Oh, Adeline Adeline.
Now this is a bicycle boutique. It was so fun to come to a store filled will all my favorite bicycles: Pashleys, Retrovelos, Workcycles, and Abicis...oh my!
And of course there was the famous Kate Spade Abici looking as lovely as I imagined her.
One of the best parts of my visit was trying out the Workcycles Oma in the 61 size. This was the other bicycle I was debating on purchasing before I bought my Pashley. So I took Oma down to the bike path by the Hudson and gave her a go.
|Look how little of the seat post is showing!|
There's a couple things I noticed. I think the Oma's size fits me really well, which is slightly bigger than my Pashley. With the Oma I truly could get the "sit-up-and-beg" position. Also shifting gears on Oma is superior. I think the 8-speed Shimano Nexus hub totally kicks the 5-speed Sturmey-Archer hub's bottom. It feels so smooth and reliable to shift, which is not the case on my Pashley. One thing that the Pashley does have...style. I will always prefer the Pashley's look. She is just so darn good looking.
Of course I could not leave Adeline Adeline empty handed. And I got a little swept up and splurged on a couple of things.
First off, this basket:
I just love the style of it. It is hand-woven in Ghana and has so much personality. I think would go perfectly on Betty Foy or Libby.
And then, I got this Yakkay helmet:
I know. It's kinda ridiculous, but I kinda love it! I think it combines my love of hats with my love of bicycles. Plus, it lets me show off my super power of looking good in hats while riding.
PS - How cute will the herringbone look on Adelaide?