Bicycle Repair Man

Bicycle Repair Man

I am a Monty Python fan, and I always remember the sketch Bicycle Repair Man because it made my Dad laugh so much. With a Clink! Screw! Alter saddle! he came to save the day. The humour of Monty Python, taking an everyday situation and stretching it to comedic end, is well illustrated by this example.

I was walking through Amsterdam when I saw the shop pictured, and I had to snap it. I practically laughed out loud remembering Bicycle Repair Man, and what a fitting place – the capital of bikes – to find a reference to that silly sketch amongst the many bike hire and repair shops.

They’re not the only people to have used the sketch for their projects : a refactoring browser written (of course) in Python takes its name from the sketch.


  1. Ale VERGARA

    25/5/2006 at 11:25 pm

    Hola Strudell!!!
    MIra las fotos de Amsterdam actualizadas…TENGO UNA FOTO EN EL TALLER DE BICYCLE REPAIR MAN !!!!
    Wooooooow es increible!
    abrazos, ale

  2. Simon

    26/5/2006 at 5:52 pm

    Hi Ale,

    I just translated your comment via Babelfish :

    Hello Strudell! It watches the updated photos of Amsterdam… I have a PHOTO IN the FACTORY OF BICYCLE REPAIR MAN! Wooooooow is incredible! jijiji hugs, ale

    Cool, that you love Bicycle Repair Man 🙂


  3. Ale Vergara

    7/8/2006 at 10:32 pm

    Thanks! tu parles français?
    Je suis allez à Amsterdam et je pris une photo…mais le web site ou j’avait ecris c’est un blog du Chili…
    c’est dingue!
    berf, de tout façon merci bien pour le “translate”!

    Thank and VENI.. VIDI.. FIETSE!

  4. Simon

    8/8/2006 at 11:06 am

    Hi Ale,

    Oui je parle français…

    Amsterdam c’est génial comme ville, plein de choses à voir et les vélos partout!