search for the sensible bicycle, pt317

I was in Curbside on Bloor West today. They have nifty-keen vehicles like Bromptons, Pashley roadsters (like the Tube Rider, sigh), German roadsters from Hawk Classic, and some frankly over-designed things from Biomega. But what really made me happy is that they’re about to start importing Batavus roadsters from the Netherlands. Yay! Sensible bicycles!!

Not having the readies to buy a bicycle, I made do with walking out with a Sigg; Europe’s equivalent of the ubiquitous Nalgene.


  1. ooooh, me like batavus! one of life’s sweet treats is a sensible bicycle.

  2. I don’t know if you will still read this post (since it was posted in 2005), but after another year of negotiations, Batavus is finally here. Yeah, in the shop! We are so happy! And it was worth it, we have seen a great deal of interest already! Thanks for the post! Eric @ Curbside

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