All about Dutch 'grannie bikes' -- bikes for transportation, not sport

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Laura Asermily

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Feb 20, 2021, 9:35:37 AMFeb 20
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Wider availability and promotion of bikes like these in our town would be game-changing for bikes as transportation.  

Timothy Clark

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Feb 20, 2021, 10:34:14 AMFeb 20
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Thanks for sharing this Laura.  I have always been frustrated with the fact that everything in the US needs to be for racing.  Bikes, skis canoes, shoes....




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Jono Chapin

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Feb 22, 2021, 10:16:43 AMFeb 22
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Thanks, Laura, for sending this great video below along.  I imagine this bikes would be great in many medium size towns in VT, in particular I could see wide acceptance in Bristol since it is pretty flat.




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Wider availability and promotion of bikes like these in our town would be game-changing for bikes as transportation.  

David Andrews

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Feb 22, 2021, 10:52:24 AMFeb 22
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There are sources for Dutch-style bikes here in the United States. One of the best is Public Bikes in California, which offers several models, ranging from single speed ones through seven-speed derailleur models all the way to snazzy seven-speed internal gear ones. All have step-through frames and upright handlebars and come with fenders and partial chain guards. A rugged rear rack is an available accessory.

Here's the top end example:



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Wider availability and promotion of bikes like these in our town would be game-changing for bikes as transportation.  

Pearl in the Woods

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Feb 23, 2021, 11:09:56 AMFeb 23
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When I studied in Oxford these types of bikes were also ubiquitous, since the town center was closed to most traffic [except delivery vehicles & buses] with satellite parking areas on the city perimeter. Being Oxford there were a lot of folks in their subfuscs riding around. 
Notice there are no helmet wearers either. 

Thanks for this reminder that there are alternatives like these which may get more folks to ride.
Tricia 

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