wow… check out this video I found on YouTube! I’m loving all the various types of bikes… and the old cars… circa mid 1950’s. notice all the groovy homemade trailers… the cargo bikes etc.
Posts Tagged ‘randonneuring’
Posted in bicycles, city planning, tagged bicycles, bike trailer, bikes, cargo bike, Cargo Bikes, dutch bike, holland, randonneuring, the movement, the netherlands, tweed ride, vintage Bicycles, vintage bike, vintage cycling on October 30, 2010| Leave a Comment »
new Belleville from Trek looks like the old french randonneuring bikes from the earlier parts of the 20’s century. Cyclotouring was a big thing back when the average frenchman couldn’t afford a car. These days… it is a bike to be worn with your tweeds… after sipping an espresso with your college professor friends. This frame shape is known as a “mixte” and was meant for either men or women back in the day… but mostly women buy them now. I am guessing that Mixte’s are going to take off and replace the fixie to a certain degree. There are several frame builders making these now. Velo-Orange is making them… and Soma too.