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Trendlet: Chain Gang

Five retailers jumping on the bike-as-accessory bandwagon.

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Brooklyn Industries

The chainlet is now carrying single-speed Broncks Blacks ($645) from Bowery Lane Bicycles, usually only available online. Rides come with a leather saddle, sustainable cork handles, adjustable handlebars, a chain guard, and a handy wooden crate in back—just large enough for two six-packs. 100 Smith St., at Atlantic Ave., Boerum Hill; 718-596-3986


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Republic Bikes created the Abuela ($499), a Dutch-style three-speed with punchy accents—red saddle, stitched handlebars, retro bell—for the home-design chain. Both men’s and women’s bikes come with rear carriers, and hers includes a “skirt guard” over the back fender. 451 Broadway, nr. Grand St.; 212-219-1454

Kate Spade


The prim womenswear brand teamed up with Tribeca bike shop Adeline Adeline on this kelly-green Abicione-speed ($1,100). The city bike touts marbleized grips, a rear rack, and an enclosed chain guard, so your hem won’t get caught while you’re pedaling. 454 Broome St., at Mercer St.; 212-274-1991
See Also: Exclusive Video: Kate Spade’s First Bike, Designed for ‘Tootling Around Town’


Modern Anthology

The manly housewares shop is partnering with Recycle-A-Bicycle to sell fully restored vintage bikes from the fifties through the seventies ($300 to $600), including this cherry-red Schwinn with basket and bell for $450. Handmade leather U-lock cases ($100) optional. 68 Jay St., nr. Water St., Dumbo; 718-522-3020


Jack Spade

Oregon-based Beloved Cycles is responsible for the limited-edition, custom-built Jack Spade Morton($4,195), a French-inspired orange-and-white three-speed that arrives in stores in June. The steel frame is outfitted with a Brooks leather saddle and a front rack.56 Greene St., nr. Broome St.; 212-625-1820


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