A Street Bike Named Desire

10 Aug

On our ride Sunday, my friend Deanna told me about a new bike shop in Palo Alto specializing in city bikes and all the accessories that a fashionable cyclist requires. So we changed our route so that we could stop by. A quick glance in the window showed that A Street Bike Named Desire was no ordinary bike shop. When do you ever see a “The O List” sign in a bike shop window? I can’t imagine Oprah recommending Mavic wheels or a Fox fork, or even an Assos jersey.


Their Dutch bikes by Linus come in a rainbow of colors, starting at just over $400.


The Pashley Roadster Sovereign with classic Brooks accessories is pricier, but still a fraction of the price of a Campagnolo Super Record 11 groupset.


Got kids to haul? They’ve even got full-on cargo bikes, like this one from Christiania Bikes.


Plus a very wide selection of helmets from Nutcase and Yakkay. The Yakkay ones have removable covers so you can swap a ball cap style for a brimmed hat.


I’m really excited about A Street Bike Named Desire. It’s a breath of fresh air that complements the existing sport-oriented bike shops in our area. I’ll have to stop in again soon. Summer is almost over and I may need a new helmet for my fall wardrobe.

Are you in the market for anything new to spruce up your bicycling style?

1 Comment

Posted by on August 10, 2011 in Around Town


One response to “A Street Bike Named Desire

  1. Helena

    August 10, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    My kinda store! It’s on my list for this weekend.


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