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Hollander traditional male or female Dutch bike save £370 £169 @ made.com
Hollander traditional male or female Dutch bike save £370 £169 @ made.com

Hollander traditional male or female Dutch bike save £370 £169 @ made.com

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From what I can see these are a great deal - huge saving in exchange for a little patience.

In fact Keynoir had a £100 voucher for made.com for £50 as a deal yesterday. So I managed to pick-up this bike for £119 + delivery but even without the voucher this looks fantastic value.

According to made.com:
"We selected this bicycle manufacturer as it has sixty years experience in creating high quality bicycles, produced for international markets.
Each part is finely varnished, crafted and assembled. The manufacturers are well-known for their craftsmanship and attention to detail..."

NB 5 week manufacture time and allow 10 weeks for delivery so these should arrive just in time for spring.

There's a sprung saddle and looks good - though I'm no expert I've ordered one.

28 Comments

Now that is what I call a proper bike! Heat added

Must be personal overland delivery from the Chinese factory! I suppose you can argue it is a good price for the bunch of bits that go into assembly but only if you live in a flat part of town and need to build up your muscles on a single-speed.

No gears though, not much good for the 'mountains' here in the Fens....

Not my cup of tea. But good for the price for someone new to cycling who lives in a less hilly area. Heat added.

No chain protector - lights powered by dynamo - I only notice a front disk brake.

However, a very good bike for the money!

Also, usually dutch bikes come with an internal lock on the rear wheel.

Heat given as good value.

I've ridden one of these with half flat tyres and it was the best workout I've ever had X)

My dad bought something similar afew years back, it was called "hi-bird shakti" and was built in india i think. payed less than this brand new, but we live in a very hilly area so went in the shed after 2 goes. It will be on ebay soon. They are good quality and quirky, but dont expect it to be like a modern bike. But your not likely to attract bike thieves either as no scally will want to be seen on one of these. They would much rather rod the specialized, gary fisher, kona, Orange etc outside the universities.

These are just meant to be city bikes I assume? I'm tempted for the price, I was looking at a hybrid Specialized, but these are much cheaper and less likely they'd get nicked, also I never change my gears at the moment so I'm sure single speed would be fine.

breadfred

No chain protector - lights powered by dynamo - I only notice a front … No chain protector - lights powered by dynamo - I only notice a front disk brake.However, a very good bike for the money!Also, usually dutch bikes come with an internal lock on the rear wheel.Heat given as good value.



Both bikes have chainguards?

And that'll be a drum brake on the front of the mens bike.

Looks about as trendy and fun as syphilis.

I want one, soo cool!

breadfred

No chain protector - lights powered by dynamo - I only notice a front … No chain protector - lights powered by dynamo - I only notice a front disk brake.However, a very good bike for the money!Also, usually dutch bikes come with an internal lock on the rear wheel.Heat given as good value.



This is not a Dutch bike: OK, read mudguard is white but HOLLANDER is not a known Dutch brand, and usually Dutch bicycles have 3 gears.

Not voting, no idea about the quality (and steel frame might be heavy)

The good thing about Holland/Belgium is, it's flat!!

Munkster

The good thing about Holland/Belgium is, it's flat!!



Even flats too hard when you've just come out of a Cafe

Do you know the way to the coffee shop

How is this a hot deal?

Is it the price?
No - Single speed steel frame bikes can be found cheaper.
http://www.all-about-the-home.co.uk/viking-downtown-traditional-gents-single-speed-bike-2010-3895-p.asp

Or even a 3-speeder with Sturmey Archer gears.
http://www.bikeoutlet.co.uk/products/Optima_City_3spd_Gents_2009-20-26.html

Wait - I get it.... It's that retro chic design that's I'm paying for. How silly of me.
I won't even get into the discussion of why some people would consider paying more money, for a bike with higher quality components, a good investment in their enjoyment of the ride. No, I'll put my money on the retro look instead...

breadfred

No chain protector - lights powered by dynamo - I only notice a front … No chain protector - lights powered by dynamo - I only notice a front disk brake.However, a very good bike for the money!Also, usually dutch bikes come with an internal lock on the rear wheel.Heat given as good value.



Drum brake at the front and a pedal brake for the back(Perry - Reverse pedal braking system)

Chocka

How is this a hot deal?Is it the price?No - Single speed steel frame … How is this a hot deal?Is it the price?No - Single speed steel frame bikes can be found cheaper.http://www.all-about-the-home.co.uk/viking-downtown-traditional-gents-single-speed-bike-2010-3895-p.aspOr even a 3-speeder with Sturmey Archer gears.http://www.bikeoutlet.co.uk/products/Optima_City_3spd_Gents_2009-20-26.htmlWait - I get it.... It's that retro chic design that's I'm paying for. How silly of me.I won't even get into the discussion of why some people would consider paying more money, for a bike with higher quality components, a good investment in their enjoyment of the ride. No, I'll put my money on the retro look instead...



Yesy it certainly has that slick retro bike appeal an can't fault the price as it comes with everything you need and won't cost anything to maintain...apart from a light bulb after some years.
Classic simple Bike...I'm not sure about the frame quality/weight etc but for the current price it's more than worth every penny!!!
Edited by: "QuidzzUp" 15th Dec 2010

JezUK

Looks about as trendy and fun as syphilis.



Flash mountain bikes arn't considered trendy on mainland Europe. From what I've seen, the young kids would rather be seen on these bikes, even old rusty or repainted ones, than anything too flash or expensive looking.

Seems to be the opposite in the UK, where even special parts and must have brands fitted to bikes are fashionable. Fashion victim society.
This bike will give you a better workout than one costing 10 times more.


Fixed gear bikes are stupid. Slightly easier to maintain and a bit of a novelty I suppose, but still stupid. Getting stuck behind some numpty on one of these on a hill or pulling away from traffic lights is tedious (unless they are female and have a nice rear in which case they are forgiven).

did any one notice made.com has a male version of the biketoo?? http://www.made.com/collection/hollander-collection/hollander-m-bike-metallic-black
I'm really tempted! Please is there anyone that bought sth from them previously?

alasrati

Fixed gear bikes are stupid. Slightly easier to maintain and a bit of a … Fixed gear bikes are stupid. Slightly easier to maintain and a bit of a novelty I suppose, but still stupid. Getting stuck behind some numpty on one of these on a hill or pulling away from traffic lights is tedious (unless they are female and have a nice rear in which case they are forgiven).




Where does it say this is "fixed gear"?
If it has a pedal brake it can't be fixed gear.

Gold Feet

Where does it say this is "fixed gear"?If it has a pedal brake it can't … Where does it say this is "fixed gear"?If it has a pedal brake it can't be fixed gear.

My mistake. Single speed. (Where the same issues with acceleration and hills apply.)

In fact this has less novelty then than a fixed gear.

Some posts on this deal are incredible.

Let's be clear. I see this bike as a product of marketing over common sense.
My earlier post was a poke at those who would pay over the odds for a perceived 'coolness' associated with retro looks.

I have provided two links to bikes which are similarly or better specced, and which are cheaper. Unless the kickstand and dynamo light are now collectors items, how can the Hollander bike be worth the money???!!! . Would someone be kind enough to enlighten me?

Am I the lone voice in this asylum? hahaha!!

alasrati

Fixed gear bikes are stupid. Slightly easier to maintain and a bit of a … Fixed gear bikes are stupid. Slightly easier to maintain and a bit of a novelty I suppose, but still stupid. Getting stuck behind some numpty on one of these on a hill or pulling away from traffic lights is tedious (unless they are female and have a nice rear in which case they are forgiven).



Yeah, because getting stuck behind the nodder who forgot to change into the correct gear then mashes away whilst wobbling is great fun.
I can get up to just shy of 30mph on my fixed and I'm in London so no need for more than 1 gear on my commute and it's plenty fast enough to beat traffic and most roadies.
Longer rides or hills then I'll use a road bike, sure. Horses for courses

alasrati

My mistake. Single speed. (Where the same issues with acceleration and … My mistake. Single speed. (Where the same issues with acceleration and hills apply.)In fact this has less novelty then than a fixed gear.



It's just a bike. Fixies are for nutters

Nutters, hipsters and olympians.

alasrati

Nutters, hipsters and olympians.



Guess I'm an Olympian 'cause I'm certainly no hipster, I don't have the legs to fit skinny jeans

Munkster

The good thing about Holland/Belgium is, it's flat!!



Having lived there for 2 years I'm not sure even that counts as good....:|
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