09 January 2010

Stripy boiled-sweet bike

Spotted this bike outside the Barbican the other day.

I was rather taken by the boiled-sweet stripes, which even extend to the seatpost.

London is full of such exotic paint jobs. You see tiger-stripes, golden bikes, and several individually themed bikes.

Most are presumably to make a bike so conspicuous it is less attractive to thieves as a quick sell-on. This one, for instance, with a generally pink theme (right), but frame intricately decorated with magazine art.

Wow. That's cool. It wouldn't surprise me if someone gets those dodgy blokes from Brick Lane to nick a similar one for them.

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