This video talks about Dutch bikes that are made for comfort and commuting and how finding such bikes in North America are nearly impossible to find.
Personally I'd love to see a bike that has these same comfort features, but is made from a lighter material. I'm still afraid of biking in a city like Vancouver that doesn't offer protected bike lanes like NYC does, but it might help.
@emacsen I commute with a bicycle in the summer time, here in Oslo, Norway.
(But I don't use the bicycle during wintertime, because they salt the bike paths of Oslo and the salt eat the gears and brakes and all moving parts of the bike)
While recumbant bikes look comfortable, they seem much scarier. You don't have the vision you do on a regular bike, you're low to the ground, so vehicles don't see you, etc.
I agree with you on the gears thing. I forgot to mention that too. No gears is easy when the landscape is mostly flat.
Heck, someone could even make an e-bike with that configuration, if it's for commuting anyway!
Here, bike theft is a massive problem. The majority of the time I see someone with a bike, it's almost certainly stolen. If you use a lock that someone who's trying to steal from you can't remove, they'll cut your brakes. On this bike, there are no brakes to cut.
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