Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    5
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Hello from Greece

    Hello from Greece.
    My name is Vangelis, iwas born in Athens Greece 48 years ago and I still live in Athens.
    I have found in riding a bicycle the ability to maintain my physical status in terms of cardiovascular health and general fittness. I dare say I do a lot of riding....A total of some 5000 Km In 2006.
    It is nice to know that you share so many things with so many people so far away...

    I dont know how relevant to your's my experiences are and will be since Greece is a different bicycle culture and a different market...

    But...I understand many things you discuss, I use some of the equipment you are using and I even light my way at night with a USA built system (niterider).

    I do all kinds of biking

    MTB
    Road
    Tandem
    Folding

    I own an old GT arrowhead (whichis now a backup bike)
    I also have an IDEAL ( greek made MTB no suspension ) in the summer cotage.

    All my evryday bicycles are european...
    I commute on a Brompton folder.(UK)
    I ride mountain XC and all mountain routes with a Niclai Helius CC.(Germany)
    I tandem with my wife on a Thorn Raven Twin (UK)
    I just finished on my first 200Km Brevet on my Thorn Cyclosportif.

    I am looking forward to learn from your discussions and contribute my small experience to the forum.

  2. #2
    Lanky Lass East Hill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Take a deep breath, and ask--What would Sheldon do?
    My Bikes
    Nishiki Nut! International, Pro, Olympic 12, Sport mixte, and others too numerous to mention.
    Posts
    21,575
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hello vangelis, you will bring a different perspective to our community, and that's always a good thing . I think I can say with certainty that many of our members will enjoy reading about your experiences.

    Welcome to BF!

    East Hill
    ___________________________________________________
    TRY EMPATHY & HAVE LOVE IN YOUR HEART, PERHAPS I'LL SEE YOU ON THE ROAD...

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Ancient Corinth, Greece
    My Bikes
    1993 Trek 7000
    Posts
    21
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Υεια σου Βαγγελι,
    I just signed on to the Forums here this week and was looking for other members in Greece. I'm based in Ancient Corinth but my name will give me away as a non Greek. I'm here working in archaeology for the American School of Classical Studies.

    I wanted to introduce myself but also ask if you know of any reliable bike shops in Athens for parts and service. Also where did you get your tandem? My options in New Corinth are extremely limited. There really isn't a market here for better I guess. Hopefully that will change as for the last couple years I have begun to see more and more bikers on the roads. Thanks for any info you might have.
    Best regards,
    James

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    5
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hello James,

    If you may read and write Greek I may give you Greek fora so that you may get first hand information.

    here are some links for stores
    http://www.helada.org/Greece%20Resources/BIKESHOPS.htm

    I have visited :

    www.cyclist.gr
    www.frederikbikes.gr
    Poukamisas Loykas, Dimokratias 77, Melissia ( northern suburbs) 2106139275

  5. #5
    Retro-nerd georgiaboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Morningside - Atlanta
    My Bikes
    2002 Cannondale Badboy, 2004 Bianchi Vigorelli
    Posts
    1,583
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by vangelis
    Hello James,

    If you may read and write Greek I may give you Greek fora so that you may get first hand information.

    here are some links for stores
    http://www.helada.org/Greece%20Resources/BIKESHOPS.htm

    I have visited :

    www.cyclist.gr
    www.frederikbikes.gr
    Poukamisas Loykas, Dimokratias 77, Melissia ( northern suburbs) 2106139275
    Did you compose the soundtrack to "Chariots of Fire"?
    Would you like a dream with that?

  6. #6
    Senior Member Punx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    California
    My Bikes
    2008 Kink Transition with upgrades, 2007 Haro Thread 1 with upgrades.
    Posts
    1,428
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I was born in Athens greece too. I live in california though.

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Ancient Corinth, Greece
    My Bikes
    1993 Trek 7000
    Posts
    21
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Many thanks Vangeli,
    I should be able to work my way through the Greek. It will be a great way to increase my vocabulary before hitting the shops.
    Best regards,
    James

  8. #8
    Member manos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    31
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yeia sou Vangeli
    Regards from Chania_Crete

  9. #9
    Healthy and active twobikes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Caldwell, Idaho USA
    My Bikes
    mid-60's Dunelt 10-speed, Specialized Allez Sport Tripple, Trek 7.2 FX
    Posts
    887
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vangelis,

    I live in the USA (Idaho). We visited Greece this past August for about 12 days and spent time in some of the usual tourist places.

  10. #10
    bac
    bac is offline
    Senior Member bac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    My Bikes
    Too many to list!
    Posts
    7,488
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Welcome to the forum, Vangelis!

    ... Brad

  11. #11
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    5
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by georgiaboy
    Did you compose the soundtrack to "Chariots of Fire"?
    no I did not! That was an other vangelis....


    Nice to hear from all of you dear fellow cyclists,,,

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    7,283
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Would any of the Greek members have any information about cycle touring in Greece?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •