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Stop GMO. Start bakfietsen. by ElegantAndrogyne Stop GMO. Start bakfietsen. by ElegantAndrogyne
Bakfiets [pl.: bakfietsen]. There already are a few in my city... I'm thinking about starting a repair/restoration shop for cargo bikes, rickshaws and city bikes. Ordinary workshops don't like to work on these; they catter to lycra-clad and helmet-wearing populace instead. Well, good for me.
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Akuard Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
To me it feels like the bike is fused with the painting behind it. 

When do I get to see more of your work? 
ElegantAndrogyne Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

I don't know - I rarely post anything on dA, but I take some pics from time to time, mostly urban & street photography, especially when stylish girls on vintage bikes are involved :)

Check out… and…

Akuard Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, well if you're done with DA then sorry. 

I wish you well! 
TLO-Photography May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great! The bakfiets is making it's come back here in the Netherlands as well, i'd like one too!!
ElegantAndrogyne May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Way easier to get it in NL than here... a friend of mine bought one in Eindhoven and towed it on a trailer. One or two thousand kilometers.
TLO-Photography May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, a long time ago they were quite common here, our local bakery still owns a bread delivery bakfiets (i should take a shot of that one!).

I never really looked for them on the second-hand market...... hmmmz... :) wouldn't mind a nice restoration project!
ElegantAndrogyne May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah. I've been looking for them several times at or and the prices varied from 200 to 800 euro, depending on make and condition. I'd take the several-decades-old heavy duty stuff or good modern ones from Christiania,, Nijland, DeRedding, 't Mannetje or De Fietsfabriek. I'd definitely stay away from Popal, Cangoo, Bakfietsweb, Babboe etc. They're cheap and you get what you pay for... they aren't meant to stay outdoor all day long, they'll eventually have rotting boxes, failing components or even frame damage. I trust Henry at WorkCycles [link] - he's seen a lot of good and crappy stuff, and I read his blog [link] :)

I've got a "transportfiets" with double top tube. Very useful for carrying weekly groceries, tools, PA equipment or materials for building many things. I bought an old battered bike of unknown origin [probably German - not sure], dismantled it, got the frame sandblasted and powdercoated, put everything together and the result is here [link]

More pics of cargo bikes & trikes in my city: [link]
WIP and completed bike photos - [link]
TLO-Photography May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It's funny that you metioned Babboe as the ones NOT to but... those are the most popular ones over here, and they aren't cheap....(i think 1200 euros isn't cheap...)
But i do not know much about bakfietsen, just that i really like the old ones, like the one in the picture, and those are the ones you don't find easily....

I have a transport-bike as well, Batavus. With a crate up front and a somewhat larger and sturdier carrier in the back! Those are really handy! :)
Yours is nice, i like the built of the frame!
EspioArtwork Apr 15, 2013
your Graffiti Wall is excellent work of art
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