Ms. E doesn't full around when it comes to bike purchases. During the summer Ms. E spotted this new old-style city bike (these things are immensely popular in Verona) in the Chesini window and before I knew it the buzzer was buzzing at our apartment for me to come downstairs.
It is so beautiful, with the Brooks saddle and Brooks leather grips, gold pin stripping and lettering, and chrome, she was afraid of leaving it in the open air cortile. So, I have to haul this believe-me-its-not a lightweight-bike up the stairs if its not going to be used for awhile. For whatever the shortcomings in weight the thing rides like a limousine on the cobbles. It's a single speed and she can carry almost anything on it.