An utterly peripheral observation concerning Danish and Australian bicycles

Preparing for a recent ride across the old Greater Frisia, from Groningen in the Netherlands to Ribe in Jutland, I noticed a profound difference between Danish and Australian bicycles – all of it to do with the weather. Danish bikes come standard with mudguards and water-and-dirt-proof internal gears, but hardly a bidon (water-bottle holder) to be seen. By contrast, Australian bikes come standard with bidons, but mudguards and internal gears are found with difficulty.

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