Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Gear Up; FITNESS It's National Bike Week, the Perfect Opportunity to Pimp Your Trusty Wheels with the Sexiest Cycling Kit on Show, Says Jasmine Gardner

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Gear Up; FITNESS It's National Bike Week, the Perfect Opportunity to Pimp Your Trusty Wheels with the Sexiest Cycling Kit on Show, Says Jasmine Gardner

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Byline: Jasmine Gardner

AFUNNY thing happens to cyclists when we buy a bike. As well as forming a deep affection for our two-wheeled steed, we start to lust after all the accoutrements to make it (and us, riding it) look more beautiful. There are hundreds of good-looking options of every cycling component out there -- from deftly-designed storage solutions to hand-painted bells. As a cyclist who is always looking for a way to embellish function with decoration (I stuck a purple floral pattern on my frame), I'm a sucker for a bit of coloured leather to wrap around my handlebars or some innovative reflectives. Here are my favourite-looking bike bits.

For our full wishlist, visit standard.co.uk THE REFLECTIVES Hi-vis needn't mean wearing a construction-site vest. Get some go-faster Windrider reflective ankle clips instead. [pounds sterling]15.95, Twentytwentyone, 274-275 Upper Street, N1, 020 7288 1996, twentytwentyone.com THE BELL You'll barely have to ring your Crane Copper Side Striker bell since pedestrians will see it shine from yards away. …

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