She lives in the higher part of Arnhem. Which, as the Maastricht area, has some pretty steep hills compared to the rest of the Netherlands.
Going down is a blast, going up can be a nightmare.
She did want some comfort, because it was to be her everyday bicycle. So a singlespeed or fixie was no option.
After a good clean up, a coat of paint , new chain and cables she was good to go.
Because she liked the fenderless look, she didn't even bother putting on a small fender during the winter time... Rain or snow. Everyday transport. Pretty tough.
Daphne made these very nice pictures.
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