Tag: Berlin

Topics: Bicycle, General

Living in Berlin, part 5

Also see part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4.

Autumn and winter in Berlin…

I’ve been living nearly nine months in this city now and I will soon have experienced all seasons here. It was certainly a good decision to move here in spring and not in winter – because this can be quite uncomfortable in Berlin. The group Seeed expressed this quite spot on in their song “Dickes B”: “Dickes B, home an der Spree, im Sommer tust Du gut und im Winter tut’s weh.” (fat B, home at the Spree, in summer you’re good and in winter it hurts).

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Living in Berlin, part 3

Also see part 1, part 2.

I’ve been living in Berlin for half a year now – and nearly three months in the new flat. By now I can say that I arrived, even though there are still many unknown places in the city and many things to explore. I find my ways to the office and to friends without a map and I still enjoy it to be able to use my bicycle most of the time.

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Bicycle parts stolen in Berlin

Surly without saddleA couple of days ago the saddle on my every day crosser got stolen :-(. At least only the saddle and not other parts as well.

It was a pitty anyway as also a screw on the seat post was missing which you can’t get easy as a spare part due to its special diameter (M7). In fact the seat post got unusable because of that.

I bought a new seatpost by Ergotec and a saddle. Instead of the Brooks B17 there is now a “plastic saddle” by Terry which is hopefully not that attractive for thiefs. At least the new saddle is quite similar to the B17 in its dimensions and it is also quite comfortable.

My Surly in Berlin

Sury Crosscheck and Berlin oldieNearly two weeks I could stand it without my Surly – but today I finally took it out from the self storage in Lichtenberg and took the opportunity to do a little tour through Berlin on the way back (from there to the appartement it was about 13 km).

Now the Berlin Oldie and the Surly stand together in the backyard. The Berlin oldie will not be used very often in the near future, but  I will keep it for guests or in case I don’t want to take the “good” bicycle with me. And generally you can not have enough bicycles anyway ;-).