Posts Tagged ‘amsterdam’

RIH Track Hotness.

December 19, 2010

Mr. Wim van der Kaaij told that this unconventional track bike was built after Graeme Obree broke Francesco Mosers hour record on a home built bike in 1993. Mr. van der Kaaij keeps it in his shop for historical reasons although he calls it “ugly and heavy”.

Is that a fork crown? Nice.
More here.

Is this guy for real?

November 16, 2010

Damn, son. That’s some collection you have there…. I’d say you need to cool off and think about letting some of your hotness go!

Giro Mania.

May 10, 2010

Lovely shots, seen here.

Maglia Rosa.

May 6, 2010

The Giro d’Italia starts very soon ( the 8th ) and even though my viewing opportunities will be sparce I am still very much looking forward to it.

On Saturday, Amsterdam will witness the prologue as a time trial around it’s beautiful city, so lets hope the pros stay off those w**d cakes and get on with the matter at hand. That said those w**d cakes are extremely good!

Clean Olmo…

April 27, 2010

… Spotted at Pristine Amsterdam.

Amsterdam in Black & White.

April 26, 2010

A little bit of an ‘off topic’ but here is a small selection of the photographs I shot whilst in Amsterdam, recently.

1989 Duell Track Pursuit For Sale.

March 18, 2010

The time has come for a downscale in my household, so this has got to go. My 1989 Duell track pursuit frameset shall be with me no more.

Find it’s listing here and any questions, of course please ask.

R I H.

September 23, 2009

Oh snap! I remember you. I chewed this guy’s ears off for over half an hour once… sorry!

He told me he had worked in that very store on Westerstraat for like 60 years so I had to come with at least a good handful of FAQs. Really nice guy though and very helpful, if you are ever in the ‘Dam’ you must go check out RIH.

Anyway peep the vids and props to Sam at FGL for putting them up.


September 1, 2009


Nothing beats a good, clean and simple advertisement.

Spotted here.

70s Amsterdam.

August 26, 2009

I have infinite Love for the city of Amsterdam. It is a hope of mine to live there one day… I guess I just need to make it happen!

Anyway here we have more photographs off the trusty Flickr from the user known as Amsterdamize… Props to them for the scans.

The 70s… aaaaah looking like nothing but pure goodtimes!







See more here.

A Million Bicycles

March 2, 2009

As it was my first visit I had read and researched the city so we knew where to go and what to expect but seriously, there is nothing that can prepare you for Amsterdam.

From the moment you come out from inside Amsterdam Centraal Station you are hit, hit with the sight of what appears to be a sea of cycles.
There are literally cycles everywhere… Everywhere!

If there is a rail of some description it will have a bike locked to it or if there is an empty patch of cobbled road it wont be very long until there will be a cyclist on it.

On canal streets you seldom see people driving cars, you are more likely to see a family of three on one bike than inside a car, it was lovely.

Unfortunately for me during my whole trip I only saw maybe 5 racing bikes ( apart from inside bike shops like RIH or Stevens ), they are all ‘sit up and beg’ town bikes, big ones, small ones, black ones, pink ones, all used everyday and always, always for utility purposes and never an extension of ones ego.

It is said that Amsterdam holds 750,000 people and 1,000,000 bicycles, I can now believe it.

It took a while for me to get down to 15 shots I was happy with for Spinwell, so as not to get too close to my file space quota but if you are hungry for more Amsterdam goodness…

Peep the full Flickr set here.


Amsterdam here I come!

February 12, 2009

I go to Amsterdam in a week or so ( I can’t wait ) and while I am there I am going to pay a visit here, to RIH.

Apparently they can build you a custom frame for between 1000 – 2000 euros. Ouch!
That’s a bit much for me but that aside I can’t get enough of old bike stores with loads of history and that is definately true with RIH.

Look out for a plethora of pics upon my return, oh and perhaps a very light wallet.

I am also looking to hook up with the guys from Rotterdam fixed… they seem like real nice guys and hopefully I can grip a tyre I have been after while I am out there too.

A vending machine for your rubbers

January 7, 2009

Innertube vending machine.

Now this is what I call looking out for the cyclist.
Seen at David Hembow’s blogspot.


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