Surprisingly modern vintage

  • 3 July 2019

Wonderfully vintage
Actually, I am just as vintage as the bicycles I handle. I have been the owner and graphic designer at Vormidabel Reclame & Communicatie since 1997, but in the distand past I worked as a bicycle and moped technician. Those bike jitters have always remained. These two disciplines finally came together in 2018, with the idea of ​​giving Dutch bikes from the 50s, 60s and 70s a new lease of life as vintage urban design bikes. So since 2018 my company is officially called Vormidabel Advertising, Communication and Bicycle Design. The latter discipline is better known as Dutch World Bikes.

Vintage Ebike. 'How??'
The first bikes have already been rolled off the belt. The buyers often receive surprising responses. 'A bicycle from 1958 electrically driven. How??' The ingenious rear hub is responsible for this. The Zehus rear hub provides constant pedal assistance up to 25 km / h. No cables, batteries or other electrical waste. Everything is hidden in the rear hub. With pedal kicks you brake the bike and the hidden battery is charged. If you hang your bike on the power at night, you have a minimum of 30 km of pedal assistance the next day. Moreover, the Zehus hub is virtually silent.

Do you not know where your bike went? Then you can trace it via an app on your phone, which you can also use to lock your bike. The hub is then blocked and is no longer usable.

Why actually a vintage Ebike?
On the Dutch roads, it is now teeming with electric bicycles. unfortunately these are often of poor quality. Large batteries in sight and just a little too much cable work. Not an electric Dutch World Bike. A bike with the quality and design from the 50s, 60s and 70s and then also invisible electrically. A test drive and you are completely sold. Wind from the front, up the hill, doesn't matter. Pedal slowly and you will not arrive at your destination sweaty.