Monday, March 1, 2010


I guess you could call this a "slow bicycle" shop. Adeline Adeline is a new bike shop in New York City that sells, "toodling-around-town bikes and not bikes that climb mountains or race. Bikes and bike accessories with style." "No Lycra," declares owner, Julia Hirschfeld.

What a welcome development! Toodling seems to get lost between talk of commuting or cycling as a sport. Who would've thought that there would be a shop catering to toodlers? I didn't even know that "toodling" was a term thrown around widely until I just looked it up. However, I was toodling the other day and as I approached group of teen girls one shouted out, "I like your bike. Girrrl, you killin' that thang!"

Toodling definitely has its rewards.

Are there any other toodler-affirming bike shops out there? Do you know of any bicycle manufacturers that make products for the toodler market? I'm sure toodlers are good shoppers like commuters so let me know!


  1. There are quite a few bikes out there that fulfill the requirements, but I suspect it has more to do with the attitude and demeanor of the rider than the bike.


  2. I think you're right, but I don't think that you see many toodling bikes in bike shops. There's a shop up the street from me that only sells components to sporty bikes. On the other hand, the bike shop I visited during the summer had bunches of cruisers. (I'm from coastal Virginia after all). Maybe toodlers prefer flat places.

    Regardless, I'm sure there are toodlers everywhere who'd like to walk into their LBS and find a new bike.