Hello from Germany

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  1. johnboy

    johnboy New Member

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    Hello,

    I Just bought a motorized bicycle two weeks ago off ebay, hopped excitedly up and down all week waiting for it to arrive, assembled it in three hours and then realised I had a mountain of German bureaucracy to get through before I could enjoy the little machine, so sadly pushed it into the corner of the room and sat there looking at it.

    By shear luck though, and unusually so in my experience, the paperwork went without a hitch and I managed to get insurance documents, and registration within a few days. Rode it to work for the first time today, and I have to say I haven't had as much fun going to work as that for a long time.

    I can feel that this is a hobby I could seriously get addicted to though. Some of the modifications Ive seen are fantastic, and really spark the imagination.

    Just need to find a way of doing it without the wife getting too upset.
     
  2. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill New Member

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    Hi John, I have almost the same red tape here in California! Build one for the wife too.
     
  3. Crazy Horse

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    Welcome to the forum Johnboy, again!

    Like WildBill suggests definitely build her one, if not Gasoline / Petrol powered, then an Electric powered bicycle.

    Just make sure you build her, ( Your Wife ) a Trike maybe a Stretch Cruiser Trike, as an Electric powered she'd never have to listen to a gas engine, and she'd not be annoyed by the sound of a gas engine.

    Again, Welcome to the forum.

    Peace Crazy Horse.
     
  4. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum. Stay off the autobahn until it's broken in good.
     
  5. Russell

    Russell Well-Known Member

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    Welcome! We see some really great builds comming Germany.
     
  6. 2door

    2door Moderator
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    Welcome to the forum. We're glad you've joined us.
    We enjoy seeing what comes from the folks from across the pond.
    Glad you're up and running and yes, these bikes are addictive. You'll be building another one soon, no doubt.

    Have fun, ride safe.

    tom
     
  7. Powertool

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    Welcome to the forum, and yes the bikes are a great way to start the work day.
     
  8. Ludwig II

    Ludwig II Well-Known Member

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    Beachcomber spends time in Germany, and there's Axelkoehn over there as well. They might, but likely might not, be near you.
     
  9. johnboy

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    Thanks for all the welcomes, the wife's got a full bike license, so hasn't got a problem with the noise and the smells, but had to sell her motorbike a few years ago as the kids meant she never really had the time to ride it. Now of course, we can stick a few child seats on the back of the bike (she wants one too now) and take them with us. Should be a fantastic summer.
     

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