Give me a sporty bike for racing and trail riding, but something cool for everything else. In a paper you can download from this page, I argued urban cyclists are often motivated by the chic sex appeal cycling confers, and that planners would do well to encourage this, by giving cyclists places to promenade and be seen.
I was delighted to stumble upon the uber cool "Victor Bike" by Christopher Robillard. The very weaknesses that so incense the engineers of this world, are what delight the artistically minded. But let me remind you, that engineers’ girlfriends are far less attractive than designers’ girlfriends, who would see Christopher Robillard and his bike and know both defy physical bounds. I believe the whole frame is a thumping great block of solid cast iron. Very manly.