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April 22, 2013
Today marks the 129th anniversary of the first transcontinental journey via a penny-farthing, accomplished by the gallant Brit, Thomas Stevens. In honor, we've compiled a list of six modern bicycles that will surely spark a journey ahead.

Granturismo Donna by Abici—Leisurely zip around town on this beautiful steel framed bicycle by Italian brand Abici complete with a leather saddle, metal mudguards, and battery powered lights. Available in seven colors and two sizes.

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Track Bike by Kinfolk—Desiring a bike built around 80s Japanese track parts, Bartek Kolacz and Kinfolk Studios created this beautiful track number with a hand-crafted frame by master builder Shiuchi Kusaka in Kansai, Japan. Frames are emblazoned with the ethos 'Run With The Hunted,' cockpit and seat mast all Nitto, and the cherry on the top—a Kashimax Aero saddle. Photo by: Bartek Kolacz

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Dover 5 by Linus—This classic utiltarian city bike has a black chromoly (a high carbon steel) frame and fork. Leather bar tapes and saddle add a touch of extra class. Also comes with a charming "mid-century brass bell."

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Public C7 Polka Dot by Public Bikes—A limited edition city bike by San Francisco-based Public Bikes, the playful seven-speed Public C7 Polka Dot is lightweight, ergonomic (upright handlebars keep you looking forward, not back), durable (hi-tensile steel frame), and super modern with a retro feel. Often referred to as a Dutch bike for its curved, step-through frame design, the C7 will "ride like butter."

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Fr8 by Workcycles—Those with little mini-mes will love this city-utility bike by Workcycles. Sturdy and incredibly roomy, the Fr8 (pronounced like "freight") can fit a +1 with its front kiddy saddle located right behind the handlebars. And once they've outgrown the bike, easily remove the child seat and have a go! Also comes equipped with a back wheel lock and front and back carriers to store any necessary baggage.

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Urban Outfitters Bike Shop by Republic Bike—Popular lifestyle brand Urban Outfitters has teamed up with Republic Bike to bring a completely personalized experience in bike design. Choose from more than 100,000 component and color combinations for the Aristotle singlespeed and Plato Dutch bike in the 3D Bike Shop! Once customized, Republic Bike will build, box, and directly ship the unique rider to you.

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Granturismo Donna by Abici—Leisurely zip around town on this beautiful steel framed bicycle by Italian brand Abici complete with a leather saddle, metal mudguards, and battery powered lights. Available in seven colors and two sizes.

For more bikes, check out the Eclipse P9, Roadster, and R1.

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