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Old 09-23-23, 09:08 AM
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Hello from Switzerland!

I've been riding bikes (well, typically one at time) since I was a kid, but almost exclusively as transit. For the past decade plus, I was riding slowly but stylishly on a mid-70s English three-speed (Raleigh Sports). But this summer, I started looking for something a bit more, shall we say, efficient. Now I'm riding a sporty single-speed (Schindelhauer Siegfried Road), and now I'm not just riding to work but also riding recreationally. And when I'm not, I'm perusing the forums here, which are tremendously educational. Despite a lifetime of bike riding, this new bike--and the reading I'm doing--is teaching me how to ride in a whole new way...and a new hobby has developed!
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Old 09-23-23, 03:52 PM
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Old 10-01-23, 11:31 AM
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Don't!

Originally Posted by swissycle
I've been riding bikes (well, typically one at time) since I was a kid, but almost exclusively as transit. For the past decade plus, I was riding slowly but stylishly on a mid-70s English three-speed (Raleigh Sports). But this summer, I started looking for something a bit more, shall we say, efficient. Now I'm riding a sporty single-speed (Schindelhauer Siegfried Road), and now I'm not just riding to work but also riding recreationally. And when I'm not, I'm perusing the forums here, which are tremendously educational. Despite a lifetime of bike riding, this new bike--and the reading I'm doing--is teaching me how to ride in a whole new way...and a new hobby has developed!
I envy you. Switzerland is among the most beautiful places on earth. I was stationed in Vicenza Italy in 1978 and would take a train to ski in Switzerland on the weekends. Over and over and over again I fell never once making it down this one particular run. I could, can, hear the old man at the top laughing at me each time I got off the rope pulling me up. At the end of a very long day, never once making the run he pointed to the sign that I could not read. The name of the run was..DONT! I too have had different bikes in my life. One particular bike was probably from the twenties. This was in 1989 whin I lived in Creve Coeur Missouri. It weighed about 70 pounds and had huge tires. But it's single gear was such that never once did I lose a race up a long steep hill that bordered Creve Coeur Lake. So many times riders on their expensive bikes were frustrated at losing to such an ugly tank. Proving to me and others..."It's what's in a man's heart that makes the difference" Although we will never meet ...Welcome. Gene
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Old 10-01-23, 12:44 PM
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Welcome aboard. I know someone from Basel. He has homes in both Switzerland and Emirates, and he alternates between both countries.

If you have any bike-related questions, just ask, preferably by posting a picture or two. Hope you will enjoy your stay here.
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Nice bike!
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Old 10-05-23, 08:50 AM
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Welcome.
I started on a English 3 speed as a kid in the Catskill’s of NYS. Uphill downhill all the time. Riding a bike is about having fun . Ride what you like and enjoy it here on the forum.
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