- Dutchie Bike
weight tends to be high and gearing – 3 or 5 speed Sturmey Archer.
Great in flatish areas but if you live anywhere with ‘proper’ hills on routes you’ll ride regularly then they can be difficult if you want to arrive at a destination in a reasonable state to work etc (but this is probably true for anything tbh). Although you can always push up hills and coast down 🙂Posted 4 years agobokononMember
My wife has a s/h Pashley Princess, it weigh’s more than me and the gearing is only suitable for pottering along the flat – to quote her: “but it looks pretty” – I tried the lighter but slightly different looking approach and it had to be loop framed, it had to have a basket and it had to be black. we went for a family ride round carsington water, and my 6 year old (on a Jamis X20) burned past her on a number of climbs, she spent a lot of the time uphill walking.Posted 4 years agotoppers3933Member
We sell Bobbin and whilst they are heavy, they are lighter than equivalent pashleys and significantly cheaper. As previously mentioned, the weight isn’t really a big issue with this type of bike. The position really dictates you’re speed/ability to be efficient. We’ve sold loads and everyone who I’ve subsequently spoken to says that they’re ace fun and that thy can manage hills etc perfectly well.Posted 4 years agoTurnerGuyMember
Got my wife one of these:
As it has that retro, dutchie, style shape and is steel, but has 21 gears and is a lot lighter than a pashley type bike.
With a nice big wicker basket on the front she was satisfied with it, and then later appreciated it when having to climb the small hills in the village.
Probably looks better in real life than that picture.Posted 4 years ago
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