French folding friends at Fitzroy pool
What is it with the pool and the wee bikes? Are we all kindred little-bike-loving swimmer spirits? Today my habitual post-swin scan of the bike racks outside the pool reaped another great reward – a pair of French folding bikes no less. (And boy did I hot-foot it home to get my camera and a calling card before they left – lucky it’s not far.)
Here they are, a Gitane and Peugeot locked together in a lovely Francophile muddle of helmets and handlebars.
Tricky to get a good shot with the sun so low and the road so near, but a great opportunity to do a bit of comparison of these two excellent brands. Here are some interesting tid bits for those who care about such things:
Not to be out done however, the Gitane (my emotional favourite of course) has the added storage advantage of the fold-down handle bars; see the twisty thing on the top that you undo to fold them down?
And here’s a cute surprise: a teeny pump. I didn’t even realise the Gitanes had a pump holder…
…oops! am I gushing?