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The Handsomest Bike Stuff Around

... And just like that, there were bikes everywhere. Yes, Citi Bikes have taken over the city. Which means it’s time to figure out how you’re going to be a paragon of handsomeness while riding one. (Or riding your own.) That’s what these things are for. Ride like the wind.

Use This in Case of Emergency
THE QUICK FIX

Use This in Case of Emergency

What: A comically compact set of hex wrenches and screwdrivers to keep your wheels in top rolling form.
Why: It’s only a matter of time before you make the ill-advised decision to test the wheelie capabilities of Citi Bike.

Very Bright, Very Small Headlights
THE BEACON

Very Bright, Very Small Headlights

What: A pair of LED headlights that strap right around your handlebars.
Why: Try as you might, you’ve not yet been able to reverse Earth’s rotation and prevent the coming of night. These should help with the biking consequences of that.

A Sharp-as-Hell British Leather Bike Bag
THE CARRIER

A Sharp-as-Hell British Leather Bike Bag

What: A handsome, hand-tanned leather bag from England for carrying all kinds of small contraband and potentially an emergency beer or two.
Why: The safety of your keys, wallet, gum, lip balm, other keys and “glaucoma medicine” depends on it.

An Absurdly Design-y Padlock
THE GUARDIAN

An Absurdly Design-y Padlock

What: It’s 22 inches of imposing matte black chain held together by a padlock that’s wrapped in black mock crocodile skin.
Why: You won’t always want to turn the bike in when you stop. Plus: it looks like a prop out of the tragically never-made Road Rash live-action feature.

The Maserati of Bicycles
THE BETTER BIKE

The Maserati of Bicycles

What: The kind of sexy Italian roadster the guy from Breaking Away would have sold out his Indiana town for.
Why: Look at the Citi Bikes. Now look at this. Yep. We thought you’d feel that way.

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