Take inspiration from Emily Blunt

We love Emily Blunt’s cycle chic outfit in the film Wild Target. A red rain jacket is the perfect cover-up for cool, wet weather (check out our Petra Waterproof Trenchcoat for a similar look) and opaque tights, bright accessories and a cosy hat complete the look. 

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Op Shop Coffee Ride for CycloFemme – Sunday 12 May

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Every year around the world female cyclists get together to celebrate CycloFemmeCycloFemme is a worldwide socially-driven-grass-roots celebration of women on bikes. Their mission is to create a unified voice for women in cycling, encouraging and empowering more riders.

To celebrate CycloFemme in Melbourne The Squeaky Wheel will be gathering for a leisure Sunday ride, bringing together some of the best things in this world: Bikes, Op Shopping and Coffee! …maybe even cakes…

The Op Shop Coffee Ride route will be along the inner north bike paths, visiting a few op shops and stopping at bicycle-friendly cafés along the way.

Riders of all capabilities, age and gender are welcome – the ride will be at a pleasure pace and taking in no more than 10km! 

BYO: working bicycle, drink bottle, helmet and something to hold your op shop purchases

More info here and RSVP to events@thesqueakywheel.com.au.

St Ali Signature Coffee Prizes for best dressed rider, sweetest lady-like bike and the ultimate bargain find!

Details: Op Shop Coffee Ride

Meet: Sunday 12th May, 10am at Auction Rooms, 103-107 Errol St, North Melbourne

Stop 2: Community First Op Shop (Queensberry St, North Melbourne)

Stop 3: Hunter Gatherer (Brunswick St, Fitzroy)

Stop 4: Clothing Exchange (Rathdowne St, Carlton)

Stop 5: Salvos and Second Hand Laneway (Nicholson St, Carlton North)

Finish: around 2pm at St Ali North, 815 Nicholson St, Carlton North

 

Check out other CycloFemme rides in your city here

In the Navy

Nothing says cycle chic more than a sleek navy blue ensemble – in this case, skinny jeans, a casual knit and a brass-buttoned blazer make up a nautical and nice look. But it’s the unexpected details of those killer shoes (and of course the beautiful smile) that makes this outfit just perfect for us. 

Donky Bike

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London based designer Ben Wilson had created the Donky Bike, a load-carrying bike with the strength and simplicity of a BMX.

The Donky Bike has been designed to be ridden easily and safely with whatever you need to take with you. The design distributes weight across a single beam at center of the frame rather than on the handlebars, so the steering and handling remain light and balanced and  improving maneuverability in tight space.

SmartAss Ass Saver in motion

See the SmartAss, an innovative lightweight emergency fender by Ass Savers, in motion on a morning commute. 

Ass Saver in motion from Ass Savers on Vimeo.

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Stuffitts for Shoes – Instructional Video

Stuffitts are form-fitted, reusable cedar inserts that combat moisture and kill odour in footwear caused by perspiration and outdoor elements such as rain. 

See how they work in this video

SmartAss and BrookShield Ass Savers – Instructional videos

Ass Savers are an emergency mudguard that’s there when you need it and gone when you don’t.

It comes in two models – the SmartAss for standard rail saddles and the BrookShield for Brooks saddles and other similar ‘old style’ saddles. 

Check us out at the Finders Keepers Market

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The Finders Keepers Market are back in Melbourne on Friday 5 April and Saturday 6 April in the beautiful Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton.

We’ll be there with our stylish bike gear along with lots of other awesome designers from Melbourne and around Australia. Make a day of it – enjoy live music and delicious food and drink while browsing the stalls. Gold coin donation on entry.

The Finders Keepers Market
Friday 5 April 6pm – 10pm
Saturday 6 April 10am – 5pm
Royal Exhibition Building 9 Nicholson Street, Carlton

Practical and eye-catching coat for cycling

We really like the mustard coloured jacket worn by this chic cyclist. The cosy colour keeps the wind out and the trenchcoat style provides easy movement for the up-down pedalling motion. Team it with a slouchy bag, casual top knot, opaque tights and flats and you’re ready for work, school or the bar.

via Fixed Gear Girl Taiwan

Autumn romance

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 Autumn is the perfect time to go on romantic bike ride, especially if you share a single bike and snuggle up close.

via –  http://showmeabike.blogspot.com.au

Happy Easter!

We’re taking an Easter break and hope you enjoy your cycling break too!

via Vienna Cycle Chic

Cycling with a mini cape

We think that capes are the perfect cover-up for bike rides. They’re practical, stylish and can keep you warm and dry when you need. A trans-seasonal garment that every cycle chic cyclist should own! Check out our range here and be inspired by this lovely photo. 

Corrugated Cardboard Helmet

A helmet made out of cardboard, I know it sounds crazy, but supposedly it works. The designer behind this wonderful invention is Designer Anirudha Surabhi has invented a helmet made out of cardboard called the Kranium.

The Kranium is not only lighter but also stronger than traditional expanded polystyrene (EPS) models.

Using a material called Dual Density Honey Comb Board or D2, the liner of the helmet has been proven to absorb up three times the amount of impact of EPS helmets. Amazing!

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Denim, Vuitton, Paris

Love this transeasonal cycle chic outfit snapped by the Seine – a 3/4 length sleeve dress in an unexpectedly rugged fabric, elegant and practical leather gloves and a neat cross-body pouch by Louis Vuitton. Tres tres chic!

via Show Me A Bike

Giveaway! Money-Saving Bicycle Maintenance Class by Laneway Learning

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Laneway Learning is a great project in Melbourne with the aim of providing cheap, informal one-night evening classes on all sorts of fun topics, from knitting to making chutney to Broadway musicals. 

We are excited that one of their upcoming classes is ‘Money-Saving Bicycle Maintenance’ where you can learn some basic bike repairs and maintenance skills that will help you out in times of need and save you money. The workshop will start with fixing a puncture and moving on to brake and gear adjustments. Time permitting you will also learn to identify when something can be fixed or needs replacing. The class is limited to 20 people and is taught by a qualified bike mechanic.

Giveaway! Thanks to Laneway Learning we have 5 x spots for their next Money-Saving Bicycle Maintenance Class on Wednesday 6 March to give away to 5 of our fans and customers. These are literally tickets that money can’t buy as the class is sold out.

To win, all you have to do is leave a comment below telling us why you need to learn some bike maintenance skills. Five winners will be drawn randomly and notified on Monday 4 March by email. Good luck!

Money-Saving Bicycle Maintenance by Laneway Learning

Wednesday 6 March 8:15 – 9:30pm

 The People’s Market

64-68 Stanley St Collingwood

Bring your bike and don’t wear your best clothes!

 

 

Sweet and innocent

Sweet and innocent cycle chic via  Show Me a Bike

Last days of summer

It’s the days of summer and so we’re making the most of what may be our opportunity for a picnic before cooler autumn weather starts.

How are you celebrating the last days of summer?

 

Designer cycling style in Tokyo

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You can wear designer clothes and go shopping for designer gear while looking effortlessly chic on a bike. Love this photo from Tokyo by by Jack Jurczy?skiego

 

Wooden Bike Fenders

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REdesign Studio’s RE-cycle wooden bike fenders are practical as well as beautiful. 

The fenders are crafted in Seattle by alums of the University of Washington’s architecture department using reclaimed wood. REdesign say “why buy plastic when you can get the natural beauty of wood as well as a sustainable product with a simple aesthetic”. 

The fenders are available at Etsy

Bicycle Wedding Shower

How sweet is this bike-themed bridal shower?

Happy Valentines Day!

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via Celebrations at home