I was tempted to play Paul Revere on my ride in this morning, calling out the news to all as I passed!
After a long process- we probably started at the end of May, and here three months later, the final result of all that agonizing, emailing and skyping is about to be revealed!
We're getting 12 bakfietsen. 10 long and 2 short. We have 5 FR8's coming, and 9 GR8's and a special order Opafiets. It was hard for us to predict what the market is/ will be, so we perhaps were a little cautious on the FR8's and GR8's. Unlike the Bakfietsen, those can actually be shipped on pallets, so if all else fails, we can get more mid-year.
People have been very excited about all these bikes, so I hope I under-ordered and will need to place another order soon. The whole import process is a bit scary, but so far it's gone pretty smoothly, hopefully this last stage will go smoothly as well. I'll post photos as soon as things arrive-
check out @Bikingheels twitter for updates and instagrams of the big reveal!
Sunday, August 11, 2013
I was fortunate enough to be able to flag down the family riding with this bike past the shop. I was curious what brand of bakfiets this was, since I didn't recognize it. With good reason it turns out, because it was built by its rider after looking at lots of other bakfietsen. At first he just had a flat platform to which he fastened a child seat, but last winter he built the fabulous box with a caterpillar theme from the Hungry Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.