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Wal*mart's Dutch Bikes...

Postby steady eddie » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:00 pm

Hey--check this out:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Hollandia-Opa ... e/16539713

Wal*mart is carrying about 4 different models, one of them has a Shimano Nexus 3 speed geared hub....

Enjoy the ride..
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Re: Wal*mart's Dutch Bikes...

Postby steady eddie » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:14 pm

The WM Dutch Bike kinda looks like this one:

http://achielle-usa.com/our-transporter-bike/

Only without the $1800 price tag... :D
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Re: Wal*mart's Dutch Bikes...

Postby bones72751 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:36 pm

I'm sorry, but there's no way I could spend $1800 on such a basic bike. $250 sure, but that's all I'd give.

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Re: Wal*mart's Dutch Bikes...

Postby steady eddie » Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:14 am

bones72751 wrote:I'm sorry, but there's no way I could spend $1800 on such a basic bike. $250 sure, but that's all I'd give.

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Well, for your money, when buying a real Dutch bike, you get a true lifetime bike.. the frame is made of steel, and is hot-dipped galvanized, inside the tubing and out, for a rust-free, will-it-to-your-kids
family heirloom..

It has stainless steel rims, unheard of here in the States. It has the Shimano 3-speed rear
hub, with internal braking, last time I looked this hub was really expensive..the front hub is a Shimano Generator Hub for battery-free lighting, again with an internal brake. This front hub is also very expensive at nearly $400..so by doing these things, the Dutch have eliminated a bunch of maintenance, no derailleurs or rim brakes to adjust, and no worry
lights front and rear. And, I realize these features are not shown in the example bike.

"Opa" and "Oma" means (in Dutch) old pa and old ma---Opa is a "Grampa" bike and Oma is a "Grannie" bike...stated differently, a Men's model and a Woman's model..

In no way does the Chinese Opa Dutch bike equal the real deal, but it sure looks right... :mrgreen:

Here is the WM bike for $289..

http://www.cyclefg.com/shop/product.php ... 372&page=1
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Re: Wal*mart's Dutch Bikes...

Postby bones72751 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:10 am

Well I guess the Dutch know how to make things last, while the Chinese know how to make them cheap.

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Re: Wal*mart's Dutch Bikes...

Postby BigBoyZRide29ers » Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:01 pm

WOW this bike is nice i love the old school look to it and i would love to own the true dutch bike lol
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Re: Wal*mart's Dutch Bikes...

Postby steady eddie » Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:19 am

bones72751 wrote:Well I guess the Dutch know how to make things last, while the Chinese know how to make them cheap.

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bones--

I would sure like to see one of these bikes..I can't find any figures on the stand-over
height, it seems that we should all know it by magic.

The bike does appear to be huge, just like a "real" Dutch bike, however.

99.9$% of the folks standing around would not know the Wal*mart version from the real deal..I think it is that good of a replica. This also means, unfortunately, that it would get stolen within a week.. :shock: ..I think I can see a "cut-out" in the rear spoke guard for the Dutch style rear wheel lock, I wonder if the mount is there on the frame, for it???
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Re: Wal*mart's Dutch Bikes...

Postby steady eddie » Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:42 am

BigBoyZRide29ers wrote:WOW this bike is nice i love the old school look to it and i would love to own the true dutch bike lol

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It sure is the "right" color, for sure..lol..the Company, Hollandia, does have it's roots in Europe, and, just like everyone else, they outsourced the production of these bikes to
manufacturing in China. The Chinese have been building bikes like this for years. At least since the 1950's...

In China they are known as the "Flying Pigeon" brand..

http://flyingpigeonla.bigcartel.com/pro ... ns-bicycle

The $260 price tag does not include assembly, in the fine print you will see the price of an assembled Flying Pigeon listed at $400..yikes.. :cry:
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Re: Wal*mart's Dutch Bikes...

Postby steady eddie » Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:20 pm

http://lightenupbikes.com/hollandia-opa ... -bike.aspx

Specs on this Wal*mart bike here..and they are almost ALL made in China at this price point...it is only when you begin to spend well over one thousand dollars, then you get a European bike..
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Re: Wal*mart's Dutch Bikes...

Postby wa_desert_rat » Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:24 am

steady eddie wrote:http://lightenupbikes.com/hollandia-opa-dutch-style-city-bike.aspx

Specs on this Wal*mart bike here..and they are almost ALL made in China at this price point...it is only when you begin to spend well over one thousand dollars, then you get a European bike..


I am not even very sure of that, actually. I suspect that more frames than you might think are made in China and shipped unpainted and unmarked to Europe (and especially Italy) for assembly into a true "European" bike. :P
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