I was wandering home and spotted this bike, I was amused at the makeshift figurehead so I pulled out my phone and took this photo.
The bikes owner came up to me and told me I had to pay him fifty cents saying “it’s my property”.
I refused on the basis that it’s “on the street, in public.
He then demanded that I delete the photo. I declined, but promised to publish the photo. So, here it is. The figurehead bike.
The festive edition – spotted on Westerstraat just in time for Christmas.
Summer floral edition; spotted on Haarlemmerdijk yesterday.
The Marilyn edition, spotted in the weekend on Nieuwezijdskolk.
A home paint job gives this bike some snazzy stripes. You can see the advantage of pimping your bike when see the “usual” black bikes surrounding this one.
Bright stripes – emulating the catalan flag.
Also note the tourist standing in the middle of the cycle track in the background, he was busy reading a map.
For the non-Dutch a bike with the wooden crate in the front is a “bakfiets”. This might be my favourite bike pimp post of all time.