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DUTCH-STYLE BIKES – will they catch on in Australia?

Dutch grandmothers love their granny bikes, and so do many other people.

A friend who learned her cycling in China came to visit us in Amsterdam. Naturally we took her for a bike ride, lending her our guest Gazelle with ‘sit-up-and-beg’ handlebars. She liked it.

Back in Sydney she went straight down to Paul van Bellen’s Gazelle bike store in Matraville and bought herself one.

There’s a burgeoning market for sturdy city bikes in Australia, and the Dutch can fairly claim to make the best ones going. Continue reading


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