Spring Pedals

Bikes lined up in front of The Bowery Hotel, available to guests for their own cruising pleasure

Talking about bespoke and highly crafted bikes, many luxury brands are coming out with lavish two-wheeled riding machines. And since we do live in a fashion centric metropolis, I thought you would be like to be up to speed on the latest designer trends in bicycles:

For a genuine Dutch version, - those guys know what they are doing, there’s practically one bike per capita in Holland - check out the stylish eight-speed, easy-riding Men’s Amsterdam Royal 8i

Ladies, if you thought pedaling around town is for messengers and dudes only, erase, or better yet, literally white-out that pre-concept notion with the all white, super chic Cruiser Bicycle by Gucci.

Gucci's ride costs around $6,000

On that same note, girls, if you rather pedal around on something more classical, say black, Chanel offers the perfect option for your urban two-wheel ride. No need to worry about your mascara getting messy. The make-up case is built in and included, bien sur!

Around $12,000, the Chanel aluminum hand-assembled bike has a quilted calfskin seat and three bags with signature logo

Self declared bicycle lover Paul Smith collaborated with Japanese saddle maker Kashimax and designed a classic Paul Smith multistripe leather bicycle seat. Here’s a you-tube video of the British designer telling how he started his career as a racing cyclist and became the extraordinary fashion designer he is now.