My name is Nick, I'm 28 (as of today!) and I live in Loughborough. I learned to ride relatively late, when I was 14, but didn't stop pedaling since! If I'm not sitting down, I'm on my bike, you'll rarely see me walking. I currently have 3 bikes (see the picture below), but because of lack of space, I want to sell one of my racers. I wrote a more detailed post in http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... start=1048
and would appreciate feedback from this forum.
I traveled and lived in many countries and I had the chance to ride some interesting bikes. My first ever bike, the one I learned to ride on, was a Romanian Pegas Compact folding bike. (similar to this one: http://img.studentie.ro/Vand-bicicleta- ... -Pegas.jpg
) I moved on to 700c right away with my grandmas bike, a Swiss 60s/70s Allegro 3-gear (Sturmey Archer) (similar to this one: http://www.ricardo.ch/kaufen/sports/rad ... 711865260/
but with straight (and very narrow) handlebars, which were fitted later by my grandad. The 3 gears were broken, and the bike was stuck in 3rd and I couldn't find anyone to fix it. Getting it going was difficult, but once it got going, it was gone! With narrow handlebars and high gear it was good for going fast in a straight line, which is what I grew to love. Since then I was only riding 700c road/touring bikes and occasionally Dutch-style city bikes and 2 mountain bikes, which I rode during my work abroad. Some include a 70s Peugeot PX8 (similar to this one: http://www.revelo.at/ebay/peugeotpx-138 ... -61794.jpg
) and the one that I have at my parents' place, the 1970s West German Bavaria Lindau touring bike (see below), which is rusty but rides well when I'm visiting my parents. Like most of you I'm a fan of old bikes and I like spending time restoring them (or getting them restored, when it's beyond my abilities and facilities) and giving them new life. I hope you enjoyed my little cycling history and I'm looking forward to your replies. Cheers!