maandag 18 april 2011

Tires filled with wind

Yeah! Finally spring has really begun here in Holland.
And that means fill up those tires and ride the wind!

These are the bicycles we ride, an original Dutch vintage Gouden Leeuw transporter bike (very old, but i don't know exactly how old) and an all American Sears Spaceliner from 1963.
The transporter bike was originally used to carry 2 iron milk cans of 20 to 40 liters, the imprints still show on the wooden board, must have been heavy riding it when they were filled up with milk!
Without anything on it, the ride is remarkably light though, actually it rides much more supple that most modern bikes.
One very nice feature is the original big milkman bell, that has a great 'ding dong' sound.

The Spaceliner i find so nice looking because of her styling features that are typical for one of the greatest eras in American design, complete with the large tailfin, you would almost think you are riding a 60's Chevy.

2 opmerkingen:

  1. Nice ! I heard it's 23 degrees today in Den Hag. Great !!
    Have fun :)

  2. Thank you Miss Banana! ;-)
    It's been even warmer over here because i live more inland!