I came across an amazing collection of beautiful photos of classic Dutch bicycles. Included are old bikes, very old bikes and extremely old bikes. There are many sharp images of interesting features and details that have long since disappeared and been largely forgotten such as Fongers steering locks and Simplex suspension forks. Also fun for me are the nearly 100 year old images found on glass plates in the Fongers factory. If you love classic bikes or even timeless modern city bikes this photo album is a must see.
I’m a sucker for specially purpose-adapted bicycles so the 1898 Fongers Military bicycle (above) is my favorite of the bunch. Not only is it separable (or folding? – the joint is in the middle) it has a shoulder strap, leather cases filling the frame openings, a spare tire holder and a special chain and chainwheels with a tiny pitch.