Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Cycles of Choice for Dedicated Two-Wheelers

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Cycles of Choice for Dedicated Two-Wheelers

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THE FIXIE The bike of choice for east London trendies. It's sleek and lowmaintenance.

The rear wheel is fixed, meaning you can't freewheel, and they often have no brakes. Buy it: 14 Bike Co. in Brick Lane's Truman Brewery is the ultimate fixie store. Bikes are custom-made from scratch (from [pounds sterling]975, 13 Elys Yard, E1, 14bikeco.wordpress.com).

Matching gear: Complement your hightop trainers with a shiny ankle cuff and a flared Canopy top ([pounds sterling]19 and [pounds sterling]85, Cyclodelic, www.cyclodelic.co.uk).

THE PASHLEY Pashley is just one brand of Dutch-style sit-up-and-beg bikes, popular with City girls. They're a bit heavy but very comfortable.

Buy it: Bobbin Bicycles, a specialist upright town bike boutique. Try the Pashley Poppy, right ([pounds sterling]435, 397 St John Street, EC1, www.bobbinbicycles.co.uk). Matching gear: Get quaint panniers (Basil Memories Shopper, [pounds sterling]54.99) and tweed helmet covers (Yakkay Tokyo, [pounds sterling]35) from Cycle Chic. …

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