Dutch Bikes and Bike Racks

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  1. ktesis

    ktesis Read Only Funster

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    My wife is keen on purchasing a "Dutch" style bike but from looking at pictures of bike racks it may be difficult to secure it to the rack! I have no rack fitted at the moment but before I do does anyone have any experience of this type of bike?
     
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    Redsonja and her husband got Dutch bikes and a bikerack. Give them a pm.

    Maddie
     
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    We have a dutch style bike. It fixed to our rack OK. Our bike though is English and our local shop applied claude butler handle bars to it (swept back) and its a step through type. Was as expensive as a dutch bike if not more but trying to get one in this country that suited a 5ft women was hard as the dutch all seem to be 7 ft plus.
     
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    Hi, Jane has a German Bike, and that went on the rack on our last van, she really likes it,:Smile: and so do I as it has baskets for the back and front, and rear panniers,:Wink: so she manages quite well with all the shopping.............:Wink: :BigGrin: Bob.
     

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    We have dutch style bikes and don't have a problem with fitting on the rack. I always swivel the handlebars round which makes it a bit easier.
    Cheers
     
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    This is exactly what you should do. Wheelbase is not usually a problem, it's the width of the handlebars.

    Turning the handlebars through 90 degrees makes a big difference, and only takes a minute or so, especially if they are secured with an Aheadset.
     
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