Monday, June 24, 2013

I Want To Get A Commuter Bike

By Roger Hammer

I have been doing a little bit of research on purchasing a dutch bike in Calgary. Their aren't that many shops that possess a decent assortment of Dutch Style bikes as the bigger shops either seem centered on road or mountain bikes. Not exactly finding precisely what I wanted in the bigger shops that I usually visit, I made use of Google to start looking at the different models and brands out there.

My reason for buying a Dutch bike would be to simply have a good bike to ride around town. That is the real value with the Dutch bike from my perspective. The upright riding position, comfortable saddle and just relaxed style generally seems suitable for cruising to the coffeehouse.

The original bike that ultimately caught my interest is a Brooklyn Cruiser single speed identified as the Bedford. Considering the way in which I am planning to make use of the Dutch bike together with the sort of riding that I need to be able to use it for, I am thinking the single speed Dutchie will likely be all that I want.

The Brooklyn Cruiser website carries on about this being the perfect ride for many styles of people. Perfectly designed for peddling round the bicycle paths, commuting for work, delivering newspapers or more simple needs like mine. The perfect steed for a little free spirited cruising or just going out to grab a coffee.

Bullhorn bars, cushy tires and comfortably sprung saddles are exactly what the Dutch Bikes are all about and really what my stable of speed inspired rigs is missing.

The Linus Roadster Classic could be the other Dutch style bike that I really like. It is also a single speed but has a little sportier appearance and feel compared to unit from Brooklyn Cruiser. Linus describes it is as elegant bicycle in the purest form. Stripped down, clean and profile inspired by the bikes of the past. I enjoy that and I agree with their description. It has a minimalist look and feel to it for sure.

While narrowing my search to these two on the internet, I was also able to dig up an area boutique shop in Calgary that carries a complete collection of Dutch bikes and commuter accessories. After having been through this online process with nearly each and every bike that i've ever owned, I realize that I will not have the ability to make a decision until I have had the chance to touch, feel and ride the bike to determine the one that is appropriate for me.

BikeBike is the best place to go in Calgary for Dutch Bikes, Cargo bikes and, like I said, anything that you might need for commuting or recreational urban cycling. I recommend you check them out.

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