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a bike for berlin

i’ve had quite a few bikes throughout the years and the countries… but i had never had a real dutch bike. i dreamed of it, so pretty and elegant… so, when we came to berlin, i made a point that this would be the country where i would choose a dutch bike. well, here she is, straight out of a nearby second hand shop:

it’s actually a raleigh, which means it’s a british bike, from one of the oldest bike companies in the world. but nevertheless, the concept is pretty much what i wanted: a simple & sturdy bike, with pedal brakes and a sort of moustache handle, that i can ride upright (and not bent forward, like on mountain bikes).

it’s been a pleasure to ride it around :)

8 replies on “a bike for berlin”

Olá Ana, eu tenho essa bicicleta também, veio com familiares meus que moraram na Alemanha. Em Portugal não consigo encontrar pneus para a minha bicicleta, que ainda tem os originais…mas como estão gastos queria renovar. Tem alguma ideia onde comprar? obrigada :)

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