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    A folder makes it to the NYT Fashion Section

    Look! Folders are a fashion item now!

    Heck, for what the wardrobe costs a Brompton looks cheap by comparison.

    http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/200...ideshow_3.html

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    They were making such a big deal about Dutch bikes they should have noted that it's a vouwfiets.

    Speedo

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    The NYT was emphasizing Dutch bikes but I'm happy to see any bikes with models wearing "normal", fashionable clothes to let people know that cycling CAN be fashionable and practical. You don't have to dress up in head-to-toe spandex or look like a bike messenger to comfortably ride a bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KitN View Post
    The NYT was emphasizing Dutch bikes but I'm happy to see any bikes with models wearing "normal", fashionable clothes to let people know that cycling CAN be fashionable and practical. You don't have to dress up in head-to-toe spandex or look like a bike messenger to comfortably ride a bike.
    The people in Europe and Asia know that you can dress like a regular person using a bike as the bike for the most part never left their sides over the years and generations. The people in North America banish the bike to a child's toy level for many, many years. Or if they become a cyclist, they must dress the part as Lance clones.

    I am happy to say that is rapidly changing even in car worshiping Southern California. I see more and more "regular" non-spandex wearing average people now using bikes, just like their other old world continent counterparts.
    Last edited by folder fanatic; 04-18-09 at 11:34 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by folder fanatic View Post
    The people in Europe and Asia know that you can dress like a regular person using a bike as the bike for the most part never left their sides over the years and generations. The people in North America banish the bike to a child's toy level for many, many years. Or if they become a cyclist, they must dress the part as Lance clones.

    I am happy to say that is rapidly changing even in car worshiping Southern California. I see more and more "regular" non-spandex wearing average people now using bikes, just like their other old world continent counterparts.

    Oh good. I was starting to think that maybe there was something wrong with me for tooling around on my Swift sans spandex and a yellow jersey.

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    guess chain stains are fashion statements now too ; )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaito View Post
    guess chain stains are fashion statements now too ; )
    Uh oh, the counter-revolution is striking back!

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    Some of those outfits look more like clown suits than a full spandex regalia, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by werewolf View Post
    Uh oh, the counter-revolution is striking back!
    Viva la counterrevolution.

    NYT Article on Dutch Bikes...
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    Ah ha~ .. thanks for the thread link noteon-san..

    Got it! And what a read!


    Looks like the media's gett'n the bike'n bandwagon into gear.
    But to throw in a dress-code w/it??

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    My son tells me that I look like a dork with my work clothes and bike helmet. This ought to show him that I'm stylish, not dorky.

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    I have a bike helmet that I refuse to wear unless I'm going off-roading or similar.

    For everyday usage, I just coat my hair with a ton of AquaNet hairspray. Trust me, Aquanet offers it's own unique protection in the form of helmet hair. Lightweight, tough as nails and as stiff as a board!
    Ride what you like. Ride in what you like.

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