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Looking for a cool upright bike with fenders
Last Post 05/08/2016 07:36 PM by Frederick Jones. 35 Replies.
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longslowdistance

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02/16/2016 06:52 PM
Oh yeah! And it comes in a 7 speed, too.
Looking into it, thanks, OC.
Orange Crush

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02/16/2016 08:32 PM
No worries.

The other brand to look into is Batavus. They look to have an English language site so may retail outside NL.

Mind the bike weights, NL is flat.
longslowdistance

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02/17/2016 04:29 AM
Yes,
Gazelle does not import that exact model and they do not retail direct to consumers or anywhere near me. Doesn't make impossible. And the weights are on my mind. The Linus is a lot lighter. This is 'merica. I can always drive if it's raining LOL.
Gonzo Cyclist

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02/17/2016 09:21 AM
Breezer has a line of bikes similar to the Linus, these are some good bikes, and don't cost a lot of money, 700.00 as I recall for an internal hub, w/electric front hub, full lights, fenders, rear rack, etc...



http://www.breezerbikes.com/bikes/transportation
Nick A

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02/17/2016 07:31 PM
Swiss Army bike?
longslowdistance

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02/17/2016 09:17 PM
OC, I contacted the only US distributor for Gazelle. $$$, and inconvenient unless you live in Santa Monica (I wish). But I appreciate the guidance. They are making the Real Deal.
GC, thanks for the Breezer suggestion. I like it!
Orange Crush

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02/17/2016 09:44 PM
I figured as much. Did you check out Batavus.com?

I like the Breezer Uptown 8. They took a hard look at Dutch bikes and carried over the essentials doiwn to the integrated lock.
longslowdistance

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05/05/2016 04:59 PM
OC, thanks.
Not mentioned on Breezer's website, and took me a while to discover: Performance carries Breezers. I'd rather support my LBS but this is the right bike so I got one from the big chain. Very easy - buy on line, they ship to the local store for assembly, then pick it up. Has built in dynamo and lights, plastic fenders, 8 speed internal, covered chain, Al frame. The suspension post actually is good - only moves with a hard hit, no sag or bounce. Probably not as rugged as the Gazelle but lighter, cheaper, has gears, and is readily available. I zip tied a plastic crate on the rack and went to the local takeout to bring home dinner for the first ride.

Orange Crush

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05/05/2016 05:41 PM
Where's that thumbs up button? Cool!
79pmooney

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05/05/2016 06:05 PM
I like!

It looks like teh LowRoder braze-on does not go through the fork blade. I like that too. Drilling the fork blade always seemed to me like a bad idea. (Well no, not always. I asked Peter Mooney for the braze-ons back in '78. He wouldn't, citing being unwilling to drill the blades. '84, when I ordered the new fork, I asked again. I was getting tired of the erector set assembly what would not stay in place without the rack itself on. He said he had thought of a way that would work that he was willing to do: English generator mounts. No drilling required except to the rack itself; the bolt is larger diameter. Been using those braze-ons since.

Ben
longslowdistance

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05/05/2016 07:46 PM
PS: Can't seem to edit my prior post: Thanks also to Gonzo.
Gonzo Cyclist

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05/05/2016 08:54 PM
Very Cool longslowdistance! Nice color too!! These are just great bikes, they ride so nice, come with everything you need, rack, fenders, lights, it's just a great package, and all at a price that does not break the bank. Is that also a rear wheel lock I see on the seatstays? That's new
I did not know Performance carries Breezer, I just became familiar with these when I worked at the bike shop, we could not keep any of these in stock, they were gone that quick, all it took was one ride, sold!!
Orange Crush

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05/05/2016 09:32 PM
Posted By Kenny Gonzales on 05/05/2016 08:54 PM
, we could not keep any of these in stock, they were gone that quick, all it took was one ride, sold!!


Going Dutch is awesome :-) Yes that's an integrated lock, standard issue on Dutch bikes. They're not the strongest and for longer stops you'll want to have a proper lock to chain your bike but for quick (grocery) stops they're perfect.
Cosmic Kid

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05/05/2016 11:00 PM
Bike pjorn comes in all shapes and sizes!!

Nice ride!
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
ChinookPass

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05/06/2016 10:31 AM
Still a home for the quill stem! Milk crate totally apropriate for the "milk run". Looks like a stock photo, please rectify this!
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