“It is from Germany and brand new. I was looking for a fixie. Initially I was had for a race bike that I transformed into a fixie. and I rode like that for five years. And then I went looking for a real fixie. A track bike, something that was developed for the track. They are different rides. This is far more manoeuvrable, light and fun to ride The race bike is nicer over a long distance. I go to work with this one every day. I have brakes on it today because it is brand new but next week the brake will be gone. The rear brake is already gone.” Continue reading
This morning, Belgium’s cycling advocacy groups, GRACQ and Fietsersbond, celebrated commuting cyclists in Brussels with another free breakfast opportunity for those who brave the early hours. For the morning riders this year, a chance to get a pair of USB chargeable lights for the bike. It made this autumn ride one of the best experiences. Even better this year, the weather was perfect for an autumn morning. Continue reading
“My bike was stolen. I had it for five years. I like the colour of this one and my old my was red. And the frame is light, as well. It is pretty.” Continue reading
“I bought this bicycle about ten minutes ago. So, I became a cyclist ten minutes ago, as well.” Continue reading
“I buy and sell second hand bikes, but I am a goldsmith and I make musical instruments, so this is not what I normally do. But a man has to live, you know.” Continue reading
Velofixer mechanics, alongside their Cyclo counterparts, were offering free and immediate repairs for students with malfunctioning rides who attended the Brik second-hand bike market. For under-financed students, the free service was a great opportunity to get their faulty bikes back on the road in a safe form. Continue reading
At the Brik bicycle fair, there was the slow race. About 10 meters to be covered as slowly as possible. If you want slow, then invite a bicycle messenger crew. Nothing can go as slow as a fixed gear. And then, there were those track stand tricks. Take, Eat, Easy riders seem to be the slowest in the city.
“This is Marché Velo and this is the fifth time we have done this. I work for Brik which is an organisation for students in Brussels. One project we work on is to encourage cycling in Brussels and discover the city by bike. We also promote cycling because it is the easiest way to get around. We did a survey of students and found students do not cycle because they do not have a bike. So that is why we organised this event. To have a lot of second hand bicycles on sale. But they can also get their bikes repaired for free.
“We tried to collaborate with different organisations involved in cycling in Brussels, so we are there with Cyclo, where you can learn to repair your bike for free. But they are also here tonight repairing bikes for free.” Continue reading
I came across a second-hand bike sale in the heart of Brussels this week. The student union organisation, Brik, that focuses on Flemish-speaking students, coordinated a massive bike market in an effort to get more students on bikes in Brussels. Over the next few days, we will feature the market and the surrounding events. Continue reading
“I made these myself just for when I ride the bike in the cold. Like today.” Continue reading