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.