TOWN BIKES

They com­bine clas­sic looks with a leisurely rid­ing style and al­most zero main­te­nance

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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.

For Great looks Re­laxed rid­ing po­si­tion Prac­ti­cal

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