Photos: Lower East Side Bicyclists

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This photo series is from our contributor, Robin Schatell. She writes:

Like clothes, or hairstyles or even glasses, people make choices when picking a bike. Bikes can reflect a person’s personality, I think. Why does someone chose one bike over another? Like a horse — the right fit and feel? Do people connect with their bikes?  And so I was curious to see how people match up to their bikes- if they have any personal attachments to them- feel proud of their bike – give them names even! There are so many people riding in the city now..

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