No one at a department store can tell your bike frame is bent, brakes are loose, and your front tire has been stabbed repeatedly with a 16-inch serrated knife. The down-to-earth bike guys at the Dutch Bicycle Company can, and they'll mend the weary wheels and sore spokes with the tender care most people reserve for friends, pets, and lonely mail carriers. For your bike to perform optimally, you should have it tuned up at least once a year, and there's no better time than an end-of-the-season tune-up. This Groupon gets you a full-service premium tune-up for just $32, just under half the normal $65 price. .
Your tune-up includes a total wipe-down, lubrication, truing, tire inflation, and checks and adjustments to brakes, gears, bearing surfaces, hubs, bottom bracket, and headset. The Dutch Bicycle Company bike geniuses know how to make a rust-riddled beater ride as smoothly as a hoverboard. Whether you purchased your bike from DBC or not, the experts will make your bike a well-oiled, city-traversing machine that will never burst into flames for no reason.
The Dutch Bicycle Company's innovative designs have been featured in such publications as The New York Times, The Seattle Times, Newsweek, Momentum, The Harvard Crimson, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, bostonbiker.org, weeklydig.com, and elsewhere.
- It's housed in a big space that's shared with a used car dealer of some sort, which is ironic to be sure, but it does provide lots of great indoor space for test rides. – Andrew, Velo Fellow
- In my search for super cool Dutch bikes, I've found one more main resource in the US, The Dutch Bicycle Company, located up in Somerville, MA. Like Dutch Bikes Seattle, they stock the classic Velorbis frames, but they also have others that I'd never seen...And a number of hand built, one-off frames that go by the names of "Secret Service," "Downtown" & "The Woody." – Apartment Therapy
Chase Remoulade: Boy Paperboy
Chase Remoulade was a paperboy in a digital age. Business was slow since the age of the blog began, and as newspapers struggled to stay afloat, Chase's piggy bank dwindled. Once a mighty, metallic ocean of shifting loose change, it was now down to a tinny solitary tinkle, like an oily bolt rattling in the belly of a coffee can. He hadn't had a gumball in a month. A baseball card? Two months. He squeezed the cushioned handlebars of his RoughBoy™ 16" 5-speed (with flame decal and spoke reflectors) and chimed the bell defiantly. He was a boy on a bike, up against the entire Blogosphere. He breathed deep, kicked his kickstand up and rode west, into the sunset, toward Blogosphere headquarters, toward his future. He would show them what a boy on a bike could do.
DBC City Bike Design
Years before Dan and Maria founded DBC City Bike design, the duo resolved to reduce their dependence on gasoline. This resolution led the couple to Europe, where they hopped aboard Dutch bicycles that redefined how they thought about comfort on two-wheeled mounts. When Dan and Maria returned stateside, they began importing and selling these revolutionary rides through their new store, The Dutch Bicycle Company (The DBC). However, the hills, long-distance commutes, and stairs that define many American cities revealed many inconveniences in the unmodified Dutch model, so DBC added City Bike design to its name and they began building their custom Swifts, calibrated to handle the rigors of urban, bike-riding lifestyles. Today, the founding couple and their design staff build these bikes to order, modify existing rides, and provide tune-ups that, like prison-gang relay races, keep chains moving smoothly and swiftly.