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Tools 2.0 online April 1st

Published on 30 March 2010 00:00, edited on 01 April 2010 12:14 (405 times viewed) 10Comments

For many years already, fulfils the desire for recumbent related information. But age comes with problems. So the old site will retire per 1 April 2010 and a successor will be launched at the same address.

During the years, more and more components have been added to and the site has grown to become the site as we know it now. The increased functionality gradually decreased the transparency of the technology behind the site. Already in 2005 it has been concluded that proper maintenance became difficult. Add to this the increased demands modern society puts on the Internet (modern browsers, mobile internet etc) and the need for a refreshed site becomes obvious.

When you rebuild a site, you get the opportunity to give it a total makeover. It also allows a fresh and modern look and layout. Below some more detail on some various aspects.


Within the site, the layout has been completely refreshed. A clear and factual expression, but still with a pertinent recognizable stile. It is up to you, the visitors, to judge the new looks of


Most of the functionality of the well established will be maintained on the new site. But space has been created for new aspects. Visitors will now have the opportunity to comment on news items.
On various places you will find relinked content from other sites, like Twitter, Google News and Velo Vision.

The classical layout with a menu on the left hand site (since 1999) is replaced by a top-line menu offering new functionalities. Pull down lists give a broad range of further options and choices. We anticipate that this makes navigation around more convenient to our visitors.


A comprehensive site like is not easily transfered from old to new in one day. 2.0 will start with a limited functionality and after launch one by one additional items will be released.
Switchover will be as from 1st April:

  • Base functionality (layout, login, logout, user registration etc)
  • User profiles (old 'who is who')
  • Calendar for events
  • News items with comment function
  • Market place (for sale, wanted, lost and others)
  • Bike model overview
  • Accessories

Shortly the following will be added:

  • Home built
  • Clubs
  • Races

All other current functionality will be maintained in a frozen state through Gradually these functionalities will be added to the new and one by one defrosted.

A staggered reprogramming has been chosen to get the new site life as soon as possible. This provides speed for the transfer. Maintenance of the old site takes a lot of effort from the technical crew. On top of that, gradual adding of components allows immediate user testing and feedback, which is essential for a high quality reprogramming.

We welcome you on the new site and of course we like to hear from any problem you may encounter. For content related matters please contact , for technical issues and error messages contact

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Comments (10)


Gefeliciteerd met de nieuwe site


ganseij, 31 Mar 2010 22:52


Gefeliciteerd, goed werk!


escay, 31 Mar 2010 23:33


Dank aan alle mensen die hier vele uren werk in hebben zitten.
Het ziet er goed uit!


mavrie, 01 Apr 2010 06:10


Iedereen bedankt die hieraan meegewerkt heeft!

Eerste indruk is een mooie functionele moderne site. Fijn dat je kan reageren!

Groet, René - de oude site krijgt een plekje in Nederlands webarchief (de nieuwe trouwens ook) -

rene, 01 Apr 2010 08:20


Één april, kikker in je bil!!!! Morgen draait de oude site weer.

Nee, serieus: mooi werk mannen (en eventueel dames?)

wfvn, 01 Apr 2010 09:04



RodePioneer, 01 Apr 2010 10:24


dat zal een mooie bak zijn quemo!

marcel82, 01 Apr 2010 11:14


Gefeliciteerd! Is erg mooi geworden en heeft een super uitstraling


GREYHOUND, 01 Apr 2010 14:20


Mooi geworden, even wennen, verbetering van het gebruikersprofiel met avatar + foto is zeer welkom. Hopelijk blijven de meeste discussies wel op de mailinglijst, en verhuizen ze niet als commentaar naar de nieuwsitems.


, 01 Apr 2010 16:28


Het is mooi geworden, proficiat. Ik moet mij avatar eerst nog wel even goed vierkant snijden voordat ik hem upload. Nu moet ik nog tijd en zin zien te vinden om iets aan de wedstrijduitslagen te doen.

toni, 01 Apr 2010 23:55 2.0

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