July 1, 2011 § Leave a comment

Oh lord, won’t you buy me a..

the oste

June 7, 2011 § 2 Comments


The Oste is a river in northern Lower Saxony  with a length of 153 km, left tributary of the Elbe.

Amongst others, the Oste has two pram ferries; the ferry in Gräpel is actually manually operated.

Although recognized as an official waterway the Oste has not much ship traffic and roads along the river are carfree. a nice ride to be repeated..

Béret Baquette Ride 2011

May 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

video © Benjamin “Givetogod” Donadieu

This years edition of the french answer to the Tweed Ride –

The Béret Baquette Ride.

Couldn’t make it to Paris that weekend unfortunately..

but am happy to see some dear friends having a great time amongst more than 400 participants on this epic event.


April 23, 2011 § 2 Comments


My new classic lightweight. It’s a Campagnolo Super Record equiped Pogliaghi,

apparently one of the last ones built by Santé Pogliaghi himself.

It has some quite rare Campagnolo Cobalto brakes – a luxury version of

Campagnolo’s traditional Record side-pull brake with a

decorative blue jewel in the brake arm locknut.

The former owner  just build it up to hang it on his wall

in memoriam of his  glorious pro cyclist career.

 Info on Pogliaghi from Classic Rendezvous:

“Sante Pogliaghi was one of the acknowledged masters of post war Italian frame building.He was sought after by top Olympic and Professional athletes alike. While his track bikes, both solo and tandem are most famous, he also made superb road bikes. Sante passed away in the mid 1980s and the rights to manufacture frames under his name were sold to Marc Rossin then to the Basso brothers. Bikes from the 1970s and earlier, made by Sante himself, are highly prized by knowledgeable collectors.”

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April 23, 2011 § 2 Comments

…no need to share the road



blooming roads

April 9, 2011 § Leave a comment


April 9, 2011 § 1 Comment

Finally I’ve received my copy of Michael Embacher‘s book
»Cyclepedia | A Tour of Iconic Bicycle Designs«.
An homage to the beauty of two wheels, this title is a celebration of the best bicycles designed over the past 90 years. It includes pro studio photographs of TT bikes, golden era racing cycles, randonneurs, mixtes, porteurs and also classic examples of radical high-tech machines that use the latest in material science and aerodynamics.
Essential reading for bike nuts, commuting cyclists and design aesthetes everywhere.
this book is not to be missed!
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