Wednesday, 13 May 2009

A London bicycle

This guy made his girlfriend Leonie a bike, using spare parts and by having the frame professionally sprayed (in pistachio! - the perfect bike colour.) She is one lucky lady, don't you agree?

Also, I'm taking part in the second installment of Layers of Meaning's Through Her Eyes series today - head over there if you would like to read a story from my childhood - and see my cute child photo.

23 comments:

nath said...

lovely.

erin said...

beyond lovely. so cute.

Rachel said...

Very lucky! It's amazing.

Pattie said...

It is amazing what people can do :)
And it is a very grand color

Patchwork Harmony said...

my cycling obsessed boyfriend is desperate for me to get a bike... he'll have to make me one like this first! it is pretty! :)

the seventy tree said...

This bike is amazing! If someone made me that I'd feel like the luckiest lady ever! It's so sweet and a lovely colour.

chelsea said...

Oh my gosh! I love that bike and what a wonderful gift. Lucky girl!!

Taz said...

My dad built me a bike out of many spare parts for Xmas one year. It was the best bike I have EVER owned. How can you beat a bike that's been made with love.

Grace Albaugh said...

This is my favorite kind of bike Simple. I too wrote a post about my bike. Check it out if you have time.
Grace

Lynne said...

My dad sprayed some old bikes from our grandparents too! It's great to see them having a new life.

Laura Trevey said...

love the photo, and the story behind it :)

B said...

i clicked on your blog just from looking at the name. i'm a tea fanatic! lovely blog :)

pixelhazard said...

Oh so pretty! My bike isn't made from spare parts but it was hauled up and down hills to my house in bits and pieces and reconstructed , so I (who was working in the middle of town) wouldn't see it.

Pistacio is a pretty colour

Leigh said...

what a sweet story! love that he painted it pistachio!

AggeJ said...

That's a pretty good looking bike for being made of spare parts I would of thought it was brand new.

Whitney Gray said...

i am enamored. http://enamored-alifeofindulgence.blogspot.com/

Lafoo said...

Ooh that's lovely. What a pretty colour!

laurens.paint.palette said...

wow- this is super impressive! i want one!

Gary Heller said...

Its a great gesture, and a great looking bike.

Kotori said...

Loveit... the color is just about perfect.

You Are My Fave said...

Oh wow, I do think pistachio is the perfect bike color.

Brittany Noel said...

That bike is so awesome!

Design Squish said...

This bike is beautiful! I am jealous!