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    american bike messenger traveling in europe...

    hey all, i'm heading to x-days in zurich over new years and then i'm going to be on the continent for all of january and february heading to budapest, vienna, prague, berlin, brussels, paris, barcelona, and perhaps other places. looking for anyone in any of these places who might be willing to show me around or let me know of a place to crash. i've been a messenger in minneapolis, mn for four years now, ride fixed, and i'm interested to find out more about euro bike culture and such. reply or drop me a line.

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    try emailing the Keirin Cafe shop in berlin. they can help. http://www.keirinberlin.de/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceya
    try emailing the Keirin Cafe shop in berlin. they can help. http://www.keirinberlin.de/


    S/F,
    CEYA!

    This is from their link page.

    Messengers Worldwide
    www.messengers.org
    IFBMA Worldwide Messenger Resource hub

    www.bme.org
    Bike Messengers Europe

    www.nybma.com
    New York Bicycle Messenger Assoc.

    www.ahalenia.com/sfbma
    San Francisco Bicycle Messenger Assoc.

    www.londonmessengers.org
    London Bicycle Messenger Assoc.

    www.bc-hellsinki.com
    Helsinki Bicycle Messenger Assoc.

    www.sydbma.org
    Sydney Bicycle Messenger Assoc.

    www.cbma.dk
    Copenhagen Bicycle Messenger Assoc.

    www.frankfurtsfinestmessengers.org
    Frankfurt Bike Messenger Assoc.

    www.warsawcarkillers.org
    Warsaw Bike Messenger Assoc.

    www.bicyclemessenger.com
    Bicycle Messenger Emergency Fund




    Global Courier Companies from A - Z
    www.infinity-express.com
    Amsterdam

    www.velocity.nl
    Arnhem

    www.pedalcoop.com
    Barcelona

    www.veloexpress.ch
    Basel

    www.general-overnight.com
    Berlin

    www.sprint-logistik.com
    Bremen

    www.hercehurca.hu
    www.hajtaspajtas.hu
    www.elitexpressz.hu
    Budapest

    www.mercurymessenger.org
    Calgary

    www.bikesyndikat.de
    Cologne

    www.deadlinecouriers.dk
    Copenhagen

    www.tourdeville.nl
    Eindhoven

    www.crosstownhonolulu.com
    Honolulu

    www.messenger-kaze.com
    Kyoto

    www.velocite.ch
    Lausanne

    www.ciclosmensajeros.com
    Mexico City

    www.checkercourier.com
    www.nyminutemessenger.com
    NYC

    www.urbancycle.fr
    Paris

    www.portlandmessenger.org
    www.magpiemessenger.com
    Portland

    www.godspeedcourier.com
    San Francisco

    www.circuitopostal.com
    Santiago de Chile

    www.bikecourier.com.br
    Sao Paulo

    www.die-radler.de
    Stuttgart

    www.courier-tokyo.com
    www.cyclex.jp
    Tokyo

    www.hermes.at
    Vienna

    www.dccourier.com
    Washington DC

    www.courio-city.com
    Yokohama

    www.veloblitz.ch
    Zürich



    Give them a stop over and say thanks for having the links.

    S/F,
    CEYA!

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    Talk to LoFarkas about Budapest. Have a good time there. Down some Unicum. It'll warm your stomach and brace you for that cold cold winter.

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    Damn, I just moved back to the US from Paris last year, or else I would have hooked you up over there. Really great city, very bike-able. I might still be able to help you out, but I haven't really been there as a tourist, so I don't know how much useful info I can tell you. I can give you the name of some good bars, if nothing else.

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    Hey. I live in Belgium. If you need some info; hit me up. You got to drink some belgian beer while in Belgium. It's the ****! The one you have to try is called "BUSH". Lates!

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    Quote Originally Posted by econobot View Post
    Talk to LoFarkas about Budapest. Have a good time there. Down some Unicum. It'll warm your stomach and brace you for that cold cold winter.
    Yeah, I'm the resident Bp guy here. Sounds like you got a nice plan going.

    I'm just a commuter and BF addict, not really in messenger circles and all that.
    Ex-forum member ella (originally from NY) happens to live here now. She knows all the Bp messengers (she married one) so if you want to hang out w/ messengers/bike maniacs I can put you in touch with her. If you went to CMWC's you may know her or some local messies.

    Unicum strongly recommended, but try some pálinka as well. Vilmos is good stuff

    PM for IRL name/details of ella or other particulars.
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    Do you deny that you are clueless or do you just think that "moron" didn't need to be tacked on there?
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    hey, brother, i'm most likely doing the same thing, same time. i'll start in paris i think, and mostly am looking to move to barcelona. i want to find out about cycling there, as well. but if you need friend and our schedules would coincide, let's go around some. i'll meet up with the squatters in barcelona to live, but other than that, use couchsurfing.com to find free and friendly accommodation.
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    My friend once started making and selling home-made cages for nalgenes. Then the whole summer went downhill when we realized that they fit fortys too.

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    The original post is from over a year ago.
    I bet his trip is over by now.

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    haha, clever eye, deathhare. the three of us that made this active again now admit to proper dumbassery.

    but, hey, op, what'd you find out?
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    Just do the "I'm an ass" sign.
    Quote Originally Posted by kjohnnytarr View Post
    My friend once started making and selling home-made cages for nalgenes. Then the whole summer went downhill when we realized that they fit fortys too.

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    im living in germany (from massachusetts), but will be in austria for the winter holidays. Other than kerin belrin i have had problems finding fixed stuff. there is one shop in the netherlands i have ordered from that offers a bit, but not too much. All the people in the local bikeshops here dont even know much about fixed.. if anything. i know in london fixed stuff is pretty popular, but besides that you rarely see it in europe. most cycling is based around just utilitarian city transport bikes. racks, fenders, bells, big tires, heavy, upright, etc. and sometimes a bit of road riding.

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    search more.. i found track oriented shops in many cities of europe while i was there.. road shops all over as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmotoguy View Post
    search more.. i found track oriented shops in many cities of europe while i was there.. road shops all over as well.
    In which cities, exactly?

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    Haha deathheare... gr tricked me. I wonder how I didn't notice this thread back then tho. Obvious conclusion: I don't spend enough time on BF.
    Quote Originally Posted by dutret
    Do you deny that you are clueless or do you just think that "moron" didn't need to be tacked on there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LóFarkas View Post
    Haha deathheare... gr tricked me. I wonder how I didn't notice this thread back then tho. Obvious conclusion: I don't spend enough time on BF.
    Ha ha. The only reason I did it was because someone got me the same way a couplle weeks back.

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