Comments on: Batavus BUB review http://bicycledesign.net/2010/01/batavus-bub-review/ The blog about industrial design in the bike industry Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:40:28 +0000 hourly 1 By: Rene http://bicycledesign.net/2010/01/batavus-bub-review/comment-page-1/#comment-38725 Wed, 11 Dec 2013 01:37:24 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/2010/01/batavus-bub-review/#comment-38725 Thanks, John, I just sent them an email.

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By: John B http://bicycledesign.net/2010/01/batavus-bub-review/comment-page-1/#comment-38706 Tue, 10 Dec 2013 04:34:32 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/2010/01/batavus-bub-review/#comment-38706 Pretty sure these bikes are out of production, as are the racks. I know the NA distributor stopped carrying them soon after they appeared. But there is a chance they have some racks in the basement. The distributor is Fourth Floor in Toronto, and their retail outlet (where the racks might be) is called Curbside. Good folk.
I love my BUB because it is the only step-thru ive ever found strong enough to support my size and weight (6’4″, 210 lb). In fact it’s the stiffest frame ive ever ridden. But as for hills — no. It’s really only suited for flat, compact cities.

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By: Rene http://bicycledesign.net/2010/01/batavus-bub-review/comment-page-1/#comment-38676 Sat, 07 Dec 2013 21:57:47 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/2010/01/batavus-bub-review/#comment-38676 Aloha All,

I recently purchased a matte black Bub and love it. I am looking to buy the racks and the frame lock. Could anyone provide me with any information for this? I’m in NYC.

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By: Ask P http://bicycledesign.net/2010/01/batavus-bub-review/comment-page-1/#comment-23270 Fri, 18 Mar 2011 16:21:15 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/2010/01/batavus-bub-review/#comment-23270 A few comments from a resident of Copenhagen, Denmark.
As is mentioned we see a lot of people using the “granny” type bike for getting around town. We have a well renowned system of bicycle paths crossing the city.
Where the BUB differs to these bikes is the quality of the frame, and parts.
In Denmark it comes with a handoperated v-brake in front to go with the coasterbrake in the back. It is law in denmark to have two independent brakes on a bicycle.
And allthough we have a lot of paths for bicycles, they are pretty worn and it is not unusual to hit potholes whilst riding. The tires on the BUB are almost an inch wider than the most common tires on citybikes, and the frame is also only 49 centimeters in height, compared to 54 for womens bikes in Denmark.
The lower standover and riding height, together with the stable steering and comfortable tires makes it a superior bike if you are of smaller build. My 10 year old, 150 centimeter tall, daughter rides hers with great ease and confidence.

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By: spiderleggreen http://bicycledesign.net/2010/01/batavus-bub-review/comment-page-1/#comment-5173 Thu, 10 Jun 2010 15:55:31 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/2010/01/batavus-bub-review/#comment-5173 Nice review! Very through.

But you gotta get out of the bike racer box when riding these types of bikes. My water bottle solution on my Dutch bike is a PDW Bar-ista cup holder on the handle bars. It’s great! It’s right there in front of you. No reaching down, fumbling for it. That would be silly. And get rid of the water bottle all together. I have several travel mugs that fit nicely in the cup holder. I bet you it would work well with “to go” cups, too.

As for riding to work on these Dutch style bikes, I have a 25 mile round trip commute can’t say there are any road conditions that I wouldn’t ride mine on. One thing that the upright position offers is greater visibility. I’ve noticed the difference compared to my other bikes. I see more and people seem to notice me more.

Thanks again for the review!

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By: Dacia http://bicycledesign.net/2010/01/batavus-bub-review/comment-page-1/#comment-4610 Sun, 16 May 2010 18:15:59 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/2010/01/batavus-bub-review/#comment-4610 Wheelworks in Santa Barbara may have ’em. Give a call.

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By: Dacia http://bicycledesign.net/2010/01/batavus-bub-review/comment-page-1/#comment-4609 Sun, 16 May 2010 18:14:58 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/2010/01/batavus-bub-review/#comment-4609 Wondering if I could tow a trailer with my kid in it…I love that this bike can take abuse as I’m not the ‘friendliest’ bike owner, but I fear for safety on the hilly terrain where I live with regard mostly to the brake system (which I’m glad you went into in your review). I’m no competitive rider (my last bike was a pre WWII cruiser, which I navigated my college years in Providence, RI on), but I want something I can safely tow my kid and/or get from A to B without killing myself withOUT my kid.

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By: James T http://bicycledesign.net/2010/01/batavus-bub-review/comment-page-1/#comment-3861 Sat, 13 Mar 2010 22:03:38 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/2010/01/batavus-bub-review/#comment-3861 I think it will April before the bike is available.

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By: Michael Hamiel http://bicycledesign.net/2010/01/batavus-bub-review/comment-page-1/#comment-3858 Sat, 13 Mar 2010 08:32:58 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/2010/01/batavus-bub-review/#comment-3858 So, I’m ready to see a BUB XC in person, anyplace on the West Coast?
Mike

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By: James T http://bicycledesign.net/2010/01/batavus-bub-review/comment-page-1/#comment-3813 Fri, 05 Mar 2010 22:52:25 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/2010/01/batavus-bub-review/#comment-3813 Richard, I believe the tires were 26” x 2.15” and the rim was 559c

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