Ever since I became the proud owner of a lime green 1970s Gitane folding bike (not pictured) I started noticing retro folding bikes, or cute little bikes that look like you could fold up them if you tried hard enough, all over my little inner city suburb of Fitzroy. Starting with three in my street!
So I started snapping them on my phone. What to do next? Blog them perhaps? Why? I am not sure?
I think I am secretly hoping that I will find out more about the bikes. If you know anything, or you see your bike on this site…tell me more.
PS. I have now been going over a year and I still get a kick out of it. I (nearly always*) leave a calling card on a bike that I photograph, inviting the rider to visit the site and tell us about their bike, and I get the biggest kick when they do. I have decided Little Bike Blog’s raison d’etre is to pay homage to the little retro bikes and their riders.
* I say nearly always because I only carry a few in my wallet at a time, and sometimes I find I’ve run out. If you discover your bike here and you never got the card, tell us something anyway. Bike provenance is my joy.
NOTE: Little Bike Blog is now retired as a regular blog, but remains a site for little bike lovers to peruse and comment on an idiosyncratic collection of little bikes. Enjoy.