most of these are not omafietsen!just number 2,4,5 and 6
I wonder, is Leiden so safe or were these bikes set up for the photos? There are at least 4 of them unlocked or not tethered to an "immovable object".
3 of 7 is not most.Frits: All the bikes except for 6 I think have o-locks that immobilize the back wheel. Too often there is nothing to lock your bike to, so even with a chain people often just put it around the front wheel. This seems to be a deterrent against theft, but not necessarily against being thrown in the canal, or made into a bike tree
Leiden is pretty safe... possibly the custom paint job makes the bike less theft worthy? They are pretty distinctive and would be hard to resell. And yes, a few have hand brakes so they are not true omafiets! Sorry! :)
Well I suppose the custom paint jobs are effective deterrents as they make the bike too recognisable. Still, I'm so used to seeing bikes chained to the next rock so to speak.Alicia: hand brakes are not what makes a true oma fiets, or the lack of them. It's the loop frame. And the short connecting tube between the loop and the straight down tube is called a mannetje, for no apparent reason. I've never dared ask the fietsenmaker across the road.
Omafiet: http://www.grailtrail.ndo.co.uk/Grails/bike.htmlWould the above be of some help?L. ;)
a mannetje is a (modest size) Gent, ahem so there ive said itjo schliker