125 YEARS FONGERS HOLLAND

Dear Indonesian old-bicycle-lovers,

Because it was 125 years ago that Fongers started making bicycles in the City of Groningen we had a special Fongers weekend in Groningen.

We (vereniging “de oude fiets”) had a tour in and around the city of Groningen, we visited the old Fongers-factory on the Hereweg.

After that we made a tour through the city to the building Where Mr. Albert Fongers started making bicycles 125 years ago, this building is still there (with a memory-stone) and it was even for sale ! (but a bit too expensive for us…Hehehe…)

Than we visited the museum where a lot of the history of Fongers was shown by a lot of old material of the factory was shown and also a number of old Fongers bicycles.

Than we went to the old Fongers archive where a lot of very nice old Fongers Photo’s were shown.

The Bicycles in the museum are mostly from collectors in Holland (1 of mine also)

The oldest made in 1901, with a nice original tandem from 1903 and a number of other beautiful examples, even a Highwheel that should be made by Fongers, but we are not shore about that.

Because of the poor light in the museum I could not make good photo’s with my little camera, the photo’s from the tour with 100 old Fongers bicycles are better.

There are a lot of photo’s, choose out the best you think for publication on the sepeda wordpress website if you like,

Greetings from the Fongers-city of Groningen,

Andre Koopmans

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Karena pada hari ini 125 tahun yang lalu  Fongers mulai membuat sepeda  di Kota Groningen, kami punya libur khusus Fongers di Groningen.

Kami (Vereniging “de Oude fiets”) melakukan tour  di kota dan sekitar kota Groningen, kami juga mengunjungi pabrik Fongers lama di Hereweg. Setelah itu kita melakukan perjalanan melalui kota untuk melihat bangunan dimana Mr Albert Fongers mulai membuat sepeda 125 tahun yang lalu, gedung ini masih ada (dengan batu-memori) dan bahkan untuk jual! (Tapi terlalu mahal bagi kita … Hehehe …)


Kemudian kami mengunjungi museum dimana  sejarah Fongers banyak ditampilkan dilihat dari banyaknya  material lama pabrik itu  dan juga sejumlah sepeda Fongers tua.

Kemudian kita pergi ke arsip Fongers tua dimana banyak foto Fongers tua yang ditampilkan dan dalam keadaan baik.


Sepeda yang ada di museum ini adalah sebagian besar dari kolektor di Belanda (termasuk 1 punya saya )


Tertua dibuat pada tahun 1901, Salah satunya tandem original tahun 1903 dan banyak yang  lainnya, bahkan sebuah sepeda Highwheel yang katanya dibuat oleh Fongers, namun kami tidak yakin tentang hal itu.


Karena pencahayaan di museum kurang dan saya ambil dengan kamera pocket sehingga  saya tidak bisa membuat foto yang bagus  , tapi foto  tur dengan 100 sepeda Fongers tua gambarnya  lebih bagus.

Ada banyak foto, silahkan pilih  yang terbaik menurut Anda untuk dipublikasikan di situs wordpress sepeda jika Anda suka,

Salam dari kota-Fongers Groningen,
Andre Koopmans

On my way through Groningen I saw this Simplex crossframe, just parket between other bicycles and daily used, I made a picture of it for the Simplexians in Indonesia, hehehe !

also on my way through Groningen I saw this Gruno lady’s crossframe, just parket between other bicycles and daily used, very rare bicycle in Holland, I never saw one before Foto 2,3 & 4

Gruno

Gruno cross

koleksi musium fongers

Fongers tricycle

Fongers military bicycle..very rare

Gear

Gir fongers buatan tahun 1901, dimana kalau di cermati pedal dipasang tidak menggunakan drat ulir tapi menggunakan jepit dengan baut di ujung lengan pedal.

Bisa nonoton film sejarah fongers

Fongers Koleksi anggota "out de fiets"

1905 Fongers BCC 60 with exentical gear (only the frame is original Fongers)

1903 Fongers tandem, front for the lady, back for the man, steering is from the back, lady could (can) not do this properly…. Bicycle in original colours, it is an absolute beauty and probably the only one that is left over from these old Fongers tandems, it was also in the museum, this has been an very very expensive tandem in 1903 !!!

1905 Fongers BCC 60 and 1908 BB60, both with exentical gear

Ini adalah cucu dari pendiri Fongers...namanya juga ada fongernya. / his is a grandson of the old Mr. Fongers, His second name is also Fongers, he was our special Guest during this weekend, he enjoyed it very much !

Menuju ke pabrik pertama Fongers

BB milik kang Andre...masih nyari system remnya tuh...barangkali ada yg punya, kalau ada mau di tuker ama gazelle tp ambilnya dari belanda di goes ya

Batu pertama pembangunan pabrik fongers

Gedung yang terletak di A Kerkhof Groningen dimana untuk pertama kali Albert Fongers membuat peralatan utk kendaraan roda 2 termasuk sepeda fongers

Pabrik fongers ini masih kokoh berdiri dan oleh ahli waris akan dijual...barangkaliada onthelis yg tertarik membelinya..yang pasti orang yg beli nanti sangat beruntung.

Hereweg 85 in Groningen, we in front of the beautiful made front of the Fongers factory build in 1896.

40 thoughts on “125 YEARS FONGERS HOLLAND

  1. Thanks a lots for sharing the Fongers Anniversary .Nice weather and very nice collection really makes OKI FONGERS, one of the Grand son of Mr. Albert Fongers that still live in Karawang, Indonesia wants to go back to Holland in a very near future. Have a nice visit your highness mr. Fongers, don’t forget to bring me, sadel hygia Fongers yes!

  2. Thank you for placing the photo’s, I hope you liked it, but there is something every Fongers-lover mUST see;

    http://www.beeldbankgroningen.nl/?Menu=resultaat&Submenu=detail&s%5bdetail%5d=326720

    More than 1700 old Photo’s of the old Fongers Factory, bicycles they made, and many many details !!!!

    Go to the site, than klik; “home” and than type in the “search” (zoeken) “FONGERS”.
    You will find a lot of very old Photo’s of almost every type of Fongers and you can go into detail very good with most Photo’s.

    This site is realy everything a Fongers-lover can wish !!
    I think it is a super-site, I hope you like it too !

    Greetings from belanda,

    Andre

  3. thank’s for the picture mr. andre 🙂
    can i ask you about the dynamo and lamp at the picture of grandson of the old Mr. Fongers?
    thank you.

    Klo ada duit aja, langsung ke groningen nih.
    cari ilmu di musium Fongers haha.

  4. Semoga suatu ketika Kedubes Belanda di Indonesia mau menyelenggarakan pameran sepeda Fongers di Jakarta…cukup dengan materi 10 sepeda saja yang full original pasti sudah menggegerkan dunia sepeda onthel Indonesia…

  5. Hello Ichwan,

    The dynamo and lamp at the picture of grandson of the old Mr. Fongers are a very old BERCO set. (~1913)
    This bicycle is owned by Theo de Kogel and the lamp and the dynamo are very rare, it was the first set that Berco sold in Holland and this set was more expensive than the whole bicycle in those years !!
    You can imagine that there were not a lot of these Berco-sets sold.
    I had never seen the dynamo and the lamp before.

    Greetings,
    Andre

  6. Untuk Mas Sahid,

    Untuk Mas Sahidnugroho sebaiknya bukan hanya pameran onthel Fongers saja, tetapi sekalian Pak Dubes beserta Stafnya pakai onthel dari Holland diajak ngonthel bareng dengan onthelis Indonesia, tempat bisa disesuaikan.
    Okey Mas trims.

  7. Selama aku memiliki dan mencoba berbagai merk sepeda !!!hanya Fongeres yang paling berkesan !!TOP!!punya keanehan sendiri sewaktu kita mengendarainya!!!percaya ngak !! buktikan sendiri !!

  8. Kenangan manis dan kenangan pahit , mengingat sepeda kesayanganku adalah FONGERS ,waktu masih sekolah SD, dengan setia mengantarku kemana kupergi really a sweet memory, the sad part , that I have to depart dengan sepeda kesayanganku yang kinclong , krn Ibuku perlu uang untuk makan kami sekeluarga , I just hope someday bisa ketemu kembali dengan sepeda kesayanganku ,,

  9. Fongers, sebuah brand image utk sepeda. Ketika aku masih kecil selalu dibonceng ayahku dengan Fongers D55. Itu kejadian tahun 1978-1980. Sampai kini sepeda itu masih terawat dengan sangat baik dan masih dipake utk beronthel ria di club PASEKUM. Kenangan manis itu tak akan aku lupakan utk sebuah FONGERS.
    Kini ketika keinginan mengulang memoriku begitu kuat, aku telah bisa mewujudkannya dengan sebuah sepeda Fongers CCG60 tahun 1924 (2411-27) yang berhasil aku miliki beberapa waktu lalu. Sekarangpun aku selalu menyimpannya . Konstruksi Fongers yang begitu istimewa terutama pada penyebaran titik beban di frame-nya, membuat sepeda ini amat sangat nyaman untuk dinaiki. Thanks Pak Albert Fongers yang telah menciptakan sepeda ini. Thanks Mr Jos Rietveld for your advice. Thanks berat buat Mas Andyt dan teman2 Surabaya.

  10. Hello Ichwan,

    The Berco dynamo and lamp at the picture look a lot like the one on you photo, but they are not exactely the same.
    The ones on the bicycle of Mr. Theo de Kogel are older. These were the first that Berco made, later they were a bit modified (made better), but they are based on the same principal.
    I do not have detail Photo’s of this set, i’m sorry.

    Greetings,
    Andre

  11. Thank’s for reply mr. Andre

    Nevermind, maybe i can found more photos on internet
    by the way, you should come to indonesia
    i’m sure a lot of friends here will gladly to meet you 🙂

    Best regards,
    ichwan.

  12. Hahaha, I would like to come to Indonesia, I have been invited before, but I am busy with lots of work, at work and building my house.
    And flying to indonesia costs a lot of money, all I have is going into my house/wive/kids…the few coins that are left over I may spend on a few old bicycles to keep me happy (hahaha).

    Maybe later, or you come to Holland and go home with your luggage filled with nice old bicycle-things !

    Greetings from a warm Holland, it is 31 celcius here, I like it !

    Andre

  13. Ngak tertarik ah.3 setengah abad dijajah belanda.masih aja cinta produk belanda.lebih baik cari onthel lain asal jangan yg buatan belanda.

  14. @ andre koopmans nice nice your bike , by the way i have never seen your “magneet” it isnt made in holland . tell me abaut magneet history , couse i ve magneet cycle n magneet motor cycle

  15. salam onthel
    dengan hormat para Profesor onthel seluruh nusantara

    saya penggemar baru sepeda onthel, terutama merk fongers, gazelle, simplex. dibawah ini saya mau nanya mengenai sepeda onthel fongers yang saya punya:

    1. nomer seri di pipa bwh stir H60 sedangkan di bwh sadel S65, klo boleh tau tu speda buatan thn brp? trus yg jd acuan yg no seri sebelam mana?????

    2. sepeda saya model rem torpedo merk burung pelek dpn-blk 36-36, stir polos tinggi mirip simplex tp agak pendek n agak ” melebar ke samping kiri n kanan” apakah itu stir orinya? soale g ada tulisan fongers spt stir fongers kebanyakan

    demikian pertanyaan saya

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