry” as much as rolling up to a date on a sit-up, versus a racing bicycle. The Calyer three-speed bicycle, an aesthetically pleasing offering from Brooklyn Bicycle Co., blends old-fashioned form with sleek, streamlined function.
What this bicycle lacks in Bradley Wiggins-ness it compensates for with three gears, making it blissfully simple to use on stop-start city streets. The bicycle’s body, meanwhile, is lightweight and streamlined, perfectly functional for fast-paced city travelers and easy to maneuver in elevators and on stairs.
Brooklyn Bicycle Co. was founded four years ago with the mission to build bicycles “for vivid lives,” the company says, “for taking adventures, reconnecting with old friends, discovering new neighbors and exploring hidden gems.”
Calyer bicycle, $599, brooklynbicycleco.com