calivintage + public bikes video!

today i am beyond excited to finally be able to share this exciting project that i’ve been working on! it was one of those things that started off as a tiny idea several months ago… i had just met with the incredible folks at public bikes to check out their local bike shop here in san francisco. at the same time, i was chatting with my videographer buddy jon who told me that he’s always wanted to create a bike video. fast forward a few months, and here you have it. a collaboration between a very cool local business built on the idea of getting more people on bikes, a very patient videographer who sat facing backwards on an xtracycle to get some awesome footage (you may remember this behind-the-scenes photo), and a silly blogger who had the pleasure of riding around oakland and san francisco with such a cool team behind me.

if you’re curious about the particular model that i’m riding, it’s the public m8 in powder blue. she’s my trusty girl. a classic, mixte frame with an 8-speed internal hub for riding up and down those treacherous san francisco hills. if you are in the market for a bike, i highly recommend them. check out the site at public bikes or follow them on twitter and facebook!

credits: video by jon brown, music by chrome sparks, bike by public.

43 Responses to calivintage + public bikes video!

  1. Andrea March 6, 2012 at 9:09 am #

    so nice :)

  2. Courtney March 6, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    Oh man, this is so awesome, I love your bike! Love ya!

  3. shannon March 6, 2012 at 9:17 am #

    I love it!

  4. Sara March 6, 2012 at 9:26 am #

    I love all your cycling outfits, especially the sunnies! What a gorgeous glimpse of Cali on a bike :) Well-done, and this is proof you should continue to do collaborations with all the creative genius’ out West!

    I’ll be dreaming of this all day!! xox

    • erin (calivintage) March 6, 2012 at 9:31 am #

      oh wow, such a lovely compliment! you are too sweet! i will now be thinking of your kind words all day! :)

  5. Rosaspina Vintage March 6, 2012 at 9:28 am #

    You look too sweet, Erin! Now I can’t wait for the sunshine to come back, you made me want to ride my 1955 red bike ;)

  6. Domonique March 6, 2012 at 9:30 am #

    Such a beautiful bike :) I’ve wanted a similar version to this in pearl white for the longest time.


    • erin (calivintage) March 6, 2012 at 9:33 am #

      ooh, sounds lovely! you might check out the public bikes site. they do have all of their frames in a pretty cream color!

  7. Erica March 6, 2012 at 9:32 am #

    Aw this is absolutely adorable! I love cruiser bikes :) I just wish they were ridable through out the whole year here (illinois) haha


    • erin (calivintage) March 6, 2012 at 9:35 am #

      oh, i know what you mean. even here in san francisco we get really long rainy seasons and i run back to the safety of my car for a few months. but there’s nothing quite like pulling out my bike for a ride on a warm, sunny weekend!

  8. Alisia March 6, 2012 at 9:39 am #

    I love their bikes!! I recently relocated to DTLA and they are putting in so many bikes lanes here, I am def. in the market!

    xx, alisia e

  9. Kristin | animal arithmetic March 6, 2012 at 9:59 am #

    awesome! love how it looks!)

  10. steffy March 6, 2012 at 10:05 am #

    this IS SO CUTE ERIN! i love all your videos :)


  11. Cortnie March 6, 2012 at 10:08 am #

    Erin, I love this video! No one could look cuter or more stylish on a bike than you. I just spent a LOT of time on the Public site picking out my fave bike – I’ve been emailing my husband all my top picks. Thanks for sharing!


  12. Jennifer March 6, 2012 at 10:47 am #

    I love this!! I bet it was SO FUN filming this!! What sunglasses are you wearing in the video? There super cute!! I want them!!

  13. nataliya March 6, 2012 at 11:04 am #

    so so cute!!! love!


  14. Jane March 6, 2012 at 12:31 pm #

    Adored and reblogged.

  15. Sofia March 6, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

    I love it!! :D cutest video!♥ xx

  16. hannah March 6, 2012 at 1:55 pm #

    awesome! makes me want a blue bike, and to ride around cali!

  17. amanda*rose March 6, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

    I’m sorry, but the most fun ever! I love my bike and riding bikes and videos! Want to make one! :) Loved it.

  18. Samantha March 6, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

    Ohhhhh my I love this! Bike culture is pretty big where I live, but I have yet to really yet into it (uhh, buying a bike would be the first step I guess). There’s something about riding on the road in traffic that throws me off a little… That being said, more people SHOULD be riding their bikes. It’s fun, easy and so much better on both your health and the environment.

  19. Annaliese March 6, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    lovely! very exciting to see you on refinery 29!

  20. jenloveskev March 6, 2012 at 7:15 pm #

    Erin! Such a cute video Makes me wish for warmer weather even more than I already do. Congrats on such a fun project.

  21. Elena March 6, 2012 at 10:23 pm #

    Love your Public bike. I have an orange one myself =) Your red sandals in the opening shot are super cute. What brand are they?

  22. RocksPaperMetal March 7, 2012 at 12:42 am #

    Looks like so much fun!

  23. Jane Alisa March 7, 2012 at 6:30 am #

    This is pretty awesome! xoxo

  24. pretty penny March 7, 2012 at 7:05 am #

    what a great video. erin you are too cute. and jon is a very very talented videographer. xo

  25. Monique March 7, 2012 at 7:49 am #

    Indeed the bike is pretty but for a person who says she loves vintage i think pay $995 for a modern bike is a kind of joke! I’ve bought an European bike on ebay from 1918 for $65 and repainted it for the same price (and it works perfectly). Collecting vintage is not only have things the shape/colors of vintage, i think it’s collecting “real” vintage. This bike brand makes pretty things but don’t you think they’re going a little bit far with their sticker at $20 ? Come on! i like read fashion blogs and i understand partenership with brands but stop taking people for fools! Maybe people need to know the value of things and stop being irrational spending fortune like that.

    • erin (calivintage) March 7, 2012 at 8:35 am #

      hi monique, i’m sorry to hear that you’re so upset by the price of the bike. i personally think that this modern bike is a great option for people who like the vintage aesthetic and who want to invest in a brand new bike from a good, honest san francisco-based company. many of my coworkers ride public bikes and are very happy with their purchases. i think that what a person pays for a bike is a matter of their personal budget and what they’re looking for in a bike.

      but i do agree that there are less expensive alternatives. you might like my guide to vintage bikes: i own a few vintage bikes and think they are wonderful!

  26. Leslie March 7, 2012 at 7:53 am #

    Cool bike but Shouldn’t you share with everyone that you’re an affiliate and get paid if someone buys through those links?

    • erin (calivintage) March 7, 2012 at 8:16 am #

      oh dear! sorry for the confusion. i’m not an affiliate and i don’t get any sort of commission if people make purchases through those links!

  27. Bianca March 7, 2012 at 10:25 am #

    this is such a dreamy video…I kinda feels like a chanel perfume commericial! haha, it also makes me wish it were warmer here!

  28. scarlet l March 7, 2012 at 9:09 pm #

    love it! so dreamy and gorgeous.

  29. TC March 8, 2012 at 1:58 pm #

    I like your blog and Public bikes, but as a fellow SF-East Bay bike commuter I have to ask, where is your helmet? I hate the idea that a person can’t be fashionable on a bike while wearing a helmet. There are so many great reasons to ride a bike but sacrificing safety because it isn’t “cute” just doesn’t make sense to me.

    • erin (calivintage) March 8, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

      oh yes! i agree! being educated on proper riding for city streets (both for cyclists and drivers) in addition to wearing a helmet are important factors for keeping safe on city streets!

      for the purpose of this video i was in a controlled situation, mostly on bicycle and foot paths out of danger from cars and going about the pace of a pedestrian, so in this case, a helmet felt superfluous. in my daily life, i use discretion and usually wear a helmet on city streets. i’ve actually posted tons of photos of myself wearing one in previous posts as well and think i look damn cute, if i do say so myself! just check out the link to my bike tour:

  30. K80 March 8, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

    Gorgeous video, makes me dreamy for sunny days…cycling in freezing wind up here in Ireland at the moment!
    I just have to ask what kind of (black) sandals you are wearing at 1:02? They’re pretty much my dream shoes!

    • erin (calivintage) March 8, 2012 at 5:03 pm #

      oh, thank you! the black sandals are by worishofer! they are so absolutely comfy, i wear them all the time!

  31. Ashley March 9, 2012 at 1:33 am #

    Hey – this video is adorable, and so is every bit of clothing and obviously the bike. I’m surprised nobody’s asked this, but what is the featured song in the video?


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