29 October 2013

The Perfect Ride

BERLIN: Although it is almost winter I still take my bike wherever I have to go. Moving keeps me warm during cold winter days and takes me fast to the place I have to go. In November I will receive my new ultra-lightweight carbon fiber bicycle by Hermès, which takes me even faster to my destinations in a very handsome way. Le Flâneur d’Hermès and Le Flâneur sportif d’Hermès, a unisex leisure and a sporty city bicycle, will be available in three sizes – S, M, L – and two colors – charcoal and blanc d’Espagne (Le Flâneur sportif d’Hermès will also be available in a sporty shade of red). Both of the bikes which have been hand-made in France by TIME, a French manufacturer of bicycles and cycling equipment founded by Roland Cattin in 1987, will feature a shock-absorbing monobloc frame, belt-driven transmission, bull leather on contact points such as the handlebar grips, saddle and carry handle, hydraulic disc brakes and a choice of 8 or 11 gears integrated into the rear wheel hub.

The bicycle design reflects the craftsmanship that one has invariably come to be expected of a luxury house of this standing. Of course, due to its origins as a master saddler, I am looking forward to my first ride and I am sure that the saddles on these bikes are going to be the most comfortable in the world! Combining exquisite, elegant lines with cutting-edge technology, Le Flâneur d’Hermès bicycles are as light as a feather albeit with a rather hefty $8,000 price tag! Because at the end of the day, Style as beautiful as this simply doesn’t come cheap.

Hermès advertisment, taking my new Hermès bike on a ride through Berlin at night, against cold hands, my favorite gloves by Denise Francelle, leather pants from the new ski collection by Hermès keep you warm on the saddle during cold days



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