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These are some of the more impressive bikes I saw while on vacation in Seattle

  1. Rivendell Hillborne - very expensive bike from a very luxurious American bikemaker. It's a gravel bike! Every part on this thing is expensive... I believe those are Velo Orange fenders (80+ dollars) and the bag looks outrageously expensive too. Gorgeous though!
  2. Cannondale Synapse - never heard of this shit before but damn it's nine thousand dollars?? And it looks like that?? Boring as shit, man. We went to this bike shop to waste some time before a lunch appointment and were blown away by how expensive and dumb this was. I guess you're also spending for "intelligent lights and radar" when you buy this, but if you desperately want to be a space machine when you go biking, you can get some rear facing radar type shit for way cheaper than this, and slap it on any old bike. Wild.
  3. KHS tandem ebike - you could buy three of these for the price of the previous bike. That's one seat for you and each of your five romantic partners, if you have them. Imagine the delight you could all have biking around together. Each of you would enjoy enormous swag and gain unlimited respect if you rolled up to the park together on one of these.
  4. Public R18 - I don't know anything about this brand but looks like it just sells fairly normal bikes, and this is a nice and normal look for this bike. The owner must have added the Brooks saddle, which did not come with this model. What I really like, though, is the helmet. I took a picture of the top as well and it's a sticker of an astronaut above a sticker of a menacing owl holding an arrow in its claws. Wild! I hope the rider does not become BAIT themselves

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  1. Beat to hell old Gary Fisher bike - Great look. Pantera sticker over (I assume) the place where the model name used to be... neon green grips with silver stars on them... subtle coordination between the fork and phone mount color... this rider has style. Wild different in tire wear between the front and back tires though lmao
  2. Someone's absolutely destroyed booze run bike - incredible shit. Old road bike. The bar tape spiraling off the bullhorns handlebars... the weird tuft of wig hair stuff on the end, with the cocktail umbrella stuck in it... the seat post rack with the regular ass rack dangerously attached to it, attachment points hanging threateningly down on either side of the back wheel... inspired. I found this locked up outside a bar on a very bar-heavy street, and I imagine the person who owns this rides it to to get drunk, and also modified it while drunk.
  3. A bikeE brand recumbent bike missing its seat - we saw this for sale in a bike shop where we later rented some city bikes. The company that made this went out of business in 2002, according to this delightfully named website for "the largest recumbent bike dealer in the northeast," so I imagine it's hard to get a seat on this thing now. I was wondering if maybe it wasn't on the display model, or if many recumbent bikes require aftermarket seat replacement... this is the first one I've ever seen for sale, haha.
  4. Rental bikes - Finally, me with our rental bikes! We did 12 miles around Lake Union on our final day in Seattle and saw some seaplanes land and shit. Great stuff. The bikes were super uncomfortable and had extremely wide extremely flat bars that hurt my hands and wrists, but their gearing was incredible... probably targeted to make climbing hills as easy as possible for Seattle tourists, haha. Can recommend Velo Bike Shop down town for any visitors looking to grab a bike while they're in town!


These are some of the more impressive bikes I saw while on vacation in Seattle

  1. Rivendell Hillborne - very expensive bike from a very luxurious American bikemaker. It's a gravel bike! Every part on this thing is expensive... I believe those are Velo Orange fenders (80+ dollars) and the bag looks outrageously expensive too. Gorgeous though!
  2. Cannondale Synapse - never heard of this shit before but damn it's nine thousand dollars?? And it looks like that?? Boring as shit, man. We went to this bike shop to waste some time before a lunch appointment and were blown away by how expensive and dumb this was. I guess you're also spending for "intelligent lights and radar" when you buy this, but if you desperately want to be a space machine when you go biking, you can get some rear facing radar type shit for way cheaper than this, and slap it on any old bike. Wild.
  3. KHS tandem ebike - you could buy three of these for the price of the previous bike. That's one seat for you and each of your five romantic partners, if you have them. Imagine the delight you could all have biking around together. Each of you would enjoy enormous swag and gain unlimited respect if you rolled up to the park together on one of these.
  4. Public R18 - I don't know anything about this brand but looks like it just sells fairly normal bikes, and this is a nice and normal look for this bike. The owner must have added the Brooks saddle, which did not come with this model. What I really like, though, is the helmet. I took a picture of the top as well and it's a sticker of an astronaut above a sticker of a menacing owl holding an arrow in its claws. Wild! I hope the rider does not become BAIT themselves