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Ways to connect: visit my website: http://www.greetzfromgermany.de
Frankfurt Area, Germany
Club Affiliations: BBB - Bed, Bike & Breakfast
Club Rouge Croix
Cycle Time Century
Member Since: November 2006 5 Year Distance Chart
2024 km Traveled: 0
2024 Rank: currently unranked
Lifetime Odometer: 88,689 km

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Have been biking on a nearly daily basis for basically all my life since the age of 5. Got hooked on my first road bike at age 10 when I absoultely HAD to have this 10-speed men's bike which was way too big for me (my dad probably finally gave in and bought it since he figured that he would get to ride the thing often as well, which he did).
Became a really addicted biker only while living in the San Francisco Bay Area for three years where I got introduced to mountain biking and finally and ultimately fell in deep love with road biking.
Am trying to keep my yearly milage up now that I have been living in Germany again since 2000. But am still of the opinion that people here are as nice, but not as cool as the biker dudes and dudettes in CA.
Join the BBB - Bed, Bike & Breakfast club on bikejournal.com and make it a point to come to Germany and judge for yourselves.
See ya! 
click to enlarge 2010 Specialized Langster
Single Speed Road bike
Description:  I finally did it:
Bought my very own "NYC checker cab" bike - transportation through the city's traffic jungle guaranteed from now on

Lifetime Odometer: 530.5 km

click to enlarge 2008 Van Nicholas EUROS
Road bike
Description:  My long-time dreamed-about dream came true as an early Xmas present to myself by the end of 2008: a titanium bike.

What a beauty - real craftsmanship has been put into tons of lovely details. And on top of the aesthetics, it is a smooth, yet speedy ride.
Have a feeling it may replace my "working bike", the TREK 1500, rather sooner than later ...

Lifetime Odometer: 13,060.7 km

click to enlarge 2007 Dynamics LightningXT
Hardtail XC Mountain bike
Description:  fully XT-equipped and sporting a Mantiou R7 fork this one is a very smooth and cool ride
Who needs a fully, if you can ride this baby? (same question goes for disc brakes in my humble opinion)

Lifetime Odometer: 1,095.6 km

click to enlarge 2006 LeMond Zurich (spine design)
Road bike
Description:  A Beauty and a wonderful piece of work, or is it already art? Check out LeMond's spine design of carbon where it looks good and good old classic steel tubes where it makes sense. Even comes with the old fork stem plate, not just a printed or painted logo.
Hope you noticed what an elegant match the rather sleek and modern Tacx Tao bottle cages make for the classic slim steel tubes :-)

Full set of Ultegra components, 3TTT Stem, Handlebar, Bontrager X Lite Race wheel set, Bontrager seat post and CrankBrothers' egg beater pedals.

Lifetime Odometer: 2,269.6 km

click to enlarge 2002 Trek 1500
Road bike
Description:  with a lot of tuning parts and hand-made wheels (the set is only just above 1200 g !!) spinning around American Classics hubs
still looking good and the most reliable buddy for daily spins that I have had in years

No, I am NOT going to give away that frame EVER

Lifetime Odometer: 22,774.5 km

click to enlarge 2001 Merida 
700c Hybrid bike
Description:  A beast of burden that can be trusted to carry my loaded panniers over unpaved, paved, muddy, dusty - well, all sorts of roads and paths. Uphill is a bit of work sometimes - I am blaming the suboptimal set of sprocket sizes for that. But I am not replacing it for a better one as then it might turn out that the uphill strain has actually been due to too much luggage and too little pedaling power ...

Lifetime Odometer: 4,078.8 km

click to enlarge 1998 Trek 6000
Hardtail XC Mountain bike

Lifetime Odometer: 7,159.4 km

click to enlarge 1997 LeMond Tour Malet
Road bike
Description:  Oldie but goldie - nothing has been changed from the original configuration with complete RSX components and Mavic's CXP 10 rims.

And check out how nicely those bikes were made way back when. It even has a real (not printed-only) head tube plate.

Lifetime Odometer: 10,224.2 km

click to enlarge 1994 Trek T100
Tandem Mountain bike
Description:  Oldie but goldie - bought after 10+ years of use (and very good maintenance) from somebody else when the bike had run some 15,000 km already. And it is still good as new - TREK quality at its best.

All the components have been switched to Shimano XTR except for the Magura brakes.

Lifetime Odometer: 643.3 km

click to enlarge 1986 Peugeot Venice
Vintage bike
Description:  This was given to me by my parents as a present for graduating from high school. And it runs and runs and runs....

Lifetime Odometer: 26,822.9 km
No planned events for 2024

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