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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Putting it all together

Putting it all together 2

That white on the rear fender usually signifies a Raleigh bicycle but I am open to a correction.


  1. The white on the fender is really a relic of European regulations that require 30cm of white there. I remember this as it was a part of my required grade 5 traffic class in Biezenmortel, Netherlands.

    I'm not sure when they got ride of the rule, I'd guess sometime in the 90s. But any bike built before that had that, Raleighs are just one.

    But this is definitely an older European bike. Notice the front barrel dynamo, the clear plastic wheel cover (so one's skirt doesn't get caught in the wheel), and the integrated wheel lock.

    I think it is an older, practical Dutch import that the rider has kept running for quite a few years.

  2. I did say I was open to correction.

  3. Yes, you did! That's my analysis, anyway.

    I just don't the difference between Danish and Dutch bicycles.

  4. Danish or Dutch it is a fine looking bike!