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THE WHEEL DEAL

JUNE 15TH, 2011

THE WHEEL DEAL

It’s been ridden by billions, gifted to presidents and soon, the Flying Pigeon will be landing in Vancouver.

This bike’s retro style is the real deal—the model was first unveiled in China in 1950. Sixty-one years later, the details have been updated for a modern and timeless look. It's got a leather seat and Dutch-style parallel handlebars, plus a fender in case we get caught in the rain (in this city?!?). But our favourite addition is the front basket, which is the perfect size for some grapes, cheese and a baguette. Just add aleather wine rack and this Pigeon will be picnic-ready. —KD

From $500; a limited release of Flying Pigeon bicycles will be available in Vancouver this July so we’ve put ourselves on the list atwww.theflyingpigeon.com

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