Saturday, March 20, 2010

Meet Libby


Yes, I got the Liberty of London cruiser (In case you don't know what I'm talking about, I mean the bicycle from the Liberty for London for Target launch). But who are we kidding? This bicycle just encompasses so many of my loves--bicycles, whimsical prints, Liberty of London. It really was inevitable.

Her name is Libby, for obvious reasons.



I got the Darnley pattern--I couldn't resist those paisleys. This pattern had a limited edition run of 110 (the floral version had a run of 500). Libby is no. 72.


So I feel lucky, indeed, that she has joined my bicycle family.

PS--On a sad note, I sold my beloved Townie this week since I wouldn't be riding her much with Adelaide around. I already miss her. She was my first bike and helped me to really discover my love for biking. But in the end, I know selling her was the most practical thing to do. So for all of you that are keeping a Kara bicycle tally, it is currently at two.

21 comments:

Chocolates for Breakfast said...

congrats on the new aquisition! you are so cute! i think you should have been the poster gal for Target's Liberty of London ad campaign...maybe it is not too late?!

knitseashore said...

Wow! I am in awe at your Liberty abilities to find such treasures! I hope you will enjoy many sunny rides with her this spring and summer!

ali said...

good one Kara, I totally love it.

and in related news, I was just given a bike hand me down!! So, wanna go for a ride? In the canyon perhaps? Through a park? Along a busy city street? To and from the market?

Meg said...

Oh. Good thing you cleared that up about how many bikes you own. Because I was thinking that you went from terrified of bikes to crazy for bikes in, what, 18 months? I have some friends who are serious bikers (of the "pick bugs out of your teeth, 60 mile ride before 9AM variety) and it is quite clear that bikes are can get to be an obsession fast!

martha - caknitter said...

Libby is beautiful!
Perfect gift for the first day of spring.

Laurel said...

um, i'm not gonna lie. I was keeping a tally. thanks for the update ;)

Trisha said...

So curious about these. Would love to hear more about the components/specs; if I remember right Target didn't reveal much about them on the website. Beautiful pattern! I'm sure you make a stylish pair.

Adam and Bri said...

super cute, kara-lara. and to think this all started in a pleasant grove church parking lot just two summers ago ...

Erin said...

Libby is beautiful. I really can't believe how lucky you were to get this one. You are just charmed I guess.

Melanie said...

With such limited numbers, how did you get Libby?

Kara said...

Melanie, I totally lucked out. A week before the launch, I was doing my daily check of Target.com to see if they had more information about any of the items. So I entered "Liberty of London" in the search bar and guess what popped up? The bike. Somehow it was available. (My guess is by mistake by Target.com). So I just swooped in and bought it. I was not going to take any chances. And so glad I did. It was all sold out by the time it was actually supposed to launch!

Better Living said...

She is BEAUTIFUL! And one of only 110 in the world! And I was just going to ask how the assembly went--obviously very well. :)

Shannon said...

Wow, that is a really great bike.

Stacy said...

Oh, I love her!! So so pretty!

Amander said...

This was one of Oprah's favorite things in her last magazine - I immediately thought of you!

It's pretty.

jane said...

SO lucky - it was meant to be! I predict many happy days of sunny bike rides and a good few picnics. What a pretty bike.

a friend to knit with said...

libby is the perfect name! :)

Audrey said...

hi! I love your bike - could you give us a rundown on how it rides?? I'm thinking about getting a similar bike ... thanks!

Kara said...

Hi Audrey!

Thanks for the compliment! I really felt that I took a gamble with this bike, not knowing much about it when I ordered it. But I am glad I did.

It is a single-speed bike with coaster brakes. It has 26 inch wheels. It says it is a 22.5" frame.

This bike is made of steel, which makes for a solid, smooth ride.

The one thing is, this bike is really too small for my 6' frame. But I am stubborn. I will make this bike work for me. The seat post that came with it was very short (around 9 inches). So I got a longer one, so I can extend my legs more.

Every time I ride it, I am surprised at how much I enjoy it. It is just an easy bike to ride. No thinking about gears, no stress, just fun riding.

Hope that answered your question!

Dottie said...

Oh my goodness! I've heard of these, but this is the first real-life spotting. How adorable.

Lalipourie said...

Oh I am so jealous! What a beauty! I was also excited to hear about the collection when it came out! I'm out of the US right now! Thanks for sharing :D