They combine classic looks with a leisurely riding style and almost zero maintenance
Sometimes known as ‘ sit-upand-beg’ bikes for the riding position they provide, or Dutch bikes because (quelle surprise) they’re popular in the Netherlands, these are a classic option for town riding. They combine classic looks with a leisurely, unhurried riding style and almost zero maintenance. On the downside, they’re often heavy, not necessarily cheap and possibly not the finest idea if you live somewhere hilly. They’ll often include full-length mudguards, chainguards for protecting your trousers or skirt from a mucky chain, a hub gear, panniers or a front basket, and a nice loud bell. And a kickstand. When you add all those things together, you can see why they’re so heavy (and why you’re likely to arrive at your destination less sweaty.) We’d recommend not carrying one upstairs. Thankfully, they should survive being locked up outside because they’re less appealing to thieves.
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