Monday, December 04, 2006

Ikea's Alta Bike is Pretty Enough for the Wall

If I lived in a city where I actually could ride my bike to work, this is a bike I would love to have, at least for the looks. I don't know what the ride is like as this is a fixed-wheel model, but the Alta is certainly refined enough to hang as art. The two-wheeler is already being called an affordable design classic by the bloggers of "This Next." Read more here.

Click here for the Alta Bikes Site.


My Marrakech said...

Ah very nice. Petal green. Did you know that I have a bike company in my family? (My uncle and nephew). It's the Montague folding bike. I am not kidding you!

Sarah said...

That sounds very interesting. Does the bike actually fold?

My relatives in Germany own a bike shop and have since the late 1800s. I personally just got a Trek road bike. I love riding. It's a great hobby for Texas since our weather is decent 80% of the year.

My Marrakech said...

I don't have one of the Montague bikes but would like one. BMW used to sell it and I know it was given out at the Olympics to the athletes. It is supposed to be a very good quality bike.

Do you know I have never been to Texas? Shameful!

Sarah said...

I can't believe you haven't been here! Of course, I've never been to Morocco, so I can't get on my high horse.

If you visit Texas, go to the Hill Country (Austin, San Antonio, Fredricksburg) first. That is our prettiest region, in my opinion. I can’t say Texas is the most beautiful place in the world. We don’t have fabulous cities either (though Dallas and Houston have great shopping and lots of bargains). But for some reason, most everyone who lives here has a soft spot for the state.