I think I have owned one item in my life that someone knitted for me. I’m not sure exactly how the tradition started, but in my high school I ran cross country (yeah I was one of those dorks – but it earned me a scholarship so being a dork sometimes pays) and the mother of one of my teammates knit hats for the varsity runners. It was a badge of honor to have a hand knit hat because it meant you were in the top 10 or so on the team. I think that hat is probably in a box somewhere in my parent’s attic.
Based on a recent bike sighting, it appears that a rider
knit a small sweater for his/her bike to keep the top tube from being scratched
by a U-lock. It's not really sweater weather in NYC right now, temps have been pushing triple digits. Then again, I've not seen a bike sweat, so check it out.
This kind of reminded me of a hack I posted a while back where someone took a pair of corduroy pants and fashioned a sleeve for their bike chain. Does your bike or any bike accessories wear clothing? Perhaps a bike tank top, wife beater, or kilt? G-string perhaps? Feel free to send your bike related fashion statements to us.