When you’re pedalling about your city, soaking up the fabric of life on your urban landscape, it’s nice to know your ass is sitting fine and dandy upon a groovy bicycle saddle. Here’s a little guide to some of the derriere options available to cycle chicistas and chicistos.
We heart this seat. The heart is a major cultural symbol in Denmark. They have featured country’s coat of arms for centuries, we hang hearts on our christmas trees and we even have hearts on our coins:
Some Danish bicycle brands are now producing bike bits that match, like the seat and handlebar grips from Taarnby Bikes, at left. At right, you can’t often go wrong with a classic Brooks saddle, which are all the rage in Copenhagen. Classic leather that ends up fitting your bottom and your bottom alone. Now THAT’S personalising supreme.
Funk up your seat with colourful, kitsch colours or feel the urban beat with a seat like the one on the famous Copenhagen Drum Bicycle.
In Copenhagen many people shove a plastic bag under their saddle and pull it out if the saddle is wet. It’s a simple, no-nonsense approach to keep bottoms dry.
The great thing in this city is that if you don’t want to use a plastic bag or can’t be bothered buying a saddle cover, you’ll be given free ones several times a year.
Because there are so many bicycles in the world’s cycling capital, advertising printed on saddle covers are an effective marketing tool and you’ll often see bike racks where all the bikes have been given a free saddle cover for this or that product.
Lest we forget the artsy/crafty option. Crochet your own bicycle seat cover and create your own personal style, like this one from Carina’s Craft Blog.
We have some more accessory ideas in our Cycle Chic Guide to Choosing a Bicycle post from a while back.