after a long time reading only, here is who I am:
48 years, photo- and videographer, merried, two sons.
After riding a 28" travel bike from "VFS Fahrradmanufaktur" for more than 20 years, I purchased this spring a Red Bull Activa 1, from Radsport Rose. Rose is the biggest bike shop in Europe.
When I don't need my car at work, I go by bike to work and to many other places around.
In our summer holidays we travel from campsite to campsite in the Netherlands and France.
I've done a bit of shopping at Rose webshop myself. It's addictive.
Erwin Rose, the owner, helped me in 1992, when I decided to make advertising photographs of bike components for my design diploma.
He simply gave me a complete Dura Ace group and said: Bring it back when you have finished.
In April I drove to Rose, just to look. Not to buy or order. The employee in the shop said only: "Well, everybody coming in says so." and smiled.
I had a look on the actual Activa 1 (2010), which I did not really like because of the fat head tube. Another guy came shoving another Activa looking better anyhow, so I asked "What is this one?"
It was the 2009 model, 20% discount on the prize of the frame. I rode 20 meters and "snapped into place" on the bike. After checking the space between the heels of my clickpedal shoes and my panniers I ordered...
Great service, great bike. Much fun to ride.