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03-19-23, 09:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,441
Posted By Stadjer

If you like architecture, you could cycle around...

If you like architecture, you could cycle around the late 19th early 20th century neighbourhoods. Lots of art deco and it's Dutch brick variant called the 'Amsterdamse School'. Lots of social housing...
02-14-23, 12:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,300
Posted By Stadjer

Utrecht is much more a cycling friendly city than...

Utrecht is much more a cycling friendly city than Amsterdam, it's probably the biggest good cycling city in the world, but Amsterdam gets the international attention. That's fine for visitors...
02-07-23, 02:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,300
Posted By Stadjer

Actually the biggest threat to Amsterdam is...

Actually the biggest threat to Amsterdam is dryness, then air gets to the wooden poles the houses are build on and they start to rot. A few centimeters of water in the basement regularly is what many...
02-07-23, 01:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,300
Posted By Stadjer

I didn't mean it that way, ironically the British...

I didn't mean it that way, ironically the British overlook the cultural difference most of the time too. They are much more classist for example but don't realize to what degree, the Dutch have liked...
02-07-23, 12:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,300
Posted By Stadjer

Bicycle infrastructure is the cheapest...

Bicycle infrastructure is the cheapest infarstructure. We have had a right wing government for over a decade now so taxes for ordinary people have gone up too far, but in general you pay for things...
10-07-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,321
Posted By Stadjer

I can roll a spliff while biking drunk. Should I...

I can roll a spliff while biking drunk. Should I eloborate on my opinion on this?
08-22-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3,932
Views: 505,109
Posted By Stadjer

What's not to my liking is that there is a lobby...

What's not to my liking is that there is a lobby trying to associate any bicycle use with helmet wearing, as to blame cyclists for not being 'protected' and getting hurt. Many words aren't neutral,...
05-25-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,733
Posted By Stadjer

It still is a regular inconvenience indeed, but I...

It still is a regular inconvenience indeed, but I haven't had a bike stolen in about twenty years, don't know exactly because the last one I couldn't remember where I parked it. My recommendation is...
05-21-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,733
Posted By Stadjer

I think it has more to do with the bike in the...

I think it has more to do with the bike in the Netherlands being a very utilitarian mode of transport in a dense country. I ride my bike to a shop in 5 minutes and have it locked before I'm entirely...
Forum: Touring
03-23-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,414
Posted By Stadjer

I can only tell you what worked for me and I was...

I can only tell you what worked for me and I was just guessing and the doctor did the educated guesses, but it's not hard science and he had to guess too. It turned out the solution for me was in the...
01-26-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,940
Posted By Stadjer

In the Dutch context that's fine, and a standard...

In the Dutch context that's fine, and a standard consideration for city planners, just like visibility is. The speed will go up a few kilometers to still not very impressive, just to give a nudge for...
01-01-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,940
Posted By Stadjer

An issue with elevated bike paths is that you...

An issue with elevated bike paths is that you can't take the speed coming down with you on your way up like with bicycle tunnels. But tunnels are more expensive, can get complicated depending on the...
Forum: Touring
11-18-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,483
Posted By Stadjer

The sheep were there first, about the only cattle...

The sheep were there first, about the only cattle that can be kept in a swamp. But their feet and grazing frim up the dikes, nothing beats them for dike maintenance. These days they are used for...
Forum: Touring
11-17-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,483
Posted By Stadjer

That's not entirely fair. If you want a wild...

That's not entirely fair. If you want a wild Netherlands one third would be a swamp where you couln't lay your sleeping bag down and another third would be North Sea. It's not really a country, it's...
Forum: Touring
11-17-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,483
Posted By Stadjer

Cycling in the dark is not much of a safety...

Cycling in the dark is not much of a safety issue, but it gets dark around half past 4 until 8 in the morning and often in this time of year it doesn't get really light in between because of the...
07-20-21, 04:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,927
Posted By Stadjer

What politics would that be? Only the British...

What politics would that be? Only the British journalists are as disrespectful to claim Cavendish has equalled Merckx. Cavendish is a sprinter, winning stages is his job. If in the process of trying...
07-07-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,592
Posted By Stadjer

Correct, It says impact resistant, x layers...

Correct, It says impact resistant, x layers powdercoating system, transparant lacquer (paint/coating)3, zinc primer, colour paint.

It's a bit old school, boasting about rust proofing was about the...
07-02-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,517
Posted By Stadjer

It's not the first crowd caused crash but I think...

It's not the first crowd caused crash but I think what made so many people particularly angry is that she caused the crash not as a spectator, but as someone who used the event and the presence of...
02-12-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 16,995
Posted By Stadjer

Yes, they are English designs between 90 and 120...

Yes, they are English designs between 90 and 120 years old almost unchanged. Dutch innovation have been limited to the cloth chain case, durable paint and rust proofing, lowering mechanical drag,...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,894
Posted By Stadjer

Bike Gremlin The Netherlands is an exception in...

Bike Gremlin The Netherlands is an exception in Europe too, only Denmark and Flanders come somewhat close.


Actually there is a good video about that from the same guy:...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,369
Posted By Stadjer

bonjourpanda Worcycles and Azor are somehow...

bonjourpanda Worcycles and Azor are somehow related, I don't know how exactly but I believe Workcycles has it's bikes or at least many parts manufactured by the Azor factory. I think the regular way...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,515
Posted By Stadjer

I ride upright so that's much closer to what the...

I ride upright so that's much closer to what the backpack is designed for. I usually put it on the front rack anyway, but to be clear the strap doesn't go around the body. It's just a support, it...
07-10-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,188
Posted By Stadjer

Don't forget to put your seatbelt on too.

Don't forget to put your seatbelt on too.
Forum: Touring
07-09-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2,126
Views: 440,619
Posted By Stadjer

It's food delivery, the French would probably not...

It's food delivery, the French would probably not tolerate it from other deliveries.
Forum: Touring
06-20-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2,126
Views: 440,619
Posted By Stadjer

Mackerel used to be the only fish allowed to sell...

Mackerel used to be the only fish allowed to sell on sunday because it goes off quickly without refrigeration. That's also why they get smoked a lot, but the origin of holy smoke is probably another...
05-05-20, 03:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,241
Posted By Stadjer

There seems to be a remarkable correlation...

There seems to be a remarkable correlation between air pollution and how hard the coronavirus hits.
04-11-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,407
Posted By Stadjer

I'm sorry but this just isn't true. It's thrue...

I'm sorry but this just isn't true. It's thrue that the Netherlands was on a car dominant trajectory but not at the same stage or even the same trajectory. We had a war, occupation and a country to...
02-28-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,099
Posted By Stadjer

It became a national evergreen but it's sung in a...

It became a national evergreen but it's sung in a local dialect where they are frugal with articles too. It means simply 'On (the) bike'. Which is usually a grandpa bike because that's the default...
02-27-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,099
Posted By Stadjer

I'm out of anglophonic cycling music video's. I...

I'm out of anglophonic cycling music video's. I like the song and lyrics, maybe the feel comes across.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1bYRaihts0
02-22-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,099
Posted By Stadjer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTe7U92ecX8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTe7U92ecX8
02-12-20, 03:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,350
Posted By Stadjer

I have 3 gears on my bike but the lowest gear...

I have 3 gears on my bike but the lowest gear isn't very useful in this kind of wind. It's not like you just spin right through, you need to be able to step on it and lean against the wind.
02-11-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,350
Posted By Stadjer

Good shot. ...

Good shot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doQOEhVMr-Q
02-10-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,350
Posted By Stadjer

For some reason it's much safer on a bicycle I...

For some reason it's much safer on a bicycle I think. Partly because of the speed of course, but I never liked strong winds on a moped. On a bike the wind seems part of the balance, when you lean...
02-10-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,350
Posted By Stadjer

Actually the early end was because the storm was...

Actually the early end was because the storm was still gaining in force and it would get too dangerous for the trucks transporting all the event's gear later in the day. For the cyclists the danger...
01-29-20, 04:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,292
Posted By Stadjer

It's not like English is otherwise entirely...

It's not like English is otherwise entirely consistent when it comes to spelling and pronunciation.
01-19-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,796
Posted By Stadjer

This guy gets the idea. ...

This guy gets the idea.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oovSxq2GZhw

Basically they are still very close to the English designs they were based in the early 1900's. Since then typical Dutch has...
01-15-20, 03:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,687
Posted By Stadjer

This guy makes nice video's about urban...

This guy makes nice video's about urban environments in mainly the Netherlands and this is a fresh one about stop signs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42oQN7fy_eM
Forum: Commuting
12-17-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,120
Posted By Stadjer

I did night shifts in this time of year once, at...

I did night shifts in this time of year once, at the post service which was very busy with christmas cards. We often went to a bar afterwards for a few drinks but I didn't stay long enough to go home...
Forum: Commuting
12-17-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,120
Posted By Stadjer

Where do you think Christmas originates from? A...

Where do you think Christmas originates from? A lot of pagan festivities were christianized.

We've less than 8 hours of daylight here, often heavily filtered through dark grey clouds so you hardly...
11-12-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,106
Posted By Stadjer

I live in a simular climate, allthough 'vengeful...

I live in a simular climate, allthough 'vengeful breeze' is usually an understatement, and this time of year it's just very unpleasant quite often. It often feels a lot colder than when it's freezing...
11-09-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 44,249
Posted By Stadjer

Ah, football players. ...

Ah, football players.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/zlatan_bikes_gallery_2832ed4c44e966d4114a873dbfa41822f0f80406.jpg

Zlatan Ibrahimovic in is Ajax days. You...
11-08-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 44,249
Posted By Stadjer

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x682/philomena_lynott_philomena_lynott_presented_with_her_4240354_4ecd49e47c0f4a17ab094f9e56306c4af34c0834.jpg
All the pictures of Philip...
11-08-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 44,249
Posted By Stadjer

Nothing wrong with beeing hated as a band, at...

Nothing wrong with beeing hated as a band, at least not necessarily. It's usually not the kind of music you don't care about at all that you hate, it's the music that's close to your taste but...
11-08-19, 02:41 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,954
Posted By Stadjer

Easy, I've done that many times. The trick is to...

Easy, I've done that many times. The trick is to hold the pouch and the paper and tobacco in one hand at any stage of production, so you only need the second hand for the rolling itself and you can...
11-07-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,954
Posted By Stadjer

Sometimes people just don't feel like going home...

Sometimes people just don't feel like going home yet.
I'm pretty sure they speak Polish in Poland and call it something different, it might even not be illegal.

And a true beer lover might use a...
11-01-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 44,249
Posted By Stadjer

They got this bike when they had their sleep-in...

They got this bike when they had their sleep-in in the Amsterdam Hilton. Provo was an anti-authorian movement that wanted to end the tarmacterror of the motorized bourgeosie with a free bike share of...
10-27-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,409
Posted By Stadjer

I know the company, I love them allthough I don't...

I know the company, I love them allthough I don't own one for several reasons. They got big because of demand for old fashioned quality, and Dutch bikes used to be very reliable and durable before...
Forum: Touring
10-22-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,460
Posted By Stadjer

That's not really an overall, is it?

That's not really an overall, is it?
10-18-19, 02:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,050
Posted By Stadjer

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/difgtqtu0aagb4d_9b7c957588228f3093a62711d8dda60455716292.jpg
This is Ben Feringa, he got the Nobel prize for chemistry 3 years ago....
09-28-19, 05:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,638
Posted By Stadjer

It's just a matter of making sure the tube...

It's just a matter of making sure the tube doesn't get stuck behind sharp parts while handling it. Beeing raised with single speeds and 3-speeds, that's what patching a rear tyre is to me. And...
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