Posts Tagged ‘bicycles’

It’s quite amazing what a great power Twitter has. It took me an hour to find the new owner for my Bellevue bicycle. Congratulations @nichtich with an unorthodox and spontaneous purchase! It seems it was a destiny, huh. And I even managed to catch my flight back to Derby. I almost missed it, as usual. 😀

To be honest I miss my bike, it was really weird not to cycle but have a walk through Berlin. I even glanced back at bikes who approached me during my walk. It is an indescribable sound – the sound of pedalling, rotation of wheels and squeaking brakes. But on the other hand, I feel I have finally completed the cycling stage from Copenhagen to Berlin. And I have gained a lot during the unconference of Cycling for Libraries. Look at the statistics of Cycling for Libraries videos – it is quite amazing!

Now I’m really sleepy, I was sleeping all my way in a bus to/from the airport and also during my flight. Such a silence and finally I’m listening to my favourite YouTube playlist. And my Apollo Fever bicycle is waiting for the next ride. I wonder, is it really getting back in the old tracks? I’m sure only about one thing – I’m happy, smiling and beaming a lot. Would like to keep this feeling for a longer time.

P.S. If you meet my Bellevue bicycle somewhere in Germany, say hello to him!
P.S.S. Did you know that there is a Bellevue S-Bahn station in Berlin? I wonder how come..


With every day I start to like Berlin even more. It is amazing how easy it is cycle from one part of the city to another. The most important thing is not to cycle outside the map and the second advise would be to follow S-and-U-Bahn signs. So if you want to get somewhere just check which S-or-U-Bahn station you need.

Beginning of Cycling for Libraries

It is really sad I need to part from my legendary Bellevue which took me from Copenhagen to Berlin in 9 amazing days. Right now I’m packing my bag and afterwards I need to solve the bike-selling-issue. I would love to give it (bike of the day!) to a library related person who would appreciate its value!

Two possibilities are on my mind: to sell it at a bike shop or leave it in a safe place for my next visit to Berlin.

Folding 2-piece tool with 15 functions

If a day before yesterday I had a relaxed morning then yesterday I became a little practical. I did shopping for my bike! Now I have my first bike computer (need to read instruction and comprehend how to install it on my bike and how to use it). I also bought a bike tool kit (31-piece set). I’m a real novice at all these technical things. So all I can do is to list all the small things I have in my tool bag: folding 2-piece tool with 15 functions (6 socket wrenches, 1 hex socket, 1 slot screwdriver, 1 cross head screwdriver and 5 box spanners (with spoke spanners)), a tube patch kit (a piece of sandpaper, several repair patches, rubber cement and repair instruction, of course), 3 plastic tyre levers2 light bulbs (wondering what to do with them), and a cleaning cloth.

I’m really glad I had an opportunity to learn from my older brothers how to use a screwdriver and box spanner. And hope I will manage to use them in case of need. There are a lot of other things I need to get for my bike (like the head/tail lights and a cable lock), but this time I want to quote Scarlett O’Hara: “I can’t think about that right now. If I do, I’ll go crazy. I’ll think about that tomorrow.”