Velocouture was coined by Patrick from Portland, (a bike hugga and avid Flickr contributor) His Flickr group by the same name, Velocouture features photos of stylish practical clothing worn while cycling. For cycling to take hold as a major alternative form of transportation, people should feel as comfortable off their bikes as on them. Many would be cyclists conjure images of spandex clad, ultra fit tour riders, and simply never consider the possibility of a short trip to the store on a bike in practical clothing. I love catching sight of plain clothes cyclists in fashionable garb. We need more of you on the streets, showing the rest of us that cycling can be a simple, fun, and practical form of transportation.
I came across this photo on Flickr that illustrates a simple and creative way to give basic slacks some cycling utility.
This cyclist has stitched a highly reflective triangle of 3M inside both pant legs. When the legs are rolled up to avoid chain grease, the reflective patch is revealed. This is a great solution for urban cyclists and commuters that want to increase visibility without sporting cycling specific fashions off their bikes.
What about you? Do you have any practical tips for maintaining visibility?
Considering the design aesthetic, I could see this frame built up with either a retro gruppo or straight-up modern, fixed. How would you build up an art bike? Or would you just hang it on the wall?
Launch Date & Time
World Premiere Thursday | 19th June | 2008
7pm To 10pm
1485 Haight St
San Francisco | Ca
On the Hugga list of places to ride and visit is Minneapolis and One on One Bicycle Studio. This weekend at One one One the Imaginary Bags Silent Auction concludes with a closing party. Imaginary Bags is is a fundraiser that features Crumpler bags designed by artists and designers from the Minnesota bike community.