Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sögreni of Copenhagen bicycles

Photo: Sögreni

I'm an urban cyclist. I go everywhere with my bicycle, even in January when I'm in Malmö. In Montreal (famous for its bike thieves...), it's a different story! It's faster than the bus (and more reliable), it's a great exercise, and when you're the lucky owner of such a beauty, you probably just want to ride all day and flaunt it!

This fantastic bicycle is made by Sögreni, a Danish bespoke bicycle shop in the heart of Copenhagen. All bicycles are assembled in Søren Sögreni and his team's workshop, and I love that when you place your order, you can customize your bicycle, you choose the size, the color, the color of the handles and the saddle, the number of gears, etc.

Prices start at 1599 euros. It is expensive. But less that a car. And you pay not only for great design, but also great quality. If you're not ready to spend that much, you can at least give your bicycle a little makeover with new leather handles, or a new set of lights. I really have a soft spot for their bells with their amazing industrial look, available in copper, zinc, brass and steel. It's a great "Made in Denmark" item to bring back from a trip to Copenhagen, and it doesn't take up much space in a suitcase!

Photo: Sögreni

Photo: Mjölk

1 comment:

  1. christania’s “cheap bike rentals” bikes are rolling across the city. The system, less than a year old, is funded by christania’s municipal government. It is currently only in one of christania’s 22 administrative districts. Although a 2nd generation system, there are 12 “Houses” in this district, each with around 40 bikes. The yearly subscription cost is the equivalent of $2 US, and allows the use of a bike for up to four hours at a time. In less than a year, there have been 6,000 subscriptions sold. There are larger 3rd generation systems in the world, which do not have a subscription to bike ratio as big as that.