Archive for November 30th, 2012

pubbikI love everything about today’s find, Public Bikes of San Francisco.  Not only do they make wonderful classic-looking bikes designed for city riding, they have a great collection of gear and bicycle-themed product for bike lovers like me.

About Public Bikes“PUBLIC is a San Francisco-based bicycle and gear company with our store and headquarters in 123 South Park. We design and sell urban bikes, along with accessories to make riding more enjoyable, practical, and chic. Our European-inspired bikes ride like butter. They come in multi-speeds in all sizes. You can dress in casual or business attire, and wear pumps, tennis shoes, or flip flops – just about anything – while riding our bikes. And we have baskets, bags and other gear to go along with them. These bikes will make you feel like a kid again, and this is every bit as important as anything else. You can read about us in numerous national press publications or hear from our customers directly.”

I love PUBLIC’s Special Edition V7 Harrison Bike “The PUBLIC V7 is our affordable, 7-speed, all-purpose, lightweight steel-frame urban bike. It’s ideal for rides in any urban (or rural) terrain, whether you want to speed around town or enjoy the slow ride life. Comfortable enough for everyday trips for casual riders and reliable enough to be your everyday, rain or shine, commuter workhorse.”

As far as gear…

On the high-end I adore the Brooks Brick Lane Roll-Up Pannier ($240.00): “This unique roll-up pannier was inspired by a classic commuter bag design that dates from the 1890s. Made entirely of water-resistant cotton and trimmed in leather, this roomy bag rolls up to save space when not in use. Incredibly durable and highly intelligent, the bag features self-closing magnetized flaps and crossed elastic cords on top that let you strap bulkier items down for easy urban transport.

On the low-end, for $15 you can’t go wrong with PUBLIC’s very own classic brass bell: “A quality bike bell with a pleasing civil tone is hard to find. Too often, they have a tinny abrasive sound. Simple and elegant, this bell is loud enough to do its job, without being obnoxious. Available in finished brass or black painted brass.”

See all the great bikes PUBLIC offers here.

See all the great gear PUBLIC offers here.


Mix Christmas and Hanukkah with Tree Tops from the Curiosity Shoppe.


A new wardrobe from Faconnable.


Support and help save the world’s wild cats.

Thanksgiving may be long over now, but I love turkey legs.  One of the great joys of a visit to Disney World, especially Frontierland, is the ability to buy a turkey leg from a street vendor.

The turkey leg is such a “thing” at Disney World you can purchase a t-shirt to show your ultimate appreciation.