Report on ‘Week van de Fiets, Tilburg Netherlands’.
To show the world, the Netherlands is a real bicycle country, the city of Tilburg has a special Bicycle week. Like almost every year now there is was closing party at one of its parks. A special ‘lowrider’ area was hosted by Spokes, Custom Bikes Breda, Custom Bicycle Lighting and sponsored by Felt Bicycles.
To meet all members of the Custom Bikes Breda crew and visit Spokes Tilburg we were all most exited to meet our friends from Norway. They took the time (twelve hour drive by camper) and effort (four hours by boat) to visit The Netherlands and really bring something new to the ever growing scene.
Although it was just for three days, we embraced every moment.
While DJ Flamboyant was dropping his skills on three decks, bringing that ever soulful sound the sun was good to us. In total about fifty bikes showed up.
After a couple of hours of ‘gathering at the spot’ we started the cruise through Tilburg. Like always, to slow and to much stops for beer & chips.
At the Custom Bikes Breda Forum you will also find lots of reports about the weekend. Make sure you check them all out! In this item however, we will focus on our friends from Norway.
It’s always good to see how people differ in vision of how to build bikes. Some like it classy, some sexy, deep or just hard & plain:) It’s good to experience a new type of building with a very high standard of design. The bikes are build for ‘Scraping™’ the coolest term for building your bike just a little to low so you can scrape your pedals on the streets while cycling. ‘Pedal Scrapers™’ to the max, they are mostly all based on stretched cruiser frames where you feel the builders Original Dyno Roadster’s grease pounding through their vanes.
The first brick, that was placed in Norway to start a new chapter when it comes to building custom bikes, was placed by Richard Jacobsen. The brick was gold plated and filled with diamonds and great vision. Now there are up to five bricks, all of the same quality building beautiful machines. I’m most sure they will be an inspiration for a lot of people when it comes to developing style and bringing details to their bikes.
It’s great the group of enthusiastic people is ever growing, expanding globally and making friends all over the world by now. Make sure you visit the ‘Slow ‘n’ Low’ forum and meet the guys behind the bikes. Team up, register and continue your journey on ‘Planet Cruiser’. Check out Spokes Bikestore' website here!