Interesting B/W film of bicycles maybe 50's Denmark ?

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Interesting film with lot's bicycles , Vw beetle and maybe Fiat Topolino or 500

Denmark ? in 50's ?

Vast majority of bikes appear to have no brake levers ? I assume they have a back pedal brake ? as there are lot's of old ladies riding them ?

Paul
 
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Coaster brakes definitely. They were super common on the first freewheeling ("coasting") bikes and rod brakes / rim brakes came later on. Their popularity stuck for city riding and this shows to this day in places such as Denmark and the Netherlands. The first bikes had no brakes at all but were fixed wheel.
 
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