Green Gift Guide: The Design Junkie

Originals Tour Basic R3T Dutch Bike From Gazelle Cycle Imports

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royal dutch tour basic bike

credit: Gazelle Cycle Imports USA

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Moving to Europe introduced me to the charms of the Dutch bike. Eventually I stopped watching them wiz by and picked up a vintage one, and its comfortable upright seating (70 degree frame geometry) makes for the perfect commuter.

The Originals Tour Basic R3T Dutch Bike boasts a 3-speed with coaster, front drum brake and hub dynamo, closed chain case and dress guards, and a kickstand built to last. Mine's hunter green, but this buttercup yellow makes me happy. Other colors include sky blue, hot pink, elephant grey, and whispering blue.

While an "integrated theft proof lock" is included, we advise picking up one of your own. (Gazelle Cycle Imports Originals Tour Basic R3T Dutch Bike, $1000)

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