17 April 2008

Mini Bike - Big Attitude



Our mate Ditte Anthonisen came across this young lady on a brand new Kildemoes mini bike. Although scorned by many bike enthusiasts for being too slow and unstable, the mini bike is embraced by chic Copenhageners who claim their right to take it cool. This is not a high-tech folding bike. It's just a small, groovy bike that allows you to zigzag in and out of heavy traffic while staying on top of the situation.



Here are two other acquaintances, Kristian Balle Hansen and Anna Als Nielsen, on their mini bikes bought at flea markets in Berlin. The rustier, the cooler.

Slowness is a privilege and stress is so last year... Style Over Speed once again.

6 comments:

WestfieldWanderer said...

Looks like the young lady in the top photo has fitted a Reelight set on her machine

2whls3spds said...

Small bikes are fun. I have a 1968 Raleigh Compact RSW. Neat bikes.

Aaron

burrito said...

I've got a small-wheeled bike too (a folder) and it's so much zippier for getting around cities... don't know how I ever lived without it. These are pretty stylin.

Velomama said...

Thanks for your comments!

I guess we can conclude that size doesn't matter :-)

And westfieldwanderer: yes, looks like Reelights.

Cheers, Marie

Anonymous said...

I got a sweet Bike Friday, the small wheels allow it to accelerate faster at stop lights (not that anybody is interested in speed or anything here) though it's not so easy to ride no hands...

Nigel said...

I had something similar when I was young dude