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Old 07-22-12, 05:23 AM   #1
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Going to the Netherlands to buy a new bike!

Hello! Am heading to the Netherlands next week to buy a new bike - ladies, leisure/utility, possibly a Giant, Gazelle or Batavus, as these are the makes I've hired and liked in the past. Can anyone recommend any good makes, friendly shops (preferably English speaking - my Dutch is limited to basic conversation, not technical stuff) and issues to be aware of? I've got a few days and transport to explore, so can go pretty much anywhere in the country... Many thanks and hospitality in Lincolnshire to you for your help! Cheers, Frances x
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Old 07-22-12, 05:28 AM   #2
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No advice, but just curious as to why you are going there to buy a bike!
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No advice, but just curious as to why you are going there to buy a bike!
This. Even with depressed Euro values, you'd be hard pushed to get a better deal than online.
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Hey there!!! I've really enjoyed riding bikes in the Netherlands, and I'm tall, so find UK women's bikes a bit on the short side in the distance between stem and saddle post - so figured I'd go get myself a bike that actually fits me!
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Almost every town in Holland has several good bikeshops, may people can speak English.
f you are more specific about where you are going to be, it will be easier to answer your question.
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I'm going to be based in Haarlem, but also visiting Utrecht and probably Amsterdam as well... if anyone can recommend a great shop, I'm happy to travel to it! Thanks!!
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Ah the home of BeOne and Sensa! It seems a long way to go for a bike fitting though. If you really want a cheap bike - fly to Singapore!
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