I felt like Fran Drescher when I saw this bike today because at first glance I slowly, and with increasing volume, said: Oh. MY. GAWD. And because I have a little cold, it was kind of nasaly too. Is this not one of the best looking bikes you've ever seen!?
The Scout Regalia Bicycle ($3900, pre-orders being taken for Spring 2013 delivery) takes its cues from three distinct bicycle typologies: a mixte bike (which we've discussed on this blog before), English-Dutch town bike, and a mountain bike. It's designed by the Echo Park (Los Angeles)-based design studio, Scout Regalia, and made in the U.S.A.
Because I don't have 4000 clams to spend on a bike, I may get my Scout Regalia fix in December—they make Gingerbread Geodesic Dome kits ($25) for all your edible holiday architectural needs. Bikes, gingerbread domes...this company gets me.