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Mar162011

going dutch, part II

photo by: Flowizm In the early 1800s, the first two-wheelers—velocipedes—were made to order since they had no chain mechanism or pedals and were quite simply wheels powered by the ‘rider’ walking.

Over time, chains and gears were added to increase torque and speed—exponentially increasing a peddle-pusher’s power.

Two hundred years later, in collaboration with Republic—who has city biking down to a science—we’re proud to introduce the 3-speed abuelo and abuela bikes, which is Spanish for grandfather and grandmother.

Inspired by traditional Dutch omafiets, with an upright and relaxed ride, they’re practical and a pleasant mix of old and new. Starting with sturdy hi-ten frames, including Shimano gears and brakes, a lobster red seat and bell—safety and sexy!—and wide yellow Kenda tires which are helpful to balance at lower speeds and even more so when cargo is secured over the rear tire.

Abuela, or ‘hers’, includes guards to keep skirts from getting caught in the chains or spokes and a front rack to keep baskets raised off the tire. For all the bells and whistles, stop in a local CB2 for a spin.

abuelo, or ‘his’ abuela, or ‘hers’

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    The bee did just that. The littlest knight couldnt believe his really good fortune till he was totally halfway across the ravine, balancing like an acrobat. The Princesss hair seemed magical for it stretched the whole distance and even with his weight did not break.He produced it across and entered the ...
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    I am just amazed after seeing the beauty of this bike. But sometimes we didn't consider it that woith beauty and style proper safety is also requierd.
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Reader Comments (8)

DROOL!!!

March 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

LOVE!

March 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteramy

Disappointing.
design is great, and i love the beautiful, clean, vintage lines, but until there's some color choices I will not be buying one. Red and yellow to me equates to either catchup & mustard or straight-up Ronald McDonald (who was designed to look like Catchup & Mustard).

Sorry, i do hope you expand the color choices.

March 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteranon

Are those tires glow-in-the-dark yellow?

March 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterwordgrl

Pretty cool. But names are not cool. Why gender the bikes? I'm a man, but if I'm hauling 20 pounds of groceries home on the back of my bike, I don't want to try to kick my leg over a tall top bar while balancing the bike. CB2, bikes are post-gender, you should be too!

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersean

How would I change the rear tire? Is there a quick release mechanism?

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfuzzy

Love the colors! Easy to see in city traffic!!!

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBB

No specs on tire sizes but I'd day these look a little too big for most effective city riding. Otherwise looks awesome and by far the best price out there for a Dutch-style city bike. Very cool.

May 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLR

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