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Old 12-15-04, 03:56 PM   #1
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Not a bit disgruntled (knock on wood)



Well hello. I'm a mailman in the southern Swedish city of Malmö, right across the Öresund bridge from Copenhagen. Above is my ride at work. It's a mailbike made by Monark. And I must admit, I love it

For it's weight and robustness it's surprisingly light rolling, and it loads like a small car, with ease. On the above photo, which I took today, I've hung a third pannier (nylon bags in steel frames) onto the regular two, so I can carry the entire district's mail on the bike (normally you send the mail you can't fit on your bike away with vans to locked containers along the route, but today I forgot that...

My bike at home is an old mountain bike that I'm now in the process of turning into a commuter. But what I'm really looking for right now is a classy older roadbike. I haven't had much luck yet though. Bikeforums has really rekindled my old passion for bicycles, and now I think I'm even beginning to see the point with singlespeeds/fixies...

Also adding to my newfound love for cycling is the fact that all this riding around with heavy loads of mail, and running in stairs, has improved tremendously on my strength and speed! Cars have now become not a threat but a nuisance, since they're so slow and in the way...
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Old 12-15-04, 03:58 PM   #2
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Leave it to the Swedes to have really cool Mail bikes. Welcome to the Forums.
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Old 12-15-04, 04:01 PM   #3
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thanks for posting, i love that bike. it must be great to have a job where you stay in shape as a side effect. i sit in an office between two fat women
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Old 12-15-04, 04:14 PM   #4
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