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Old 03-07-09, 10:38 PM
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Classic Dutch Bike at Walmart

I had to head to Wally-world today with a couple of my grandkids, and I was very surprised to run across this bike. It wasn't for sale unfortunately--it was chained to a railing outside the store. I stopped and looked at if for a minute before going in the store, and stopped on the way out to examine it closely. There was a woman sitting on a bench close by that is used by store employees for their smoke break. But it turned out she was the bike owner.
she told me she brought it with her from the Netherlands. Probably the only Batavus in Corpus Christi (sorry for the crappy cell phone pic in the shade):

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Nice. Wonder how much it cost to import.
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Did the lady look like this?

https://www.batavus.nl/
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Originally Posted by uke View Post
Nice. Wonder how much it cost to import.
There are some Batavus dealers in the US. But if she brought if from NL it could have come over as personal belongings. FWIW I have been pricing getting a Gazelle Tandem over here and so far the best I can do on shipping quotes is between $500-$2500.

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You can buy that bike here:

https://www.renaissancebicycles.com/b...atavus-modern/

It comes complete with rear wheel lock, integrated cable lock, and 3 speed Shimano Nexus hub (adequate for flatlands). I own one and it's a lot of fun.

Seattle Bike Supply was importing them for a while but it appears that distribution has moved to Canada.
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Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
There are some Batavus dealers in the US. But if she brought if from NL it could have come over as personal belongings. FWIW I have been pricing getting a Gazelle Tandem over here and so far the best I can do on shipping quotes is between $500-$2500.

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I've seen a posting on craigslist from a person who was interested in purchasing a Larry vs Harry cargo bike. He was looking for others who were also interested in one, and who wanted to split the cost of shipping with him. The posting if I remember correctly was from NY.

Maybe try this route too.
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Originally Posted by Silverexpress View Post
I've seen a posting on craigslist from a person who was interested in purchasing a Larry vs Harry cargo bike. He was looking for others who were also interested in one, and who wanted to split the cost of shipping with him. The posting if I remember correctly was from NY.

Maybe try this route too.
Best price is on a whole shipping container full, not one or two units. I have friends that ship stuff back and forth all the time, the trick is making sure that the bike is crated and at their container at the appointed time. I have contacts in the NL and the UK (where the container leaves from). Never thought I would be involved in international logistics

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Originally Posted by Silverexpress View Post
I've seen a posting on craigslist from a person who was interested in purchasing a Larry vs Harry cargo bike. He was looking for others who were also interested in one, and who wanted to split the cost of shipping with him. The posting if I remember correctly was from NY.

Maybe try this route too.
Cargo Bikes made in the USA

https://www.metrofiets.com/



Or if you want a true NL model....

https://www.dutchbikeseattle.com/
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Originally Posted by Silverexpress View Post
Did the lady look like this?

https://www.batavus.nl/
Dude, I think I almost swallowed my tongue...
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Breezer offers a number of U frame IGH town bikes similar to the Dutch one pictured. Aluminum frames rather than steel so might be considerably lower weight than many of the genuine Dutch models. Versions listed with 3, 7 or 8 speed Shimano hubs.
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Originally Posted by mickey85 View Post
Dude, I think I almost swallowed my tongue...
Hahahaha...booyah.
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Cargo Bikes made in the USA

https://www.metrofiets.com/
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FWIW I don't think that's a classic dutch, it's a quite modern dutch. But whatever, it's still a nice bike.
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