Wim fixes up one of Amsterdam's 600,000 bikes.  Like most Dutch bikes, it's built like a tank. "A bicycle here is your basic way of transport," explains Wim. "It needs to be as robust as possible. And everything that you add on it -- like on sports bikes you have cables and hand brakes and gears -- that'll all be broken within days. A typical Dutch bicycle looks really crappy. But they ride perfect, and there's nothing on it that you don't need."
Wim fixes up one of Amsterdam's 600,000 bikes. Like most Dutch bikes, it's built like a tank. "A bicycle here is your basic way of transport," explains Wim. "It needs to be as robust as possible. And everything that you add on it -- like on sports bikes you have cables and hand brakes and gears -- that'll all be broken within days. A typical Dutch bicycle looks really crappy. But they ride perfect, and there's nothing on it that you don't need." -