The Dreamer by Peace Bicycles is a Dream Come True
These bikes are not for the spandex-wearing couriers, perhaps, but they’d be a lot more comfortable if they did swap out their rides. Crouching over all day is only going to make you look like Quasimodo, eventually. But this isn’t just an ergonomic cruising bike, it’s a dream urban commuting bike – one that allows you to dress for “the destination, not the ride”. There are spoke guards, chain guards and fenders – remember those? But what all these guards mean is that you can wear your Hugo Boss suit, your Versace dress – just kidding, but you can wear anything you want from cocktail to business attire, from beachwear to formal wear, and your clothes will be protected. And you’ll look good getting there!
There’s a Kickstarter campaign for the production of The Dreamer bicycle and there are two models available: the straight-bar and the step-through, with a variety of color choices (silver or black for the straight-bar, peach, sea-foam, creme or black for the ladies step-through model). The Kickstarter project gets you a bike (or two, depending on your level of commitment) at a discount, and there are other smaller contributions that earn things like t-shirts and posters. And you’ll be helping a young company that is trying to encourage environmental sustainability by offering a product that is both earth-friendly and sexy. It’s a winning combination and deserves to be rewarded. This project comes highly recommended.
But environmental conscience and an awesome product aren’t the only things to recommend this company – they’ve got heart. For every bike purchased, they give a bike to someone who needs it – from the young mother in Africa who can’t get to market to sell her wares to the young boy playing in the streets of Chicago. This Kickstarter project allows you to be part of something much, much larger than yourself. Wouldn’t you be proud to be riding one of the first bikes that this company ever makes?
All models come fully dressed with safety and comfort features like front and back lights, brass designer bell, reflector strips and pedals with rubber pads to protect your shoes – or allow you to ride barefoot. The 3D metal headbadge, color matching seat and grips and a beautiful paint job give this ride a high-end vintage look. And they’re relatively light-weight at just 34 pounds.
Bicycle commuting for urban dwellers is a trend that’s gaining rapid adoption, especially on the west coast. And at just $ 699 promotional price, a Peace Bicycle won’t kill your pocketbook the way a Budnitz or Tmars might. (Plus, remember, some other deserving person gets a bike too, courtesy of your purchase.) They’re sustainable transportation, you can look good getting there, feel good about helping another and you get some exercise. Not to mention a trip down memory lane. Priceless.
And you can be part of it at all at Kickstarter or see Peace Bicycles for more information. Happy commuting!
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