With a tip of the cycling cap to Bill Cunningham’s long-running “On the Street” feature in the New York Times, or the sidewalk snaps of the Sartorliast blog, peloton offers up this installment for the Shutter photo gallery: Locked Up.
The format is simple. Some bikes catch our eye, some don’t. Those that do tend to have character. Whether the workaday beater bike, the modern city bike, or the fashion-conscious fixie, these bikes lie in wait on the street, locked to fences, sign posts and racks, biding their time before the next run around town.
In our second installment of Locked Up we bring you this stylish yet thoroughly utilitarian city bike found on the streets of Milan, Italy. After participating in Bianchi’s media event in the foothills of the Alps, north of Bergamo, I spent the evening in Milan before beginning my journey home. Paused outside of the magnificent Milano Centrale train station, this bike seemed well illuminated by the nighttime traffic, despite its relatively drab paint job. I imagined an equally stylish Milanese zipping around town, day or night, somehow impervious to the hustle of taxi drivers and fervent Italian drivers.