Made in Belgium
When you talk about cycling most foreigners immediately think about The Netherlands. That's just because the Dutch are better at marketing. Belgium has a great history with the bicycle too. That brings us to Dija-Oostcolor, a Belgian family company that builds and sells bicycles since 1946. They produce a handmade bicycle line called 'Achielle'.
Sex and the City fame
Thanks to the 'Sex and the City' star Sarah Jessica Parker, the 'Achielle Craighton Pure Oma' bike became popular worldwide. Nothing special except for the fact that they are completely handmade. Unlike other 'Belgian' bicycles that import parts and assemble them here with parts that are manufactured mostly in Asia, the steel frame and bolts of an Achielle are 100% made in Belgium.
Every Achielle is created when an order has been received. This means it really is a custom tailored bicyle with all the options you opted for. In essence you design your own bike. All models are retro styled. Classic looks combined with new technologies.
An Achielle bike starts at €500, excluding options.