Affinity Pursuit Bike

Living in driving in Los Angeles, the idea of anyone riding their bike around town is absolutely absurd to me. I know plenty of people do it, I almost hit them every day. The reason? Because there are cars parked on the side of the street, the streets are too narrow anyhow, and there are maybe 12 bike lanes in all of Los Angeles. Even so, I’d still love to be able to own a cool bike that I could ride to the store and go do random errands. And if I could, it would totally be the bike you see above.

I honestly know zero to nothing about bikes, but something about this bike makes me really happy. I’ve had this link on my desktop for months now, opening it up now and then just to check it out. I think it looks somewhat futuristic, and totally modern with it’s all white frame. The owner is some guy in San Francisco, and he describes the bike as “beautiful, stiff, and could survive the apocalypse.” That’s my kind of bike… epic. For more technical info, as well as some pictures, check out his velospace.

Bobby

6 Comments Affinity Pursuit Bike

  1. emil January 23, 2008 at 5:43 PM

    Yeah, the riding angle seems really uncomfortable. Interesting, in a Huffy Sigma kinda way. Or what’s that other bike Huffy had, the red and white one? Not nice.

  2. Duane September 3, 2008 at 1:57 PM

    (This is an old message, but I found it when I was google searching my own bike. Ha ha ha…)

    I just bought a 58cm Affinity to ride in Los Angeles. This town is actually amazing for biking, even if you have to be extra careful, ALL THE TIME.

    As for the Affinity – it is an amazing, and thus far (only 30 miles in) very rewarding machine.

    Please note, this is not a bike optimized for “single speed,” as in single speed w/ freewheel. It is not drilled for a back brake. So if you are comfortable only having stopping control over one non-drive wheel, go for it. But my recommendation would be to set it up as a fixed gear bicycle.

    Thanks for listening to my two cents.

  3. Skyy S September 7, 2008 at 10:49 AM

    Well Stated Duane..

  4. matt October 17, 2008 at 6:38 AM

    I am confused. Why would narrow lanes be bad for cycling? bikes are skinny.

  5. Miles February 27, 2009 at 2:04 PM

    Matt, because people do not look at the road 100% of the time while driving. A driver can easily rear end a biker or while trying to pass a biker the driver can easily nick the poor kid on a bike. I’ve had a few near accidents like this.

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