An older bike might just stay with you longer

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Man w his old bike in Brussels

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Riding up on this cyclist, you could hear the chain creak, the fenders shake.

“I have been on a bike more than 20 years. There is a space for the older bikes. I ride everywhere, to the stores, everywhere, and, on a beautiful bike, they will steal it. But if you have an old bike, well. I ride this to do my small trips, but I ride everywhere. I am a person with a heart problem and the bike does me a lot of good.  It was an acute heart crisis and they installed a defribulater in my body. It has been nine years now, but it never has to work, anymore. It only works if the heart stops and, after nine years since the attack, my heart has never stopped. I stayed on the bike because the exercise keeps the body in shape.”

 

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