Portlanders are totally obsessed with bikes. We drool over the creative features of other bikes while dreaming of our next one. We triple lock our bike sheds and hope we remember to lock the front door. It is no surprise that Portland recently spawned a new bike brand called “Globe” that will please everyone from the PDX fixie riders to the high-heel wearing businesswoman in Holland.
Looking through the Globe site I felt like Santa read my mind and came early this year. The bikes have chainguards to keep the grease off my pants, fenders for the rain, built in lights that are impossible to forget at home and a kickstand to keep it upright in front of the burrito stand. Some even have a rack that I can use to pile on my fruit from the farmers market along with the vintage lamp I picked up at the yard sale on my way home. Each bike is more than just a pretty colored frame… the grips, saddle, rims & fenders make the bike look like a piece of contemporary art.
I’m now officially obsessed with this particular bike. Oh yes, it will be mine.