Category Archives: Dutch Bicycles

Red Bikes Diaries

My friend Linsey had been looking to upgrade a bit from her well-used Electra Townie commuter bike.  In addition to wanting a new ride, she was bit by the loop-frame bug and wanted a new ride, but with the elegant … Continue reading

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Happy Independence Day

Today is a personal independence day of sorts for me as tomorrow I start a new job as Director of Communications for the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin.  Look for Over the Bars to continue, but evolve into something with a … Continue reading

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Used Batavus on Milwaukee Craigslist

I saw this on the local Craigslist and thought I would share it because opportunities to purchase a Dutch commuter bike are few and far between in Milwaukee.  I have no relation to the seller. Just picture yourself a native … Continue reading

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Koninginnedag Ride Report

Orange has been one of my favorite colors since I layed my hands on a 1993 Bridgestone XO-1. The color seems to have connected me to so many great bicycle things since then.  The latest orange blast was Milwaukee’s first annual Koninginnedag Ride last … Continue reading

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What I like: Kate Spade Bicycle and Accessories

Bikes and two of my favorite designers, whats not to like? In 2008 and 2009 Cynthia Rowley got a lot of attention when put her designer cruiser bikes in her runway shows.  Now Kate Spade and Adeline Adeline, the adorable … Continue reading

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Final upgrades: lock, mudflap, pedals

I recently told you about some upgrades I am making to my Schwinn euro-style city bike project. Friday when I got home from work, I was excited to find a small brown box on my front porch.  Inside the box were … Continue reading

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Dutch Schwinn Upgrades

A couple weeks ago the wiring on my DLomotec LED headlight on my Dutch Schwinn broke.  The wires broke right next to the housing, and the light is built in such a way that it is not meant to be disassembled.  … Continue reading

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