Last summer, Grace and I became first-time city-bike owners, and we went a little bike crazy — there were bike accessories, best of bikes in sneak peeks and even a bike video. In spite of last summer’s crazy heat, riding around the city on my cute bike made it the best summer ever. Seriously, it’s one of those little things that has the power to make you so, so happy. For those of you currently without two wheels, I’m sharing these super cute bikes by Windsor that are pretty affordable. Even though I have my bike, there’s always a little accessory that I seem to be eying. — Amy A.
Image above: Windsor bikes from Bikes Direct, $229.95 to $349.95
Image above: icrew 4
Last week was my first time riding my bike since the fall — it has been a long, hard winter, and I just couldn’t brave the cold. Getting my bike out of the house was so much fun! But there was a little, tiny annoyance. I am terrible with directions and because I’m relatively new on my bike, I like to stick to the streets with bike lanes. So before I head out, I look up my directions online (I use Ride the City, which is amazing). Then I write the directions on a piece of paper, which I tape to my basket. This must stop. At the New York City Gift Show, I spotted the solution to my problems — the icrew4 iPhone mount by Color Tokyo. It’s waterproof, it pivots and it’s sleek. I’m totally in love with everything, except that I have to order it from Japan. So I thought I’d see if anyone else has iPhone-mount suggestions that don’t come from Japan.