Courtesy of Globe and Mail
This week "pit bull" Don Cherry was invited to Mayor Ford's swearing-in ceremony and made a speech that went like this "blah, blah... wearing pinko for all the pinkos out there that ride bicycles and everything ...blah blah". Ford later claimed not to know what Cherry was going to say. All the same you could see that Ford wanted to give Cherry a big hug.
In response people started producing pinko buttons and t-shirts. And now Toronto bike shop Curbside is offering a custom painted pink Pashley bicycle to Don Cherry - an ironic slight wrapped up in a peace offering package. Velocolour will be doing the custom painting. Cherry will have to come in person to pick up the bicycle so the Curbside crew can have a latte with the brain-addled celebrity.
Pink Pashley as imagined
So we’d like to take a little egg off your face and allow you to (literally) do a bit of backpedalling. We’d like to give you a bicycle. In a blushing shade of ironic pink, this bike will be customized to your own remarkable style. The bike will be a Pashley from the United Kingdom, a company that has been producing real city bikes for 80 years, and the details will be custom painted by Noah Rosen of Velocolour. We’re asking the city to choose their favorite Don Cherry pattern (below) whether it be be a Plaid, a floral, or what-have-you.
Go to Curbside's blog to vote for a pattern!