Brass Dutch Bicycle

Bicycles have repeatedly taken a back seat to automobiles, but that’s usually because they won’t fit in the front. Well, in these times of frantic celebrity drivers and erratic gas prices, it’s a healthy idea to find other sources of travel. Do it right with the Brass Dutch Bicycle ($6,000) by Van Heesh Design. Channeling the classic city bikes customarily used in Holland, this brass-plated two-wheeler combines Victorian panache with modern refinement. Do not put this bike in your back seat, it’s probably worth as much as your car.