Sunday, September 16, 2012

France, Germany, USA

I recently got back from a little trip to see family and bikes in Europe.

French bikes street scene, a nothing fancy VTT.
the luggy champ
le pizza seat
Great names
There were some real gems too, like this one. It was unbranded, or at least repainted. It had amazing brakes!

Sorry about the non-drive side...novice stuff

Then some stuff from Germany.
Where did you leave my Fashion bike Skully?
This is the faceplate on a Konrad, the local bike share in Kassel. Nice technique to keep the parts on the bike. I met a nice guy in SF who sells a similar thing that he calls Bicycle Bolts, smart parts!

Germans have the smartest bikes! It's crazy, it seemed like everyone had fenders and generator hubs, racks, all the good stuff. I'm jealous y'all. This thing below is a Patria. I'd never heard of it but saw another one in a bike shop that was the touring model, also lugged. Very cool. They even make a rigid mtb.
Inspired flipped bars
This is not a bike. It's my friend's new house.
And nearby I spotted this rusting in peace.

pump peggin'
fast backin'

The choromed fork was snapped off...
some crusades stuff...lantern mount?
After that I was looking everywhere for bikes!
Back home we finished up this long forgotten project. It's an 84 Stumpy that you might remember from posts of the past finally built up right. (larger tires forthcoming)
Dirt riser with Bar Cons from Brian's MB1
Newer better brakes
nicer cockpit setup for a dirt tour style

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