What does a high end luxury condo project in New York City put on display in their sleek ultra modern sales gallery? High end vintage bicycles of course. Located at Five Franklin Place, what I liked about these English touring bikes were the magazines they had in their front baskets. Not to mention the saddle seats, made by Brooks of England. This particular saddle was patented by Brooks in the late 1800’s and featured in their 1935 catalogue as a lightweight seat designed for daily city touring. Translation, wider seat for longer sitting! This vintage bike seat sells for $115 with a matching Challenge Tool Bag for $60.
Only two doors down, was this great classic flyer painted in yellow with advertising for the Working Class. Don’t ask me who they are, I only know they had a sneaker hanging from a crystal chandelier in the window with a sign that said, Keep Calm and Carry On. So I did.
As for me, growing up I had a gold stingray bike with a banana seat and sissy bar. What a classic! Check out HudsonGoods.com for more vintage home furnishings.
Great magazine in the bike basket
English touring bikes
Brooks tool bag
Brooks saddle seat
Keep Calm and Carry On
My gold stingray, what a bike!
Check out HudsonGoods.com for vintage home furnishings.