Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Introductions Welcome to the BikeForums community! Please introduce yourself to other forum members here.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-30-07, 02:55 PM   #1
Mr B
X-Expat
Thread Starter
 
Mr B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Indiana, USA
Bikes: Road: Bianchi Via Nirone; Trail: Cube Ltd Team; Ironic Fixie: Bianchi Pista; Fat Tire: Gary Fisher Wahoo; Travel: Dahon Curve; Beater: Trek 7200
Posts: 26
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi from Germany

Well I've been looking over the site for awhile and thought it was about time I joined. I got back into cycling three years ago and bought a Trek 7200, mainly because it was a jack of all trades kind of bike. I use it mainly for commuting. It is set up with a single speed conversion kit for the winter. I might be upgrading the components in the spring.
I also have a 2Danger (Bicycle Outdoor Co's house brand) Vuelta Comp road bike (with 105s and a Truvativ crank) which saw some commuter duty and a Bianchi Via Nirone (with Campy Veloce components, except the Bianchi house brakes, which I'm replacing).
I used to have this rigid mountain bike I bought in Korea in 1989. Road it on three continents until it finally died. It weighed a ton but took all kinds of abuse.
I'm in the market for a fixed gear. Probably going to get a Bianchi Pista. I'm going to be using it for training and riding around town.
Most of my riding is commuting. I've done some day trips with friends and been up to the Critical Mass in Frankfurt a couple of times.
Mr B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-07, 03:12 PM   #2
East Hill
Lanky Lass
 
East Hill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Take a deep breath, and ask--What would Sheldon do?
Bikes: Nishiki Nut! International, Pro, Olympic 12, Sport mixte, and others too numerous to mention.
Posts: 21,514
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Hi Mr B, what kind of distance do you do for your commute?

Welcome to BF!

East Hill
__________________
___________________________________________________
TRY EMPATHY & HAVE LOVE IN YOUR HEART, PERHAPS I'LL SEE YOU ON THE ROAD...
East Hill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-07, 03:21 PM   #3
Mr B
X-Expat
Thread Starter
 
Mr B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Indiana, USA
Bikes: Road: Bianchi Via Nirone; Trail: Cube Ltd Team; Ironic Fixie: Bianchi Pista; Fat Tire: Gary Fisher Wahoo; Travel: Dahon Curve; Beater: Trek 7200
Posts: 26
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
About 40km round trip, so not that far. I have two basic routes, one for the road bikes and one that takes me on some dirt/gravel roads through the woods. I have to say I'm more of a roady, but I like riding through the woods. It really helps me to decompress before I get home to family, and I've seen deer, fox, and even some wild boars on the way. It's got me thinking about getting a proper mountain bike.
Mr B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-07, 03:28 PM   #4
East Hill
Lanky Lass
 
East Hill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Take a deep breath, and ask--What would Sheldon do?
Bikes: Nishiki Nut! International, Pro, Olympic 12, Sport mixte, and others too numerous to mention.
Posts: 21,514
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr B View Post
About 40km round trip, so not that far. I have two basic routes, one for the road bikes and one that takes me on some dirt/gravel roads through the woods. I have to say I'm more of a roady, but I like riding through the woods. It really helps me to decompress before I get home to family, and I've seen deer, fox, and even some wild boars on the way. It's got me thinking about getting a proper mountain bike.
There's some good commuting stories in the Commuting Forum about encounters with deer and wild hogs/pigs/boars . Going through woods really helps with the stress, because it's necessary to pay attention to the obstacles instead of thinking about one's day .

East Hill
__________________
___________________________________________________
TRY EMPATHY & HAVE LOVE IN YOUR HEART, PERHAPS I'LL SEE YOU ON THE ROAD...
East Hill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-07, 03:36 PM   #5
revolator
ROAD enthusiast
 
revolator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bat Cave
Bikes:
Posts: 708
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Welcome to candy land =).
revolator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-07, 08:22 PM   #6
BILLYPATT
Still kickin - most days
 
BILLYPATT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Los Angeles
Bikes: Trek 5200 road bike, Trek 7.5 FX hybrid
Posts: 91
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Welcome! Many years ago, I lived in Giessen for while in the Army. Was often in Franfurt. Loved your part of Germany. Enjoy BF.
BILLYPATT is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:23 AM.