What has spurred me into action? Some great new training insight? Some whimsical story about a ride through town? No, not at all. It was this:
|Kokkedal Diablo Beach Cruiser, Yours for Just £359|
One of the downsides of blogging is that companies want to get in touch with you. Your inbox gets clogged with junk emails promoting junk products and you have to filter through them. But you can't blame people for trying. We're all just trying to make a living after all.
So yesterday I was scanning through the junk and found a personal email from Alicja Poffley at www.kokkedal.co.uk. The personal touch is a good start as far as I am concerned. Alicja explained:
"...we opened a company (AJP Trading) which is selling high quality retro-style town bicycles and cruisers made by a company called Kokkedal. The bicycles are made in Poland by our friend who created his own bike company few years ago. He started by making individual projects for his friends, then for friends of his friends and finally as the news of his creations spread and demand grew, he created then Kokkedal brand. The company is growing fast and we decided to introduce the bikes to the UK towns and cities."
Now I'm not a retro bike kind of guy, so I clicked through to the website just for a laugh. And I am so thoroughly glad that I did. What can I say? The whole website and all the bikes just made me smile. The Diablo was the first one to catch my eye, but some of the others are just wonderful:
|The City Black|
Not only do they look great, but they all come with high-quality accessories like Brooks saddles and Kenda tyres. To my mind they just make the world a brighter place. And my particular favourite is the remarkable looking Kokkedal Knoxville Superior:
|Kokkedal Knoxville Superior|
This extraordinary looking machine reminded me of one of my favourite bikes of all time.
|BSA Folding Paratrooper|
So, according to the sales patter, "The Kokkedal brand is created to surprise, amaze, and most of all to bring joy not only you the rider, but also the people around you." They have certainly brought a smile to my face and I hope they do the same for you.
Kokkedal may be a fledgling company, but I have a feeling it might be about to take flight.