I had a mechanical failure on my e-bike the other day. I was riding into the centre of Dublin to go to the theatre, and my gears failed. I was able to keep going, but my hub gears were stuck in first gear, so I wasn’t able to go very fast, even when I was […]
A week ago I took delivery of my new Gazelle HeavyDutyNL e-bike from the Dutch Bike Shop, and I absolutely love it! It’s the first electric bike that I’ve owned, and it’s a revelation to me how lovely it is to ride. The upright Dutch style is very comfortable, and the electrical assist helps me […]
I am loving my new double panniers. They are from the Dutch firm Beck, and have loads of capacity (46 litres) and are waterproof. They have straps to attach them to your rack, and are designed to be left on the bike rather than carried around when off the bike. I’m planning on adding a […]
The Dutch Bike Shop in the Goatstown area of Dublin is a family-run business owned and run by Astrid and Frank. They import and sell a range of Dutch bikes, which have an upright and comfortable riding position, and also have things like mudguards, pannier racks, chain guards, and dynamo lights included in the price. […]
This is my WorkCycles Opafiets traditional Dutch bike. It’s the Range Rover of bikes – heavy as hell, but built to last and comfortable to ride. I use this bike to commute 7km each way to and from work. I may not be the fastest person on the road, but I’m often the highest!
I do like a good looking crate. I regret not getting a front rack on my bike so that I could have ones of these. Maybe on my next bike?