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Saturday, January 7, 2012

More Interesting Bikes

I came across these bikes on east 10th Street last evening while looking for the former residence of Kahlil Gibran (more on that in a later post). For those of you reading this that happen to live in a large metropolis (or a small one that is "bicycle progressive") seeing bikes like this parked curbside may be no big deal, but to me this is exciting. I believe, for example, I am the only rider in the Western New York area with a Mundo or other form of cargo bike (that I know of); there are a few Xtra-cycles but no other cargo bikes that I am aware of (for the Buffalonians reading this, if I am incorrect please let me know). Anyhow, two days ago I saw a guy ride by (in Mid-Town) on a LongJohn...and I couldn't help but wonder where he stored it at night. Well this picture above is a good example. I wonder if they store them there when it snows. I'm not sure if they are Dutch or Gemren bikes but they certainly look sturdy. There is hope (for bicycles in the US), I thought to myself when I saw these.

Urban Simplicity.

2 comments:

Jesse said...

I remember seeing what I think was a Madsen "bucket bike" parked by the Lexington Co-op last year, but I didn't get a close look and have not seen it again.

Joe said...

Jesse, A while back someone else--another Buffalonian reading this blog--told me they saw a Madsen on Elmwood. I haven't seen it myself but would love to see it in person. I was actually on the fence whether to by a Yuba or a Madsen before I purchased the v3 Yuba. Thanks, and please let me know if you have another "sighting"...maybe you can guide them to this blog. :)