Imagine, if you will, the coolest freakin' bike EVER. Gorgeous deep forest-green paint with brown fenders all painted with sweet orange flower details and the occasional white polka-dot? Check. White Leather seat with red (red!) whip-stitch detail and matching handle-bar grips? Check. Wicker basket attached with leather straps and lined with lovely red & white Scandinavian-flower-print fabric? Check. Bell for scaring the bejeesus out of old ladies up ahead of you? Check.
Behold the Electra Gypsy:
This picture doesn't really do it justice, so....are you ready? Here's the glamour shot:
Still, you just can't get just how GORGEOUS this bike is until you see it in person, which we did in Sun Valley. The details are just unbelievable. It totally reminds me of something you'd ride through a small Swiss village (which anyone who knows me can understand the attraction there) with a bottle of wine and baguette in the basket, while wearing a 1940s sundress, big sunglasses and a scarf around your neck. I seriously can not stop thinking about this bike. Practical? No. But really? What could be cooler than peddling around town on this?? Nothing, that's what. I'm plotting how to justify its purchase..... I need your help.
If you want a closer look, it's here: http://www.electrabike.com/ (it's a ladies' cruiser, the Gypsy model.) There has never been a more "Kate-like" bike in the world.