70s bike chic – three retro cycle items you can buy right now With more and more people fed up with overheated, crammed trains and ridiculous travel fares, cycling has gone through a big revival in recent years. While there are plenty of classic bikes and accessories for a Thirties to Fifties cycle look, there’s also an increasing number of cool retro biking stuff with a real Seventies vibe. Take this practical pannier for example (£59.99, pictured above). It comes in a whole range of very Seventies colours – brown, orange, green and red – and not only attaches to racks of all shapes and sizes but can also be worn like a shoulder bag. Perfect for getting your laptop to work. If you’re after a full-on Seventies biking experience, check out this Raleigh Red or Dead shopper (£380). Based on an original Raleigh Seventies shopper, this new edition was inspired by comic heroes like superwoman and comes with a detachable bag and star pattern. Getting rained on is definitely part of cycling in the UK, so waterproof your vintage with a flower power rain poncho (£29.95). Ponchos are great for just throwing on top of your regular clothes and fold away neatly so you can carry them in your bag just in case. 2 Responses Penny Dreadful Vintage August 6th, 2013 This makes me want a bike. Reply Lena August 6th, 2013 I think I have one just so I can justify having cool 70s stuff. I’ve cycled once this year so far… Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.