11 Mar 2010

Delivery bikes

I have already shown the LongJohn delivery bike but Denmark still has lots of so called "Budcykler"(plural) and "budcykel" (singular) Despite their extra weight penalty over a modern bike they still seem remarkably popular. Offering a different ride for the slightly more exhibitionist rider perhaps? Or the chance to carry the shopping home in more style and far more security than two carrier bags swinging wildly from the dropped handlebars of a modern, sporting city bike. Or simply to carry a crate of beer home in relative safety? The Danes are quite keen on buying their beer in crates.

The following machines show an individual attitude to cleaning, oiling and maintenance:

And the modern version standing outside a bike shop in the same town as some of the delivery bikes shown above.