Behold the Cannondale Hooligan bicycle.
I hesitate to write this blog post, because I'm the prowl for a lightly used Cannondale Hooligan 3 — in matte black, natch! (don't buy my bike, dude!) The Hooligan is still in production, but the 2012 version only comes in a shade of green which, while really wild, doesn't quite have the aesthetic brilliance of the bike above, in my humble opinion.
The Hooligan is all about Principle 19, Have a point of view. The Hooligan is a BMX bike fore adults, a ride for clowning around while you're commuting across town. It's not trying to win the Tour de France, it's not something you'd wear spandex on, and there's nary a spring nor an ounce of carbon fiber to be found.
What it is about is nimbleness and an extrovert aesthetic. It's polarizing to be sure, but I have a soft spot for eccentric aesthetics, and so the Hooligan's point of view is aimed exactly at people like me.
I love it.