Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Ally Capellino x tokyobike

via Ally Capellino on Instagram

Orange AC x tokyobike rucksack

Images of rucksacks via Ally Capellino

Yep. Another tokyobike-related post. I was actively fantasizing about owning an Ally Capellino frame bag by scrolling through the purses when I decided to check out her Instagram account. The first pictures I saw were of AC x tokyobike rucksacks. Capellino has worked with a design-minded bike maker before and has offered bike-friendly bags for years. AC cycle bags are entirely black waterproof nylon and leather with a reflective strip and an attachment point for a light. This collaboration has yielded two colorful bags in the same shades used by tokyobike with the usual thoughtful features of Capellino's cycling pieces. The bags are available in limited quantities via brick & mortar and online Ally Capellino stores and in tokyobike stores.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

tokyobike Designer Series

tokyobike x Calico Wallpaper

tokyobike x Joe Doucet

tokyobike x Everything Elevated

These three limited edition bikes constitute tokyobike's Designer Series launching this week. According to Juliana Rudell Di Simone, owner and director of tokyobike in the Americas,"...it was inspiring to see how the three renowned designers translated their distinctive visions to our bicycles in ways that we never could have imagined."

Rachel and Nick Cope's designs have earned Calico Wallpaper a place in the Cooper Hewitt Wallpaper Collection. Nick Cope says that they're "excit[ed] to see our wallpaper designs applied to an object that incorporates art into a unique and useful means of transportation. We can’t wait to see it on the streets!” Joe Doucet is a designer, inventor, and creative designer who recently won the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award. Everything Elevated works across the Atlantic, with bases in New York and Oslo, and across industries applying their minimalist aesthetic to numerous products. Each bike is $2,500. If your money isn't that long, tokyobike also has new mini velo's available for preorder for $815.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Schwinn Lemon Peeler Rides Again (Once Again)

Apparently, Schwinn isn't​ the least bit hesitant to relive its glory days. And neither are Schwinn fans. This Monday, April 24th, the company will release it's second run of a reproduction Lemon Peeler Sting Ray on Amazon. Sans stick shifter, 2017's singlespeed Lemon Peeler will have many features of the original like ape hanger handlebars, banana seat, springer fork, rear struts, a 16-inch front wheel, and a 20-inch rear wheel.

I read about the occasion in Parade Magazine, of all places, so everyone and their mothers know about this repro launch. According to Bicycling, the first run sold out in less than twenty-four hours. The last time Schwinn released a Lemon Peeler repro was 2008 and the last time I saw anything mass-produced in the muscle bike style was around 2012 by an outfit out of New York City that doesn't appear to exist anymore. That probably means that there's a great deal of desire out there for a relatively small amount of bikes. The Lemon Peeler Sting Ray's will be $349. You might want to have your credit card in hand at the stroke of midnight Monday.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Keep x Linus Shoes

Nighttime photo via Keep

Daylight photo via Linus

My well-loved tweed high-tops

As a very satisfied Keep customer, I couldn't let their collaboration with Linus Bike go unmentioned. I look forward to donning my dapper tweed Guerra's as soon as it really gets cool (they're quite warm). The plimsolls they've designed with Linus will suit you for several seasons and look particularly spiffy at night. This edition of the Keep Homer features a graphic printed in​ reflective ink as well as a cushy insole and French terry lining.
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Maira Gall