26 May 2009

Cambridge Bicycle's Party Bikes

Here is a submitted set of photos from the Cambridge Bicycle bike party, which was rescheduled and I could not attend. Thanks are due to my friend C, who sent in photos and commentary. His thoughts, and my comments, below.

Apologies in advance about the blurry cameraphone pics, but I was at the Cambridge Bicycle commuter block party last night and thought you might appreciate these pictures of some swanky commuter bikes.

C, I do indeed, I think we all thank you so much for sharing these!

Independent Fabrications ladies bike
Red Independent Fabrication Step-through (!) with cork grips, Alfine internal gear hub and thermos holder.

I haven't ever seen this bike! WOW! It's beautiful!

don't remember maker of this one, but I just liked the wicker basket.

It's a gorgeous basket!

ANT Boston roadster
ANT Boston Roadster with blue powdercoat, Nexus internal gear hub, hammered Honjo fenders and one of Mike's chainguards.

I enjoyed chatting with the owner of this bike at the Friday party. I have been drooling on this bike on numerous occasions now, the owner of the bike is finally OK with it, though it's embarrassing to me.

Austro-Daimler commuter bike
Vintage Austro-Daimler frame, black with nice yellow accents. Pretty bike!

That is a beautiful bike, with a nice classically simple austerity to it.

The infamous "Man In Black" and his Velorbis won best All-Around commuter. The Sexiest bike awards were all grabbed by some rather h0tt fixed gears with nice custom paint jobs.

Thanks for the report C! Now we all want photos of your sexy bike!

UPDATE: I also have a photo of the larger group at the party, submitted by Lovely Bicycle:

Cambridge Bicycle block party


Carice said...

That's the red bike I was admiring!
It's really fabulous. The hammered fenders put it over the edge! I'm glad someone got photos. My phone camera doesn't do well in low light.

The bike with the basket I think belongs to one of the Broadway bike folks- I see it there all the time. I think it's an ANT. I think it's one of those baskets made by the amish for Velo Orange.

There was also a fabulous mint condition Rudge being ridden around, although not entered into the competition.

SS:Mtn Biker said...

Really nice bikes!!! My mouth's wet with drool.

Filigree said...

My husband rode by this event on his way to work, but wasn't able to join in the fun. I am guessing the pretty red bike is the "Dolores" pictured here?

She Rides a Bike said...

I gotta have the lidded square basket.

PJDodge said...

A thermos holder on a bike - how brilliant is that? I'll take two, please.


Mammon The Source said...

I'm doing up an Austro-Daimler like that at the moment. It's a 1975 Vent Noir. Matt black with 1930s-inspired gold detailing. Keeping it simple. Keeping it classic. Really excited.

Pete said...

Sad footnote on the Vent Noir above, I'm so glad you got a shot of it because I got smashed by an SUV on Dot Ave yesterday! Tomorrow morning I gotta go pick it up at the cops to survey the damage. Let us all pray.

Charlotte said...

Pete, my condolences for your bike, it was a beauty. I hope that you are safe and healthy?
Everyone be careful out there.