Retroveloing: Trisha

This bike only weighed a little less than Pinkie, so I figured it couldn’t be *that* different…a bike is a bike, right? Not when one bike is a Retrovelo, apparently. The Paula was so fun to ride — and fast! Biking seems so much easier in Chicago, and I can’t quite put my finger on why. Is it the lack of hills? the company? the quality of the bikes I end up riding when I’m here? Could be all of the above. Since we don’t have a Dutch Bike Shop in Nashville, I guess I will never know for sure, but you can tell I’m having fun in this video (courtesy of Mr. Dottie, who somehow managed to go running through an alley carrying two purses and a camera without being tackled by a would-be Good Samaritan).

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5 thoughts on “Retroveloing: Trisha

  1. Lynn says:

    I love these videos! They remind me of old home movies parents used to make of their kids riding a new bike with big smiles on their faces and waving as they pass. Trish, that bike looks perfect for you!

  2. I’m impressed by the headlamp’s high degree of visibility. I don’t know much about these bikes. Does it run off of a generator in the hub or something?

  3. Nico says:

    @the village scribe:
    According to their website the bikes are equipped with a dynohub.

  4. Trisha says:

    Yup, it was a dynohub — there’s a rear light, too. These bike makers thought of all the details.

  5. Raini says:

    Can anyone tell me if you can stand up and ride easily on the Retrovelo? I have been extremely surprised when starting to test ride these bikes that there are some you physically cannot stand up on. It would be great if you could mention this when reviewing the bikes, because I find not being able to stand up on a bike such as the gazelle tour populair to be very limiting. Anyway, can you stand up on this bike? Thanks!

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