Nobody would argue with the need for a wider selection of stylish city helmets. That’s why I was happy to see this new entry at the recent Interbike industry trade show. Giro, maker of high-performance road cycling helmets worn by Lance Armstrong, has introduced the Surface line of urban helmets. A clean and simple shell with integrated sun visor takes its cue from skate helmets. Inside, it’s adjustable for stability and comfort, and features channeling, plus six vents. An array of solid colors and prints is offered, but, from a commuter fashion standpoint, the beige and black hounds tooth fabric style shown here fits right in with the tailored and tweedy looks for women this fall. Price: $55
Scene on the Street: Artfully Parked Bike
When I lock up on New York City streets, I sometimes return to discover a novel ride hitched up next to mine. Last Monday’s find was this cruiser, spray-painted gold with a plastic flower-encrusted basket and glitter-flecked handlebar grips. Guess I shouldn’t have been surprised: I’d parked outside the Museum of Modern Art.
Readers: What’s been your favorite street find?
top photo: velojoy