Slow Bikes, Fast Bikes, Themed Cocktails.
We briefly touched last month on the MY BIKE exhibition in Paris. Hosted by the Cohens at their design emporium Merci, the show was planned with serious bicycle historians and style conscious urban commuters in mind. Fortunately, plenty of both camps made it to the opening night in January, and plenty more have continued to fetch up at the door, hopeful of a glimpse at the future of cycling and cyclewear, as well as its past.
The tasteful and spacious surroundings of the Cohens’ store provides a perfect backdrop for displaying not just some of the most magnificently designed bicycles in history, but also some installation pieces inspired by the notion of two human powered wheels.
It was possibly a case of “Merci-an Beaucoup” as erstwhile-extremely-useful-but-nowadays-merely-very-useful rider Paul Smith’s beautiful green limited edition track frame took centre stage.
The exhibition remains open at Merci until the 18th of February. Locals and visitors are therefore advised to take advantage post-haste of the fabulous new Parisian regulations governing cyclists and their duties at red lights, and pay the show a worthwhile visit.