Riding my bike across Germany



beitzel

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I am riding my bike from Berlin to Koeln in July-August (after the world cup)
My itinerary is:
Berlin, Brandeburg AH, Magdeburg, Braunschweig, Hannover, Porta Westfalica, Bielefeld, Muenster, Dortmund, Koeln and back to Berlin on Deutsche Bahn.

Has anyone else had experience in any of these towns or Germany in general?
I am staying at mostly Hostels, hotels, pensions, ETAPs, no camping as such.

I am flying British Airways, Finnair and QANTAS - Any issues with these airlines?

Cheers

Chris
 

flexton

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beitzel said:
I am riding my bike from Berlin to Koeln in July-August (after the world cup)
My itinerary is:
Berlin, Brandeburg AH, Magdeburg, Braunschweig, Hannover, Porta Westfalica, Bielefeld, Muenster, Dortmund, Koeln and back to Berlin on Deutsche Bahn.

Has anyone else had experience in any of these towns or Germany in general?
I am staying at mostly Hostels, hotels, pensions, ETAPs, no camping as such.

I am flying British Airways, Finnair and QANTAS - Any issues with these airlines?

Cheers

Chris
Hi Chris,

I've lived in quite a few of these towns over the years and am currently living in Bielefeld. What type of bike are you travelling on?
 

beitzel

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flexton said:
Hi Chris,

I've lived in quite a few of these towns over the years and am currently living in Bielefeld. What type of bike are you travelling on?
A british style touring bike with drop handle bars:
Custom Built for me by Cecil Walker cycles in Melbourne Australia.
Frame - welded to my spec, Reynolds 531 steel Braze ons with columbus
Forks - as above
Crank - Shimano XT triple 48/36/26
Bottom bracket - Shimano XT
Rear casette - Shimano XT 9 speed 11-34
Rear deraileur - Shimano XTR long cage
Front Deraileur - Shimano Ultegra triple
Brakes - Shimano Cantilever, XTR pads
Levers and Gears - Shimano Ultegra STi 9 speed
Road bars - BBB ultralite
Stem - BBB Quadraforce
Headset - FSA Orbit
Chain - Shimano XTR/Dura Ace 9 speed
Seat Post - Bontrager carbon Fibre
Saddle - Fizik Arione
Rims - Mavic A719
Spokes - DT SWISS SSPG
Hubs - SHIMANO XT 36 hole
Tyres - Continental Contact 28 x 700c
Tubes - continental tour all
Pedals - Shimano SPD M540
Shoes - Shimano SH-121
Bike computer - SHIMANO flight Deck.
Mudguards - SKS CROMOplastic
Lights - Niteflux 15 watt halogen (not using in germany)
Racks - Blackburn front and rear
Panniers - Ortlieb sport and bike packer plus front and rear
Topeak bar extender with GPS mount
Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx with City Navigator Europe
RadRoutenPlaner bicycle mapping software.
and no biddens, I use a caribee backpack with Deuter Hyradpack.

I can email some pics I you like...

Cheers

Chris
 

Gotte

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Hey, good luck. I love Germany. I'm off there with a friend next year, well, we're going from Normandy to Osnabruck, so mainly we're in France and Holland, but, oh how I love Germany...