Søren Sögreni recently came back from a prolonged visit to Cuba, the perfect place to escape from harsh Scandinavian winter. Cuba is full of funny, strange and often home-built means of transportation, including bicycles. Enjoy the cute childrens bicycles, the … Continue reading →
Mamiko out of Japan wrote us a friendly e-mail with pictures of Sögreni Bells spotted all over Japan. How nice! Thanks a million, and as one can see, a Sögreni Bell fits all bicycles. http://out-man.jp/829/
In the very south of Japan, in the city of Hitoyoshi on the island called Kyushu, lives Mr Hiroyuki Tsutsumi. He is a bicycle lover, and a few months ago, he ordered a Sögreni Bell in shiny copper. Being a true gentleman, Mr Tsutsumi sent us a few pictures of his baby-blue bicycle with a color-matching wire lock with the new Sögreni Bell firmly attached to the handlebar. Thanks so very much, and even though our Japanese is sort of rusty, we can try and say Arigatou Gozaimasu (ありがとうございます).
Constance has been running the fantastic blog Lovely Bicycle since april 2009, and in her own words it is “at times frivolous and self-indulgent, Lovely Bicycle is ultimately about beautiful, functional, and comfortable bicycles – with a focus on the classic and the handmade”. One day a Sögreni bicycle in need of care came into her life, and the story about how to bring it home on the Boston “T” is really worth checking out! Click here to read the article.
Six safely locked bicycles, waiting for their masters
When you live in Copenhagen, you might think you already saw everything possible connected to urban bicycle culture – but think again! First: it seems like the locals really have adapted the “you need to attach your bicycle to something to prevent it from being nicked” – I think there are six bicycles on this picture, each and everyone properly locked by a wire or a massive chain to the almost invisible bicycle-parking-thing, kindly provided by the city.
How to use those 100 kilometers of channels in Amsterdam
And secondly, if you don’t have enough space in the street to park all of your bicycles, what do you do as a city and you have about 100 kilometres of channels? You simply use a few old barges.