I snapped this photo outside a secondhand shop…
It’s a Batavus Flying Dutchman. It’s old, it’s rusted, and it’s still being ridden. That’s how so many of the Danish city bikes are. They get you from point A to point B, they stay outside in the rain, and they’re ridden forever.
Very sensible design! No gears, mud guards, a basket, headlight – what more do you need?
An extra gear or two might be useful.
So, has the Pashley been delivered?
LOVE the new header pic of Denmark! I love how other countries like that are very not so city like and industrialized.
Smilingsurfer: It’s been quite a saga, but she’s supposed to be here tomorrow, I’m taking the day off :)
dimpleddarlin’: Thanks! I’m amazed every morning how beautiful the countryside is. It’s just stunning, especially to someone who grew up in the US. I’m also amazed by the age of things, that castle was built in the 1500’s.
I’m very sorry, but…the bike is definitely a Dutch bike and not a Danish one. And you know, Holland is well known as a cycling country.
I know it’s a Dutch bike, I ride a Batavus myself. When I wrote “Danish City Bikes” I was referring to those being ridden in Denmark, regardless of their origin.