Yeah, I bought myself a new (well, second hand of course) recumbent: an Alligt Kruiser. (So one of my existing bikes is now for sale at 250 Euros. Actually, it is sold (2010-05-04).)
Ever since I started working at Nelen en Schuurmans in January, I’ve been on the lookout for a new bike. I had two (and a half). One was a bit high to put your feet to the ground at traffic lights. The other one (with both a 1 and a 2-wheel back part) started developing mechanical problems (the 2-wheel backend suffered some broken spokes and the seat itself started cracking last wednesday).
I found a nice-looking Alligt Kruiser. I didn’t know the type, but it turns out only a couple dozen were made as the market segment was too crowded. The bike was rumoured to be solid as stone, but heavy.
I bought him today at Maia ligfietsen in Dordrecht. Friendly service, cup of coffee. I tried it out and bought it right away. And cycled it back home through pouring rain. 60km. Only the last 10 km was dry. Soaked, but real happy with my new bike!
So: happy. Got to make a few adjustments, though:
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