So a reader sent me the following link, From Amsterdam to Cobble Hill by Bike, asking if the Euro style bikes are considered cool or are on par with a beach cruiser (aka The Enemy).
“Euro-style bicycle store in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, that specializes in Dutch imports. That includes sturdy cargo and commuter bicycles by De Fietsfabriek (from $1,500) and Dutch ID (from $1,400)..”
Now, note the word “Sturdy”. That means “Heavy”. Like a beach cruiser. And $1500? My Internet Research indicated I can get an ugly pink beach cruiser for 10% of that price ($150).
While pondering the atrocities of bike choices (of which I am obviously an intolerant person), I was wandering in the mall and suddenly saw this (click on the image to see a close up):
Several thoughts went through my mind, in the following chronological order:
1. oo! hello kitty store! cute!
2. oo! bike with hello kitty! cute!
3. waiiiiit a second.. that is a beach cruiser.. in pink.. THE ENEMY
4. but.. but.. hello kitty! does that negate the evil?
5. no. no it does not.
I then took a picture with my hi-tek cell phone to share with ya’ll.
What do you think? How many beach cruiser loving people are reading this? Does having Hello Kitty on the side of your beach cruiser make it cooler or lamer? What about Paul Frank?
Alternatively – have you ridden these Euro bikes? Is there a huge difference? Let me know!