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The MyDutchBike Store Decamps – Off to Marin County, or Someplace, or Nowhere – Expensive Bikes, Expensive Rents on Market

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Say good-bye to the extremely expensive MyDutchBike sto on Market Street in the Financh. I think. I saw a sign that said that they were moving on up to Sausalito,

But the Yelpers are making it seem like the store just has weird hours, so maybe it’s not gone.

Mmmm…

This place is crazy though, so don’t miss a chance to check it out, wherever you may find it.

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And the best part is the touchiness:

“im glad you have all the time in the world to write BULLSHIT.
you are an idiot. I have what is called real world experience,
something you know nothing of.
get a life, you are not welcome in my company.
I’m sure youve heard this before.
I know much more than you and always will
you dont know how to read
call shimano and talk to them
i know you havent
give it up
you fucking looser”

MyDutchBike in Golden Gate Park

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

It’s the minivan of bikes: 

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Anyway, count this as an actual sighting in the wild – usually I only see these rigs at the uber-expensive MyDutchBike sto on Market Street.

Ah let’s see here:

“Gone were last year’s cheap chinese cargo bikes, so at least no one got turned-off to cargo bikes this year…”

And there’s this:

“To sum it up, whatever “metal” the Chinese use to build their bikes out of is soft, weak, and full of impurities.”

(Hey do you know why Euros spend so much on bikes in Europe? Maybe it’s the 50% tariff on the Made-in-China competition…)

But maybe you’re a San Francisco millionaire with a garage, so here’s the spiel:

“We ship our Dutch bike, Dutch bikes, Dutch bicycles and Dutch city bikes FULLY assembled nation and worldwide. We sell utility bicycles from Amsterdam and other cities in Europe like Oma bikes, also known as Omafiets, or Oma fiets, Omafiet, Abuela, abuelas, GrannyBike or Granny bike and Grandma bicycles,Abuela bikes, Amsterdam Bike. Opa bikes also known as Opafiets, Opa fiets, Opafiet and Grandpa bike, both comfortable, stylish straight up riding position bikes that will last for decades. Check out our Fr8 bikes, or freight bike, gorgeous in everyway and extremely strong for real-life situations like school, shopping, commuting and errands around town, designed by Henry Cutler. Also from Workcycles are the Secret Service or SecretService bikes and are made with Azor frames hand build in Amsterdam. Also seen on the streets in The Netherlands or Holland is the Bakfiets, or Bak fiets, Bakfiets.nl, Cargobike, Cargo bicycle, longjohn, long john bikes, boxbike and box bike. We have them in several colors all with Shimano Nexus 3 and 8-speed hubs. We now carry the fabulous Retrovelo, some say Retro velo or Retrovello, bikes. Retrovelo bicycle unites functionality, city chic and the individualism of its rider. With models like Paul, Paula, Klaus, Klara, Otto Solo/Duo in fantastic colors. These balloon racers or ballon racers are designed by Frank Patitz in Leipzig Germany. We also sell other european bikes or euro utility bikes or Danish bikes from Denmark and Germany. We also carry Velorbis or Danish bikes. Not to mention Pashleys which are English bikes like the Guv’nor. We also have accessories like Yakkay helmets and Yakkay covers and Clarijs and Basil panniers Po Campo and Nutcase helmets and finally Carrie Swedish bicycle baskets. Don’t forget to check out our Umberto Dei bicycles from Italy too! Please visit our shop if you’re in the neighborhood. Our address is 575 Market Street, San Francisco California USA. Did you know that the following cities have the highest percentage of bicycle commuters in the U.S.A? Minneapolis MN, Sacramento CA, Portland OR, Tucson AZ, Fresno CA, Tampa FL, San Francisco CA, Oakland CA, Mesa AZ, Anaheim CA, Boston MA, Washington DC, Seattle WA, Albuquerque NM, New Orleans LA, Oklahoma City OK, Phoenix AZ, St. Paul MN, Long Beach CA, Santa Ana CA, Los Angeles CA, Honolulu HI, Denver CO, Chicago IL, Pittsburgh PA, San Diego CA, San Jose CA, New York City NY, Houston TX, Raleigh NC, Milwaukee WI, St. Louis MO, Cincinnati OH, Riverside CA and Columbus OH, in that order. You landed on the My Dutch Bike website, which is the same as MyDutchBike and MyDutchBike.com.We are open to the public. Public may also make an appointment if not able to make our normal store hours. Please visit our website for hours.”

And here’s something else, on the topic of some customer-dude’s opinion of Shimano roller brakes:

“Here’s the e-mail response to this review I received from Josh, the mechanic at My Dutch Bike:

“im glad you have all the time in the world to write BULLSHIT.
you are an idiot. I have what is called real world experience,
something you know nothing of.
get a life, you are not welcome in my company.
I’m sure youve heard this before.
I know much more than you and always will
you dont know how to read
call shimano and talk to them
i know you havent
give it up
you fucking looser”

And that’s enough for me from MDB.

Resolved: The “MyDutchBike” Store on Market Should Change Its Name to “MyExpensive-AssDutchBike”

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

The MyDutchBike store on Market Street has bikes that are way expensive. That’s The Message, can you dig?

Now, let’s hear from Yelper Luke M:

I’ll just be honest.  I don’t get it so I don’t like it.  The first time I was in here it took me a while to figure out it was a store.  I thought it was a gallery of industrial art pieces disguised as bicycles!   I’ve you’re looking for a big hunk of a bike that costs $3000 for basic breaks and shifters–or you want to pick up a $109 handle bar bag–this might be the place for you. But really if you wanted to get down the street with more style than speed you could probably hire a troop of palanquin bearers for less than the cost of these huge bikes!  Conclusion: Not for me.

And I think the prices are up from last year. Throw in your San Francisco 10% sales tax and you’re looking at a couple grand for the most basic model. Oh well.

Cost? You have no idea how much this rig runs:

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Oh well.

Mayor Gavin Newsom Promotes Google’s “My Favorite Places” Mapping Service

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Our corporate overlords at Google are at it again. Now you can feel closer to celebrities by finding out where their Favorite Places are:

Favorite Places: Introducing a collection of favorite places around the world. Explore the favorite places of local experts from cities around the world. Find out where they like to go, and why, from their own perspectives.”

How about Alice Waters or Al Gore - don’t you want to know which trends they are following? Sure you do.  So don’t fret, just hop on the bandwagon.

Today at City Hall:

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Check it out:

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La Boulange de Polk
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Blue Bottle Cafe
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401 Van Ness Ave
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(415) 621-6600
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Butler & the Chef Bistro
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(415) 346-0800
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(415) 929-7651
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Range Restaurant
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American Cyclery
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(415) 664-4545
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(415) 648-7600
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North Beach Restaurant
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(415) 392-1700
northbeachrestaurant.com
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(415) 550-6971
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The Longest Pink Hummer in the World – From San Jose With Love

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

It’s a little hard to see the writing in the window of this piiiiink 20-passenger Hummer H2 limousine from two-star rated, Santa Clara-based LeGrande Affair, but it says “SWEET SIXTEEN” just so you know.

This machine is a wide-awake nightmare, just so you know. It has none of the class of something like the “Biker Limo.”

As seen on Fifth Street. Click to expand

But save your pennies and this could be you. Someday.