Why yes, yes it is.
This was a question which appeared recently on the search engine terms for this blog. I am not sure if the querier (?) got the answer he (or she) was wanting, as I do not have any pictures of men riding loopframes on the blog, but my answer would be yes, and this is why …
- they are easier to mount and dismount, as you can just step through the frame. This is a great bonus for people who may have joint problems or just shorter legs
- all the bike share schemes have stepthrough-framed bikes (even though they may not technically be loopframes) …
Photo credit: official velib website [NB this is not an ad for velib]
- if you are setting up a bike with two child seats, a step through frame is essential, as you will hit the child on the rear seat with your foot if you try to swing it over the saddle …Photo credit: Dutch City Bikes
- while I don’t know men who ride loopframed cycles all the time, I know of at least one who collects old bikes, including a loopframed bike, among other feminine styled bikes …Both these bikes belong to a man. Photo credit for both photos: A New Recyclist
- Sogreni advertises its loopframes as female or unisex, while its diamond frames are advertised as men’s bikes …Photo credit: Sogreni website
- The Dutch ride loopframes whether they are men or women, and, looking at Gazelles, they look decidedly unisex with their shiny black paint …
Photo credit: Gazelle Australia website
So, to return to our original question: yes, it is fine for a man to ride a loopframe cycle!