Author Topic: Some Amsterdam Cycling Photos  (Read 2907 times)

AnthCC

Some Amsterdam Cycling Photos
« on: March 07, 2011, 11:54:12 pm »
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clarion

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Re: Some Amsterdam Cycling Photos
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2011, 09:41:49 am »
I'm often struck, looking at pictures of Amsterdam, by the amount of brick pavior surfacing to ride over.  I don't think I'd like that much.

Nice pics.  The cycle parking is gobsmacking.
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Re: Some Amsterdam Cycling Photos
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2011, 10:28:26 am »
That just makes me want to go and live there.

AnthCC

Re: Some Amsterdam Cycling Photos
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2011, 11:17:47 am »
I'm often struck, looking at pictures of Amsterdam, by the amount of brick pavior surfacing to ride over.  I don't think I'd like that much.

Nice pics.  The cycle parking is gobsmacking.

Chunkier tyres make it a little smoother - I wouldn't want to be on 700 x 23!

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Re: Some Amsterdam Cycling Photos
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2011, 11:34:03 am »
Great photos and not one piece of carbon bling being used for commuting! 

But then carbon bling can't support the weight of your mate sat on the rear rack/handlebars etc.

I believe it is against the law to do anything as dangerous as using a bike for only one person!
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clarion

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Re: Some Amsterdam Cycling Photos
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2011, 11:38:40 am »
I'm often struck, looking at pictures of Amsterdam, by the amount of brick pavior surfacing to ride over.  I don't think I'd like that much.

Nice pics.  The cycle parking is gobsmacking.

Chunkier tyres make it a little smoother - I wouldn't want to be on 700 x 23!

Quite.  Those balloon tyres are there for a reason, I suppose.

I do like the way that cycling just isn't a big deal in Amsterdam.  And you don't have to be a cyclist to ride a bike.
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Re: Some Amsterdam Cycling Photos
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2011, 11:42:20 am »
I'm often struck, looking at pictures of Amsterdam, by the amount of brick pavior surfacing to ride over.  I don't think I'd like that much.

Nice pics.  The cycle parking is gobsmacking.

Chunkier tyres make it a little smoother - I wouldn't want to be on 700 x 23!

Quite.  Those balloon tyres are there for a reason, I suppose.

I do like the way that cycling just isn't a big deal in Amsterdam.  And you don't have to be a cyclist to ride a bike.

Even if my mum's bike had 550s I remember that sitting on the rack could be quite painful over a pothole!

Re: Some Amsterdam Cycling Photos
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2011, 08:44:04 pm »
A cycling buddy recently showed us his 1940s repro (of an older bike) which had been dug out of a skip in Amsterdam. Hugely upright and just about the most comfortable bike I have ever ridden.
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Re: Some Amsterdam Cycling Photos
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2011, 06:07:58 pm »
I've owned 2 and ridden all 3 types of bakfietsen in these photos :). Other than the parking, Cambridge is definitely taking on the dutch/danish kiddie/cargo thing. In town this morning, I saw 2 bakfiets.nl trikes, a bakfiets.nl cargobike, a sparta moederfiets, 2 winther kangaroos and a christiania trike. I recall when there were only a couple of them around regularly here.

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Re: Some Amsterdam Cycling Photos
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2011, 10:05:23 pm »
I'm often struck, looking at pictures of Amsterdam, by the amount of brick pavior surfacing to ride over.  I don't think I'd like that much.

Nice pics.  The cycle parking is gobsmacking.

Brick paving is exceedingly practical over there. Most of Amsterdam (and a lot of other Dutch cities) is built on lovely soft sand. To do work under the road/pavement. Lift the bricks, dig a bit, fill it in and relay the pavers. Done! If there is a little subsidence or unevenness, lift the slabs, pour some more sand in and relay. And so on...

Re: Some Amsterdam Cycling Photos
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2011, 02:17:40 am »
OMG !!!    Where are the helmets !!!!

Aren't they all going to die soon ?!?

Don't they have any sense of HSE ??

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Re: Some Amsterdam Cycling Photos
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2011, 09:13:44 am »
Have a look at the Copenhagenize site if this interests you. Or CopenhagenChic if you want to look at trendy young thins on bikes.
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Re: Some Amsterdam Cycling Photos
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2011, 11:58:16 pm »


Is that narwhal mooring I see?

It's really impressive, and
I do like the way that cycling just isn't a big deal in Amsterdam.  And you don't have to be a cyclist to ride a bike.
is the key, I feel.

British cities will never be like this because even when they are full of bikes, they are also full of cyclists who think they are doing something special by going to work.  :)
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YahudaMoon

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Re: Some Amsterdam Cycling Photos
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2011, 12:21:26 am »
I cycle with my children Amsterdam style all the time. Trailers usually, I have carted them around in cargo trailers (a box) and as recent a specific child trailer

This ain't very popular in the low class suburbs of Manchester unlike York or certain parts of London as an example.

Sometimes my children wear helmets and sometimes they don't, I have even had my six year old little girl just get on the pannier rack and she holds on to the seat post with her feet lodge into the rear bottle cage on the main down tube frame.

I get some very strange looks pulling two children in a trailer and my oldest nine year old on her £50 BSO

Some people have never seen children pulled about in trailers in Manchester  of what I find a little strange and get questions about why I have them in the trailer and where do you buy them from.

I hope my actions will get more people doing the same thing other them driviing or walking about with there children in push chairs.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Some Amsterdam Cycling Photos
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2011, 12:31:03 am »
Feet in the bottle cage is a neat trick, we always got Little Cudzo to just dangle his legs wide. I can well believe that many people have never seen a child trailer. In fact, in Poland where I lived till recently, they are illegal - though the law is in the process of being changed and they are available in shops. But it's still a rare sight - money and habit being the limitations rather than law. In fact, I can't think of any occasion when I've seen one in use out there.
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Re: Some Amsterdam Cycling Photos
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2011, 02:06:58 pm »


This is how we were rolling on Sunday

Cargotrike connected to Chariot
Specialized - Trailgator - Islabike

Got looks even here.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Some Amsterdam Cycling Photos
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2011, 02:32:04 pm »
Heavy transport!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Some Amsterdam Cycling Photos
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2011, 07:49:19 pm »
Amsterdam, a lovely place.
Whilst cycling in Holland i met someone cycling along with 2 beer crates full of beer balancing on their handlebars and their chest.
The Dutch are such lovely people aswell 8)


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