Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Bicycles everywhere

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David is an avid cyclist, and he was always looking at the bikes we encountered on our trip with the eye of both a cyclist and a photographer.  He didn’t indiscriminately take pictures of every bike he saw, but limited himself to bikes that stood out to him for some reason.  The bikes in this collection are the best of those.
Above: Penny-farthing bicycle and tricycle at Mystic Seaport, Connecticut.  Below: Classic Schwinn “Le tour” with original Sugino components in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Above: Santiago, Chile has hipsters too (yes, the near one has a vestigial double chainring).
Below: Lana and our rental tandem three-speed in Glenelg, Australia.
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Above: Beam-style cargo bike in Sydney, Australia (with neat steering linkage).
Below: Rusty commuter with antique front suspension in Singapore.
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Above: “Phoenix” rickshaw sidecar in Singapore.
Below: Retrofit cargo bike in Hong Kong.
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Above: Cyclist in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Below: Hotel loaner bike, Hoi An, Vietnam.
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More colorful bikes in Hoi An, Vietnam.
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Above: Array of pastel tandems for rent in Dalat, Vietnam.
Below: mixed parts bike in Moramanga, Madagascar.
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Above: Missing parts in Antsirabe, Madagascar (small chainring is also absent).
Bike stack in Antsirabe; bar-end grips were extremely popular all over Madagascar. 
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Above: Another bike in Antsirabe; this one with improvised disc brake mounts.
Below: Detail of DIY disc brake mounts.
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Above: Bike parts for sale on market day, in Ilaka, Madagascar.
Below: Bike store and repair shop in Ambositra, Madagascar.
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Above: Bike pair in market at Aswan, Egypt.
Below: Bikes for sale in Luxor, Egypt.
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Above: Enclosed chain in Luxor, Egypt.
Below: Father and daughter in Budapeşt, Hungary.
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Above: Courtyard bike in Budapeşt, Hungary.
Below: Classic steel 10-speed in Krakow, Poland (with leather thong loops to clean hubs while riding).
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Above: Alpina de Luxe in Krakow, Poland.
Below: Hercules with curved Mixte frame and moustache bars in Krakow, Poland.
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Above: Collapsing bike, Krakow, Poland.
Below: Gazelle with rod-driven drum brakes, Krakow, Poland.
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Above: DIY hybrid commuters in Dresden, Germany.
Below: Dinosaur and Cow, walking bikes in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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Above: Cargo trike in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Below: Interesting frame style (may be collapsible?) in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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Above: Mail commercial package delivery bike in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Below: Classic beer delivery cargo bike in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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Above: Not sure, but possibly a hand-cranked add-on to clamp to a wheel chair, for commuting in Christianshavn, Denmark.
Below: Modern cargo bikes in Christianshavn, Denmark
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Above: Cargo retrofit for rusty bike in Christianshavn, Denmark.
Below: Wooden bike basket in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
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Above: Cargo bike with rear child seat in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Below: Adjustable seating for child in front of adult, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
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Above: Bike parking and gardens in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Below: You think that’s parking?  This is bike parking in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
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Above: Zooming in on previous parking picture—three deck garage packed with bicycles.
Below: Welded long-tail cargo bike with mystery cabling on seat post, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
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Above: Four-seater bicycle in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Below: Colorful front-trike cargo bike in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
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Above: Pretty classics in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Below: Built-in child’s saddle on cargo bike in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
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David also noticed a wide variety of interesting brand emblems on the head tube of bikes in Denmark and Amsterdam.  He’d seen a handful in central Europe, and almost none elsewhere in the world.  As we saw more, he started zooming in to capture more detail, and soon had enough for a collection in itself.  This collage of emblems was one of the first pictures we printed when we got back, and seeing it on the wall brings back great memories of the bicycle-dominated northern Europe we visited.