Mr Tsutsumi’s new Sögreni Bell

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).

Bike on the T: a Mini Adventure

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.

Amsterdam Weekend – Filled with Bicycles

6 bicycles, Amsterdam

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.

Bicycles on barges

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.

Rob’s Brass Bell

Robert Prince lives in Brooklyn, New York. He sent us this picture of his beloved green Land Shark now enhanced with a Sögreni Brass bell:

Rob's brass bell

Notice the Cat-Eye, the great-looking black Brooks saddle and the small tool bag – this is clearly a bicycle meant to be used.

These are Rob’s words:
“Your bikes are fantastic. When my in-laws were in Copenhagen, I asked them to find me a special bell. They brought back the brass one.”