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Dutch bicycles repair shop in Warsaw


sobieski 107 | 2,128
23 Jun 2010 #1
I have a very comfortable old-fashioned Dutch Gazelle bike. 15 years old, came me with to Poland 6 years ago. Idea bike for city traffic. Sturdy frame, weighs half a ton, 3 gears trhough the axle, brakes also..brings me everywhere in a stately even manner.

But where to find a warsztat in Warsaw used to maintain such a bike?
Zed - | 195
23 Jun 2010 #2
Is there something like Dutch bike? What is it?
Spaceman77 3 | 58
23 Jun 2010 #3
I'm confused... Can you post a picture of it?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387
23 Jun 2010 #4
Is there something like Dutch bike? What is it?

it's a posh city bike.
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
23 Jun 2010 #5
Or a bike that can't go up hills ;)
wildrover 98 | 4,451
24 Jun 2010 #6
Its only possible to pedal it wearing clogs...!
MareGaea 29 | 2,752
24 Jun 2010 #7
Is there something like Dutch bike? What is it?

Yes there is, they are very robust and a very typical model; everbody knows them:

Omafiets

They're built to last 40 or 50 years...

>^..^<

M-G (shame you don't know them, Zed!)
wildrover 98 | 4,451
24 Jun 2010 #8
Ten billion of them in Amsterdam....
Zed - | 195
24 Jun 2010 #9
Why dutch though? Just a city bike. Try SkiTeam shops for repairs though....
1jola 14 | 1,879
24 Jun 2010 #10
I asked around and I'm affraid you are out of luck. Everyone agrees that the Dutch technology is so advanced that no Polish technician can even dream of repairing those crudely welded rockets.

Sorry for the bad news.
krakowiak
24 Jun 2010 #11
=)

I used to have an Amsterdam, just like your Gazelle, but for boys ;)
I liked the style, but beyond that it's a very shi++y bike. The wheelfork twisted after I jumped a road curb down while braking. Dismantleing the chainprotector is a pain. And the wheels are very prone to rust. Would buy again though but the version for boys =) I allways feel awkward when I take the cityike of my girlfriend to get baps on sunnday.
g60edition 6 | 175
24 Jun 2010 #12
Or a bike that can't go up hills ;)

Like Holland is full of hills :-)
MareGaea 29 | 2,752
24 Jun 2010 #13
The wheelfork twisted after I jumped a road curb down while braking

Well, you shouldn't do that anyway :)

Here's a link. Gazelle bicycles seem to be very popular in Poland though. Many of my Polish friends were telling me that they had a Gazelle bike at home and how they would love to have one here in IRE.

gazellebicycles.us

Edit: the older models look a bit cumbersome, but they last for 40 years or more...Much longer than those thin and light bikes nowadays.

>^..^<

M-G (as they are being sold in PL, surely there must be a repairguy for them as well)
OP sobieski 107 | 2,128
24 Jun 2010 #14
I asked around and I'm affraid you are out of luck. Everyone agrees that the Dutch technology is so advanced that no Polish technician can even dream of repairing those crudely welded rockets.

Sorry for the bad news.

I want to lodge an official protest here :). God knows that being Flemish I pray every day for the Dutch to loose in South Africa :)

But I do not think any thin-plated fragile Giant bike can compete with my Dutch bike.
The Dutch are good at making bikes, even if I hate having to confess that :)
It will go on indeed for the next 30 years or so. It is not made to impress, just brings me to my pub in a reliable fashion.

In the meantime I have asked in the local bike shop here in Bielany. They scratched their head a bit on the advanced technology but will manage :)
MIPK - | 69
25 Jun 2010 #15
not quite in warsaw but might be worth a contact as they might be able to help you out;

electrabicycle.pl/katalog-produktow/amsterdam_7/classic-3i-czarny_52.html
poland_
25 Oct 2010 #16
But where to find a warsztat in Warsaw used to maintain such a bike?

There are two I know of, one is on ul Widok next to the french institute the other is on ul stawki ,second section close by the cemetery. They are both well known, the one on Stawki I would recommend as we had an Amsterdamer bike fixed there.


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