How I did it: Well, I call this one fate.
I had two options:
Option one: Get my brother and/or Dad to check my old bike at home and change the bike chain to finally send it here by post.
Option two: Find a cheap bike at the flee market or on the internet, that does not cost a fortune and that does not need to be repaired.
Option one progressed unbelievably slowly as neither my brother nor my Dad likes to repair stuff.
Option two... well. I went to a flee market but as I do not really know a lot about bycicles myself I was afraid to buy one that might fall apart as soon as I rode it home.
So the other day I met a friend I hadn't seen for a loooong time and she asked me if I by any chance needed a bike.
I just picked it up, it is her old bike and it is called "Uta" and it is an old Diamant bycicle (they are really old and really popular here and some of them are quite hipster :D) and it even has got an old fashioned signal horn, that makes a "Meeep meeep" sound, haha.
Love it. I hope it stays with me for a long time. Read how I did it… 3 months ago
on Craigslist yesterday and bought it. Old Specialized Globe that needs new tires. In the bike shop today getting new tires and a baby seat attached. Really looking forward to riding!
Next task is to get hubby’s bike in the shop for a tune up. 3 months ago
The irony about this is, that I have a bike, but it is just about 500km from where I am in the garage of my parents. As I am not at all fit enough to ride it across Germany I have to think about a way to get it here because I don’t want to buy a new one… 5 months ago
I have a bike now!! :) I’m really, really happy now – I went cycling this evening and it was fantastic – such a lovely day, and it was so nice having the wind rush past as I went along! It feels really liberating, cycling around the countryside :) I can’t wait to check out more cycle routes! 6 years ago
I think I will have a bike by the end of this week :) I’m going to try a couple of shops I’ve thought of that are open in the evening and hopefully this should be sorted by Sunday! :) 6 years ago
I very nearly got a bike today, but was disappointed when the only place I could find one was a shop in the city centre which was too small to have them made up ready to take away. I work during the week and it being bank holiday today, I was hoping to be able to take one away today, but no :( I don’t know what I’m going to do now – I could get it home delivered, I guess… I was really looking forward to being able to go cycling this evening with my boyfriend as it’s a nice day today, but I guess I shouldn’t have got my hopes up so much :( 6 years ago
I have now found out where I can go cycling when I do get a bike. There’s a dene near me that you can cycle in as well as going for walks, so that’s really handy. I don’t know when I’ll be able to get a bike, but I think that it’s worth saving up for sooner rather than later, before I spend all my spare pennies on things I want but don’t really need… 6 years ago
I used to love cycling but during the last years at school, I didn’t use my bike and my parents got rid of it eventually while I was at uni. During university, I did get a bike but my fitness was so poor that I struggled with it, and without having anywhere to cycle other than the roads, I didn’t use it much either.
I don’t like cycling on the roads, but it’s much easier to find somewhere to cycle off roads where I live now, and with my goals to get fitter and healthier, I have renewed motivation to rediscover the joys of cycling :) I hope to get one after I’ve earned some money – I’ve only just started in my new job, so I’ll have to wait a little while! 7 years ago
I got a bike for christmas and I love it so! best gift ever!!! 18 months ago
winter is coming (actually, it’s here) so it’s practically pointless to get a bicycle right now. I think I’ll go shopping for one in March. so goal is on hold, but I intend to come back to it. I miss cycling! 20 months ago