Batavus in the morning sun


My mother has seriously upped her game when it comes to cycling. Sick of her unreliable hybrid, she’s gone back to her roots (she’s Dutch) and purchased this stunning Batavus Diva.

Many thanks to Aaron at Curbside for being a remarkable help.

We’re heading out for a ride this Friday, I’ll be posting more pictures and a review of this Dutch bike in Toronto!

About duncan

Duncan rides bicycles in the city of Toronto and contributes to the main blog of BikingToronto as well as writing and taking photos for his blog Duncan's City Ride.


  1. Great looking bike! Congrats to Duncan’s Mom! :)

  2. Three speed hub Transmission? Is that a hub break on the front wheel? Painted rims? (hard to tell in the light)

    Totally enclosed drive train. With Kevlar strips covering the tubes, you’d never have to fix a thing on it! A low maintenance, year round bike.

    I’m wondering if this the future of city biking.


  3. Three-speed internal hub? Check!
    Hub brakes front and rear? Check!
    Hub dynamo for the front light? Check!
    Painted rims? No, but they will look good for a long time since there are no brake pads.

    This could certainly be the future (although it’s also the past and present in Europe) of city biking in Toronto.

  4. The I used Google instead of filling the web with useless content. I broke my own rule, “Look it up! Always bring something with you”. :)

    The following link answers all my questions.

  5. Yes the future here, the past everywhere else it looks like. :)

  6. Awesome!
    … also, say hello to your mommy for me.

  7. @ michael – No worries… here’s the link for the bike at Curbside:

    There’s a sale price on the bike in shop.

  8. that is so cool your mom has a diva.. thats great that your mom can ride with you.. My mom is 65 and also tries to ride everyday, it helps that she spends 3 months of the year in holland, that culture really rubbed off on her..

    snap a few pics of you two on your rides.. i haven’t seen a mother and son panda yet..

  9. ‘Xander I’ll get a panda shot tomorrow for sure!

  10. A Panda Shot is when you take a pic of yourself while riding, right?

    I’ve heard of it… but can’t figure out the “Panda” angle. :)

    I should try it. Have to start taking more photos now that I have a camera with me most times (I bought Tracy a new fancy one, so I get her old one, haha).

  11. Have you ever thought about publishing an ebook or guest authoring
    on other blogs? I have a blog centered on the
    same topics you discuss and would really like to have you share some stories/information.

    I know my subscribers would enjoy your work. If you’re even
    remotely interested, feel free to shoot me an email.

  12. I blog quite often and I really appreciate your information.
    This article has really peaked my interest.
    I’m going to bookmark your website and keep checking for new information about once
    a week. I opted in for your Feed as well.

  13. Hi there, I wish for to subscribe for this web site to get
    hottest updates, thus where can i do it please assist.

  14. A person essentially help to make critically articles I would state.
    This is the first time I frequented your web page
    and so far? I amazed with the analysis you made to make this actual submit
    amazing. Excellent job!

  15. Hello There. I found your blog using msn.
    This is a very well written article. I’ll be sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful information.

    Thanks for the post. I will definitely return.

  16. Spot on with this write-up, I seriously think
    this amazing site needs a lot more attention. I’ll probably be back again to read through more, thanks for the advice!

  17. People enjoy the opportunity to solve puzzles and
    move on to different levels. 2010 was another year filled with hilarious viral
    videos. Other merits of comedy podcasts is that you get to listen to the humor without having to
    read anything.

  18. Today, I went to the beach front with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old
    daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed the shell to her ear and screamed.
    There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is totally off topic but
    I had to tell someone!

  19. Hello would you mind letting me know which hosting company you’re utilizing?
    I’ve loaded your blog in 3 different browsers and I must say this
    blog loads a lot quicker then most. Can you recommend a good internet hosting provider at a honest price?

    Thank you, I appreciate it!

  20. Hi there would you mind letting me know which webhost
    you’re utilizing? I’ve loaded your blog in 3 completely
    different browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot quicker then most.
    Can you suggest a good internet hosting provider at
    a honest price? Thank you, I appreciate it!

  21. Wonderful article! We will be linking to this great article on our site.
    Keep up the great writing.

  22. I’d like to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in writing this site.
    I’m hoping to see the same high-grade content by you later on as
    well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my own, personal website now ;)

  23. I was suggested this website by my cousin. I’m not sure whether
    this post is written by him as nobody else know such
    detailed about my difficulty. You are incredible!

  24. Genuinely wɦen ѕomeone doesn’t understand аfter that its
    uƿ to other people tɦat they will assist, so hегe it takes ƿlace.

  25. My brother suggested I might like this blog.
    He was entirely right. This post actually made my day.

    You cann’t imagine just how much time I had spent for this info!

  26. I was suggested this website by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post is written by him as no one else know
    such detailed about my problem. You’re incredible!

  27. Asking questions are truly pleasant thing if you are not understanding anything totally, but
    this article provides nice understanding even.

  28. Cool:) I would say declare it exploded my brain..!!

  29. I got this web page from my friend who told me on the topic of this website and now
    this time I am visiting this web site and reading very informative articles at this place.

  30. Prettƴ nice post. I just stumbleгd upon your weblog and wished to say that I have truly enjoyed browsing your blog posts.
    In any case I will be subscгibihǥ to your feed and I ɦope you wwrite again verү soon!

  31. Hi tɦere to every body, it’s my first pay a visit of this ԝеblog; this blog
    consists of remarkable and truly good stuff for visitors.

  32. Hеya fantastic website! Does running a blog like this
    require a lot of work? I have virtually no expertise in computer progrɑmming
    but I had been hopіng to start my own blog soon. Anyhow, sҺould ʏou haνe any ideas or tips ffor new blkց owners pleaѕe sharе.
    I knoѡ this is off subject however I just wanted to ask.
    Thanks a lot!

  33. After I οriginally left a cоmment I appear to have clicked the -Notify me when newѡ cоmments are added- cҺeckboҳ and now each time a comment is added I recіeve four emails with the
    same commеnt. Perhаps theгe is a means yߋu are able to reemоve mеe from hat service?

  34. It does this through aiding in understanding the
    skills, helping you to customize your ships weapons and equipment and earn credits
    faster. These players will pay lots of money
    for a high-level account. With technological innovations these games and
    the platforms has allowed the gaming enthusiasts to be thrilled and entertained like never before.

  35. Download Jurassic World Game Hack! Watch this video and learn how!

  36. There’s certainly a great deal to learn about this subject.
    I love all the points you’ve made.

  37. Hі, i think that i saw you visited my website thus i came to
    “return the favor”.I am attempting to find things to enhance mү
    website!І suppose its ok to use a few of your ideas!!


  1. […] Batavus in the morning sun (Duncan’s City Ride) […]

  2. […] and son took the omafiet and the Globe out for a sunny spring […]

  3. […] years If you cherished this post and you would like to get additional information pertaining to Rugs Online kindly take a look at the web page. […]

Speak Your Mind