a littlebit of this, a littlebit of that…

Sports

One of my passions – cycling.

When it comes to racing I normally use my road bike, a Stevens Izoard Lite, equipped with a Shimano Dura Ace group. My old mountainbike, a pretty old Cannondale with a Shimano XT group, was just replaced by a new Scott Scale 29er. And what can I tell you – 29ers simply rock!!!

The bicycle I use most often though, is my Fixie – a Felt Brougham, which I ride fixed with a 47:17 ratio. I ride to work every day with the Fixie and once in a while I even race with this bike – mainly 12h “last man standing” races.

And then there are two very old bicycles, which are my are both “my precious”

It’s a Lady’s “Waffenrad” from Steyr Daimler Puch, which dates from the 1940ies and a Gents Waffenrad from the 1950ies.  Both are fully functional and get a couple of kilometers each year.

Especially the lady’s bicycle is a gemstone, as almost everything is still original and in pretty good condition.

So it was worth waiting and looking around for over two years to find the two Waffenräder.

One response

  1. Great blog ! Good reading!

    December 17, 2010 at 20:52

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