Look closely: do you notice anything different about my tire?
A ladybug is hitching a ride!
This pair of cuties (one for each tire) is made in Poland and came to me as a gift from Gosia of Bike Belle, who recently visited Chicago from London/Krakow. Bike Belle carries a fun variety of bike accessories, much of them handmade/painted/knitted. From the Bike Belle About Us page: “We design, make and sell designer bicycle accessories to make your bikes easier to use, prettier and more you.” Sounds good to me! Bonus: they ship worldwide. :)
These ladybugs (and other designs) are called “jewelry for your bicycle” – love it! I guess these would be Oma’s earnings. More beautiful jewelry: this rosy bell would be perfect for spring.
I also got this adorable, waterproof seat cover, staying with the polka dot trend. (Why do I want this mouse one so much?? It’s mesmerizing.)
If anyone has always wanted a full ladybug kit for her bike, look no further.
Here are Maria of PoCampo, Gosia and me after a lovely brunch.
I’m so glad I had the chance to meet Gosia, hear a lot about bicycling in Krakow (sounds a lot like cycling in Chicago, actually), and learn more about her shop.
She also has a Bike Belle blog, with plenty of beautiful pictures, so you can enjoy it even if you don’t speak Polish.
Yay for cool, entrepreneurial cycling ladies!
Does your bike wear jewelry? :)