A swissguy living in germany

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Hi there,
I'm a swiss guy, living in Berlin, germany, married to a beautiful wife and father of two boys (born 2012 and 2013). Currently I am working as teacher in a private primary school. I'm into bikes since my childhood days, always owning at least one at a time, most of the times more... I even made my military service in the swiss army as a member of the cyclist troups (funfact: the guy at min 1:35 in the linked video became my commander about three years after this report was broadcasted)!
My first real build was a touring bike I put together in 1994 and still own and ride until today. After that, for a long time nothing happend until 2013 I started to build a vintage style trailer for my first kid. After that I restored (and pimped) a matching bike from the 50ties, after that I built a new daily out of the frame parts of a chinese cargo bike and from there on it got worse (at least according to my wife:wink1:).

I documented most of my first builds on tretharley.de (sorry, german only) and sometimes on instructables. I go there by "uersel".
As I participated in BO 11 I shifted from documenting on tretharley more and more over here. So I think, this post (and thread) is a good spot to link together my different builds...

Currently I'm working on:

ClearOut (BO14)


And here comes my fleet:

My 50ties NSU with trailer (Also documented on instructables.com):


My chinese daily:


My swiss army bike (I did my military service on this one!):
(I really need to take a better picture of this one...)


In 2015 I built this nice and practical ride: Capitan Terror (documented in german)
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BO11 BarrelBanana Lowrider (2016) (finished thread)
Build thread is here
Meanwhile I took it apart for another project, which I never finished, because the (ruined) bottom bracket is putting up a good fight...


Started during the BO12 in 2017, finished in 2018: The Wolverine (thread 1) (thread 2)



My very first self built bike (1994): Herkelman Trekking Rad, still in use (minus the trailer)


The EggBeater (BO13, 2018):


Neckermann folder (26") from the late 60ties/early 70ties, currently ridden by my wife, will probably be sold as soon as she has got another train station rider or be stolen soon (in Berlin every 7 minutes a bike ist stolen...)
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Unfinished business:

The Swiss Cycl'o'path (started in BO12 in 2017, still hanging on the wall in the basement) Will not be finished, as the frame found another use....


Sold:

Bianchi Bersaglieri (1939 italian military bike, folding bike with full suspension and solid rubber tires) will travel to Indonesia soon together with the military attache...
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Unknown 50ties tandem (will be rebuilt by someone else...)
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Falter Cargo bike (frame was far beyond saving, so it was sold in parts)
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NSU Ladies bike from the 50ties, got it for cheap on a flea market and back home I realized that the frame was broken, so it was sold in parts...
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Welcome/Willkommen--Alle paar Jahre Reise ich nach Deutschland.

Im Raum Dresden werden im Oktober für eine 7-Tage-Fahrradtour.

Meine Frau ist Deutsch, so dass es immer eine Gelegenheit, ihr Haus für ein wenig bekommen.
 
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Nice bikes! Dagnabbit...I just got back from 3 weeks in Berlin visiting with my daughter. Next time I'm there we should catch up for a ride/beer/coffee or the whole trifecta? What part of Berlin are you in?
My daughter lives in Charlottenburg-nord
 
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Nice bikes! Dagnabbit...I just got back from 3 weeks in Berlin visiting with my daughter. Next time I'm there we should catch up for a ride/beer/coffee or the whole trifecta? What part of Berlin are you in?
My daughter lives in Charlottenburg-nord
I'm located in Lichterfelde. That's not that far away.
Next time you are around let me know. I usually have a bike or two on stock for a ride-out... :113:
 
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