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Handpainting a Dutch bike.

Dutch Granny Bike

Problem: my 50 Dutch bike looked like every other bike in the city, more likely to be stolen and easily lost.

Solution: paint it, making it look distinctive, never got lost and thieves avoid easily identifiable bikes.

Result: I was regularly stopped and asked where the bike was from. Re-sold it for 120 when I moved back to the UK.

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