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Re: Cycle Chic

Postby Ross » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:00 am

^Not wanting to take away the "chicness" of the lady above but a mini skirt isn't the most practical item of clothing for a female to wear while cyling and thongs/sandals can be problemetic from a safety POV. Also while we are on the subject of safety I'd be a bit concerned about the hand bag slipping off the shoulder and she would be better off to strap the flowers to the rack rather than trying to clutch them in one hand and hold the handlebars and squeeze the brake lever and signal a turn. And what's that purple thing dangling off the handlebars, a bike lock maybe? That needs to be secured rather than waiting to fall off and get caught in the spokes.

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Re: Cycle Chic

Postby Thoglette » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:52 am

Ross wrote:and thongs/sandals can be problemetic from a safety POV. Also while we are on the subject of safety ...

All I can say from a safety POV is: "Welcome to Holland!" where cycling is considered to be just a more effective form of walking (rather than a risky, sporty activity).

And that lady wouldn't get a second glance yet their cycling injury rates are well below everybody else's.

ps- that does look like a lock.
pps - click through and read the article.
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Re: Cycle Chic

Postby mikesbytes » Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:28 pm

Probably has a top speed of 15kph, so if any of the noted issues happened she could simply stop
If the R-1 rule is broken, what happens to N+1?

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Re: Cycle Chic

Postby Ross » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:28 pm

mikesbytes wrote:Probably has a top speed of 15kph, so if any of the noted issues happened she could simply stop


I was riding at walking pace with a bag dangling from my handlebars and it slipped off and caught in the spokes and I stopped - when my head hit the ground after going over the handlebars

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Re: Cycle Chic

Postby Thoglette » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:16 pm

Ross wrote:I was riding at walking pace with a bag dangling from my handlebars and it slipped off and caught in the spokes and I stopped - when my head hit the ground after going over the handlebars

You clutz! I think I was about nine the last time I fell for that (fishing rod that time)

Did you remember to say your "OMG MY HELMET SAVED ME!" three times while genuflecting in the direction of the Victorian College of Surgeons :D :D

Anyway, back to the topic at hand
The Guardian has a set of fashion shots from the '30s up at the moment, including this one. I'd have saved it for next month but it may be ephemeral.

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I love the paint and the handlebars. And the chain guard. And the stand. And the posing is just, well, so charming. The outfit, on the other hand....
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Re: Cycle Chic

Postby RobertL » Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:16 pm

Thoglette wrote:
I love the paint and the handlebars. And the chain guard. And the stand. And the posing is just, well, so charming. The outfit, on the other hand....


No - those shoes are very, very cool.
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Your monthly Scott Schuman

Postby Thoglette » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:00 pm

Back to your regularly schedule Sartorialist shot
Friday, November 19, 2010
On the Street….Place Vendôme, Paris
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Interesting, the photo's comments were all about the shoes, which are now rather dated. The rest (especially the bike) is classic and timeless.

Hmm: Apart from the LED rear light, the bike is almost unchanged from a century ago! (hmm 2: I can't find a date for the first bottle dynamo )
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Re: Your monthly Scott Schuman

Postby vitellan » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:20 pm

Thoglette wrote:Back to your regularly schedule Sartorialist shot
Friday, November 19, 2010
On the Street….Place Vendôme, Paris
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Interesting, the photo's comments were all about the shoes, which are now rather dated. The rest (especially the bike) is classic and timeless.

Hmm: Apart from the LED rear light, the bike is almost unchanged from a century ago! (hmm 2: I can't find a date for the first bottle dynamo )


Try this link, German

http://www.rijwiel.net/licht_d.htm

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Re: Your monthly Scott Schuman

Postby Thoglette » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:26 pm

vitellan wrote:Try this link, German

http://www.rijwiel.net/licht_d.htm

Vielen Dank! (Has an example from 1913, for those playing at home)
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Re: Cycle Chic

Postby human909 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:47 pm

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Ross wrote:^Not wanting to take away the "chicness" of the lady above but a mini skirt isn't the most practical item of clothing for a female to wear while cyling and thongs/sandals can be problemetic from a safety POV. Also while we are on the subject of safety I'd be a bit concerned about the hand bag slipping off the shoulder and she would be better off to strap the flowers to the rack rather than trying to clutch them in one hand and hold the handlebars and squeeze the brake lever and signal a turn. And what's that purple thing dangling off the handlebars, a bike lock maybe? That needs to be secured rather than waiting to fall off and get caught in the spokes.

Gee way to go about promoting cycling. Why do so many cyclists feel the need to be scaremongers?

In many places. cycling and especially The Netherlands, is approached in a manner not too different from walking. Why does the clothing, footwear and what she is carrying matter?

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mikesbytes wrote:Probably has a top speed of 15kph, so if any of the noted issues happened she could simply stop

I was riding at walking pace with a bag dangling from my handlebars and it slipped off and caught in the spokes and I stopped - when my head hit the ground after going over the handlebars

:oops: We all make our own choices based on our own abilities. I would suggest she is also doing that.

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Re: Cycle Chic

Postby mikesbytes » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:08 pm

human909 wrote:Image
Ross wrote:^Not wanting to take away the "chicness" of the lady above but a mini skirt isn't the most practical item of clothing for a female to wear while cyling and thongs/sandals can be problemetic from a safety POV. Also while we are on the subject of safety I'd be a bit concerned about the hand bag slipping off the shoulder and she would be better off to strap the flowers to the rack rather than trying to clutch them in one hand and hold the handlebars and squeeze the brake lever and signal a turn. And what's that purple thing dangling off the handlebars, a bike lock maybe? That needs to be secured rather than waiting to fall off and get caught in the spokes.

Gee way to go about promoting cycling. Why do so many cyclists feel the need to be scaremongers?

In many places. cycling and especially The Netherlands, is approached in a manner not too different from walking. Why does the clothing, footwear and what she is carrying matter?

Ross wrote:
mikesbytes wrote:Probably has a top speed of 15kph, so if any of the noted issues happened she could simply stop

I was riding at walking pace with a bag dangling from my handlebars and it slipped off and caught in the spokes and I stopped - when my head hit the ground after going over the handlebars

:oops: We all make our own choices based on our own abilities. I would suggest she is also doing that.

In the Netherlands and elderly Australian I know was abused (in english) for wearing a helmet. Isn't that discrimination based on what one was wearing

BTY what if I'm not a lady, will I be denied services offered by the shop behind?
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Re: Cycle Chic

Postby human909 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:59 am

I'm not sure your point or relevance here.

mikesbytes wrote:In the Netherlands and elderly Australian I know was abused (in english) for wearing a helmet. Isn't that discrimination based on what one was wearing

In a country of 17 million people I am not surprised there are some people willing to be jerks.

mikesbytes wrote:BTY what if I'm not a lady, will I be denied services offered by the shop behind?

How does this even relate to cycling? (We also have stores with gendered names in Australia.)

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Re: Cycle Chic

Postby twowheels » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:56 am

I like occasionally checking this thread. I've noticed though that the majority of the images are either from overseas or historical Australian images. While I like these it would be good to see more examples of contemporary Aussie cycle chic.

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Re: Cycle Chic

Postby human909 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:05 am

twowheels wrote:While I like these it would be good to see more examples of contemporary Aussie cycle chic.

This lady has been blogging about it for years.
https://veloaporter.com/

Short skirts, short dresses, high heels! Oh My! :shock: :lol:

Or just come hang out at this Park St cafe in Melbourne. You'll see plenty both arriving at the cafe and along the bike path. :mrgreen: Sorry I don't have photos. I'll dig some up:

You can check out the assortment of photos on Freestyle cyclists. Not all 'Chic', certainly not the few with me in it. But just regular cyclists wearing what they choose.
https://www.facebook.com/FreestyleCycli ... =3&theater
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Open toed shoes: CHECK
Items hanging off handle bars: CHECK
No helmet: CHECK
Coffee in hand: CHECK
Australia: You betcha. :wink:

Some people in this thread might have a heart attack.

And here is the crowd the previous year cruising down the road! Again, oh my!
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Re: Cycle Chic

Postby caneye » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:07 pm

love it!

imagine what the matchy-matchy crowd would say! :lol:

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Re: Cycle Chic

Postby twowheels » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:24 pm

human909 wrote:
twowheels wrote:While I like these it would be good to see more examples of contemporary Aussie cycle chic.

This lady has been blogging about it for years.
https://veloaporter.com/

Short skirts, short dresses, high heels! Oh My! :shock: :lol:

Or just come hang out at this Park St cafe in Melbourne. You'll see plenty both arriving at the cafe and along the bike path. :mrgreen: Sorry I don't have photos. I'll dig some up:

You can check out the assortment of photos on Freestyle cyclists. Not all 'Chic', certainly not the few with me in it. But just regular cyclists wearing what they choose.

Some people in this thread might have a heart attack.

And here is the crowd the previous year cruising down the road! Again, oh my!


Already follow Freestyle Cyclists on FB. My original point remains - I like occasionally checking this thread. I've noticed though that the majority of the images are either from overseas or historical Australian images. While I like these it would be good to see more examples of contemporary Aussie cycle chic.

Recently I saw a young girl coasting down a hill on a retro ladies bike, complete with front wicker basket. Hands free, both wrapped around a sandwich she was munching. Tre cool chic. No chance to take a photo unfortunately.

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Re: Cycle Chic

Postby P!N20 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:05 pm

twowheels wrote:Recently I saw a young girl coasting down a hill on a retro ladies bike, complete with front wicker basket. Hands free, both wrapped around a sandwich she was munching. Tre cool chic. No chance to take a photo unfortunately.


I'd be more concerned if you did take a photo.

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Re: Cycle Chic

Postby Thoglette » Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:02 pm

twowheels wrote:Already follow Freestyle Cyclists on FB. My original point remains - I like occasionally checking this thread. I've noticed though that the majority of the images are either from overseas or historical Australian images. While I like these it would be good to see more examples of contemporary Aussie cycle chic.


Two intimately related causes. You'll find exactly one post by me of someone wearing a helmet (and I'm just curating other people's work). In Australia, the majority of cyclists wear "cycling specific clothes" and expect to have a shower afterwards.
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Re: Cycle Chic

Postby twowheels » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:30 pm

P!N20 wrote:
twowheels wrote:Recently I saw a young girl coasting down a hill on a retro ladies bike, complete with front wicker basket. Hands free, both wrapped around a sandwich she was munching. Tre cool chic. No chance to take a photo unfortunately.


I'd be more concerned if you did take a photo.

Indeed. My description inaccurate. Young, compared to me, but an adult. I would only photograph with permission, but then the candid moment would be lost & obviously staged.

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Re: Cycle Chic

Postby human909 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:04 pm

twowheels wrote:My original point remains - I like occasionally checking this thread. I've noticed though that the majority of the images are either from overseas or historical Australian images. While I like these it would be good to see more examples of contemporary Aussie cycle chic.

Demanding aren't you. :P :lol:

I stopped on the way home from a quick shop and took a few photos.

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Just you run of the mill Brunswick cyclists, who stopped to take a photo. Some might say cycling chic. Others would just say somebody dressed for a sunny day out and happens to be riding a bicycle...

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Some people might recognise the two people above.... :wink:

Getting more politicians like this into government would be better for cycling. And no, these bikes aren't there for showboating politics. It is just the easier, healthier and more practical way of getting around the suburb. Tim's child had also ridden with him for the occasion.

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Re: Cycle Chic

Postby Ivanerrol » Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:43 pm

Noosa Cycling Chic.

(a) Only drop bar roadies are obligated to wear helmets
(b) All other bikes except MTB enthusiasts out on the trails - helmet optional
(c) Tourists - helmet optional
(d) Thongs (flip flops) - check
(e) carry surf or boogie boards - check.
(f) Surf Groms - Helmet highly optional - subject to peer pressure

This morning I stopped for a Coffee in Noosaville. 6 elderly Oz locals came in. All on hybrids or e-bikes. One was wearing the helmet. The others had their helmets in the front basket.

A quick roadside check indicated in excess of 80% of helmet less riders. The QLD government could rake in a fortune on fines.
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Re: Cycle Chic

Postby redsonic » Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:24 pm

Ivanerrol wrote:The QLD government could rake in a fortune on fines.


Shhhhhh......
We don't want dirty NSW tactics up here.

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