Bobbin Bicycles, the London purveyor of stylish city bicycles and accessories, has introduced a Bobbin-branded line at Interbike, the North American cycling expo this week in Las Vegas.
The line of bicycles (photos above and below) includes five city models that combine the tradition and romance of upright European-style bicycles with practical features — such as mudguards, chain covers, hub gears and carrier racks — that support everyday cycling.
Tom Morris who, with his wife Sian Emmison, owns Bobbin, says the line has been in the works for more than a year. In developing the range, the duo drew upon the wealth of knowledge and experience they’ve gained from serving city cycling customers who’ve made their tiny shop in Islington something of a cult destination since 2007.
The saturated colors, Tom says, are inspired by classic Raleigh bicycles of the late 1960s and ’70s. The line will retail for from $550 for the Shopper to $850 for the Vintage.
Read a post about my summer visit to the Bobbin Bicycles shop in London here.
Top: The new Bobbin Bicycles Birdie comes in 3- and 5-speed models and 3 frame sizes and colors.