I was in Banana Republic last week on Newbury Street in Boston – and they had a vintage-looking bike as part of their decor. I was thrilled. I love the idea that cruiser cycles have so thoroughly entered the mainstream that they are now part of the decor of yuppie clothing chains. For some reason, this warmed my heart even more than last year, when Crate and Barrel (the doyen of yuppie furniture and homegoods shops) ran a sweepstakes for a big cruiser bike like this.
But seriously. Just try and ride that bike in that skirt. Someone didn’t think that one through.