As soon as the mercury hits the high '60s, the concrete jungle will be besieged by rubber riding denizens out to get their sunshine and exercise fix the best way they know how. And while not all of us are hardcore cyclists, who can deny the appeal of cruising out and about on a nifty speed machine while the rest of world pounds the hot concrete pavements on two legs? Certainly not us, and certainly not when said cruising is done on a too-cute-not-to-ride bike. The Kate Spade for Adeline Adeline custom bike is handcrafted in Italy by Abici, renowned for their no-frills yet charmingly chic models. This exclusive beauty is rendered in Kate Spade's signature Kelly Green hue, and features a fully covered chainguard and fenders (goodbye grease stains!), back-pedal coaster brake, a Brooks leather B17 saddle, silver rear rack, and front light. And did you notice the low, sloping top tube? It means you can ride pretty in your breezy summer frock, even as you zip through 10019, all the way down to 11215. With this baby beneath you, you'll be fashionably cruising miles ahead of the pedaling pack.
The Kate Spade for Adeline Adeline ($1,100) comes in two sizes (26" and 28"), and can be ordered online, over the phone at 888-996-2453, or in store at 147 Reade Street (between Greenwich and Hudson streets), New York; 212-227-1150.