Moved to the Netherlands so I’m building a new bicycle

Here are a few photos as a wee motivation for blogs on this bicycle building project to come.

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After moving in January 2015 to The Hague, seeing all the cycling life and how easy it would be to cross countries from here compared to Canada, I ordered a custom titanium frame.

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The frame was built by the tall-cycling-person expert, Lennard Zinn, in Boulder, Colorado. In addition to the frame, I ordered a crankset 200mm in length, proportional to my leg dimensions. It would have been a challenge to put this on my Rivendell A Homer Hilson, which I am happy to sell to another adventurer.

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I will build this up from scratch, component by component, I hope to last a lifetime. Well. given it is made of titanium, for many lifetimes. The Netherlands, as most of the world knows, is a great place to ride. Here is the scene just a few kilometers from my new home. Dedicated bicycle lanes along the dunes. Paradise, even on a cold afternoon. Dreaming of rides to come.

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And of course, our other bicycles. Single speed granny bikes that cost 149 Euros each.

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4 thoughts on “Moved to the Netherlands so I’m building a new bicycle

  1. How exciting for you. We finally found a house that works for all of us on McKenzie Street between Moss and Cook Street. Now we have to find someone to buy Moss Hill. I look forward to seeing you cycle around Europe.

  2. Hello David. Great to know that you will keep cycling, once you get the new machine all put together ! Latest news from here, the Farm sold 11th April just 25 years to the day since we bought it. Now to find the next Abode. Greetings to Leisa too. Aileen McC.

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