We have a selection of Gazelle bicycles in stock now, each has a distinct feel of its own, all are comfortable and very well equiped.
For example , the Impala is a dutch classic and a briefest of rides will demonstrate why.
Equiped with seven speeds (tunable for your local terrain if needed) it has enough gears to tackle most hills you might encounter, roller brakes (brakes inside the wheel hub) work well in any weather and need virtually no maintenance. The very comfortable saddle and handlebars position you in a nice upright position so that you don’t have weight on your wrists enabling you to look about you when riding. It has lights built in front and rear, and a power producing dynamo in the front wheel, so you can power lights/charge i pod or phone whilst riding). It has nice shiny stainless steel rims for that smart casual look. mudguards with splash covers over the rear wheel and a mud flap on the front mudguard to ensure that your new daps don’t get soggy.
All this is topped off with a good rear rack that you can fit a child seat very securely or/and fit panniers, perhaps one of the bags from our range of non bikey looking laptop/hand/manbag style pannier bags. (it’s also got a saddle like a sofa!)
If you want a comfortable bike that will not let you down, will not need a trip to the cycle shop to have it looked at every six months and will last you for many many years. A Gazelle bike could be one of the best options for you.
After all this talk about practicality and sensible riding, please don’t think for one minute that this is a dull ride…ooohhh no!, this is a fun bike that does not dictate to you how you ride, its built for the street and the everyday but only you will know how much enjoyment this bike will give you, its a smile enducer……
test ride one here at the dairy at really useful bikes.
01454 319960 Rob.
When we think about a holiday, we think about what we want our holiday to do for us, provide adventure, relaxation, romance perhaps. Any journey starts with a destination, so what is it I want? what is it I need? How do I find it? We look around for inspiration, we ask friends, we surf the web and then we consult the experts.
Imagine a world where the travel agent has a very limited style of holidays in its catalogue..Its a nice catalogue, it has pictures of things from a foreign land, food you have never eaten before and all the people are sexy, laughing, tanned and buff. The folk in the brochure all look the same and don’t really look your type, you are not sure that this holiday destination is really you, but I do want a holiday so yes, i will book it….. and thus the holiday is chosen…there is no alternative, everyone goes on that sort of holiday.
Would you be happy if you knew that there were alternatives that you were not being told about, holidays that looked a little different, new features like ‘all inclusive’, electric light bulbs in your room and awnings over your balcony so you don’t get a wet arse every time you sit after a rain shower. If you knew that there was a holiday available that was comfortable, luxurious, clean and all inclusive you might plump for it…..if you knew about it.
If a travel agent said that they have a holiday in the brochure just like the one you had heard about, they just need to add a few bits (that cost extra), move the furniture a bit, repaint the hotel foyer before you arrive and that would make it just like the holiday you asked for. Do you think that would give you the holiday experience and the satisfaction that you deserve and saved hard for? You can only tweak so far, sticking duck feathers on a chicken does not make it a duck, if you sprinkle sugar on your corn flakes that does not make them frosties.
Not everyone wants the same holiday and there are lots of holidays to chose from. If you fancy the Inca trails, investigate it, fancy the poolside in Tenerife just book it, but please if you want to experience the Inca trails do not end up by a pool side watching a holiday rep in a sombrero playing the pan pipes.
Here at really useful bikes we like to offer choice and good honest advice, consider us the brochure on the rack that’s a bit left of centre. We just think you should know that there are choices, particularly where bicycles are concerned.
P.S I am not actually talking about holidays…….but we are a good destination.
P.P.S just to clarify, we sell bikes with mudguards, bikes that need very little maintenance, that are comfortable, have security locks built in, lights front and back powered by magic, good bags that match, puncture resistant tyres, chain guards so you can wear flairs if you want without getting greezy. In fact you don’t even have to worry about any bikeiness if you don’t want too…just ride… bikes for folk who like to ride but don’t want to worry about the bike bit. they do exist..
P.P.P.S we do have other bikes too…we built a fixie frame the other day…but family, ‘sit up and beg’ and cargo bikes are our main gig.
For those of you that want to see an FR8 in action, check this out.
points to note, the rear child seats are removable, as is the front child seat and the front rack….versatility and quality are the key points for the FR8. Lovely bike designed and manufactured by workcycles.
the last delivery is sold out, but we will happily take pre orders for our next shipment.
Just as we do with our bafiets cargobikes, our FR8s are individually built and fettled by us to your needs and wishes.
As a follow up to my trip to Amsterdam, no pics i am afraid, it was good to see Jochem from dutchtub and help unload a delivery to the workshops there. check out http://www.dutchtub.com.
The workcycle shop was great, a really nice vibe and full of great bikes and stylish helpful people. Their packing skills are almost as good as there ability to design and fettle bicycles. (sorry to make you all late home). When you go to Amsterdam next, do pop in and see them. great bikes there, and its situated in a nice part of town a little bit out of the way.
It was a whistle stop tour but a productive one. Workcycle bikes are great and as one lovely customer confirmed to me when picking up her omafeits recently, their bikes feel and look better than the bikes they are based on (azor in this case).
great bikes brought to you by ‘really useful bikes’.