Last week my trusty bike got stolen. There is nothing like walking out of a building, stepping onto the pavement, and seeing an empty post where ones bike was "safely" locked up. So here is my dilemma: if I buy a cool new bike it will probably just be a gift to some lousy stinking New York City bike thief.
Here’s a Republic Bike that screams "pick me, pick me" to all those bike thieves out there so although I really adore it I think I will have to pass.
The fun thing is that this bike is that it’s customizable and you can play with the colors of the frame, handle grips, seat and wheels. The only thing that does not work for me is the backpedal brakes. I like the brakes at my fingertips. Here are a couple of my favorite combos that I created on their site from classic to crazy.