Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Vanmoof No. 3

Vanmoof No. 3 spotted near the Bike Boom shop. If your'e not familiar, Bike Boom is a used bike shop in Davis square, on the border of Cambridge and Somerville , near Boston MA. where we specialize in restoring and refurbishing used and vintage bikes and offer professional bicycle repair services.
I have seen this unique Vanmoof a few times but only managed to take photos of it recently as I was shoppping for groceries in Porter square. Vanmoof is a dutch company making dutch style urban bicycles  with aluminum frames and unique features such as the integrated front and rear lights in the oversized top tube. they also have another bike the Vanmoof No. 5 with an integrated lock. both of these bikes have a solar powered LED light system built in the tubes and they can also be charged using a USB cable. WOW!
I think this is their OTT or over the top model with the 3 speed shimano nexus transmision, coaster brake, and roller brake in the front.
With Trek integrating bicycle computer sensors in their frames and shimano's DI2systems, it seems like the bicycle world is finally embracing technology. I wonder how well these gizmos will survive years of use (or lack of) and whether they will be adopted by other bicycle manufacturers. 


  1. Please contact me at if you want more info on our bicycles. (or visit our website

    Unfortunately we do not have any official VANMOOF dealers in MA. Please feel free to recommend us one (or two) and we'll get more of these cool bikes on the street.

    The bike in the picture is indeed our No.3 model 3-speed. Late April 2012 we'll come out with a 7-speed version as well on both our men and women's models.

    Stay tuned and thanks for the mention in your blog!!

  2. Is it Nathaniel's?