every year around this time, my desire for a new bike strikes. curse you, springtime. (just kidding i love you). i haven't had a new (+ actually functional) bicycle in about three years. when i wanted to ride, i would usually end up borrowing a friend's, my sister's, etc etc, which was handy, but i really love bike rides + felt like i needed my own. i've began the hunt once again for a bike + found a bit of inspiration. 

bikes are all usually pretty expensive, but if i find one i really love i think i'll be able to commit. the last picture above is from heritage bicycles here in chicago - a coffee + bike shop that is on my list of places to check out. do you know of anywhere to purchase the perfect ride? i'm all ears. :)