» The “Da Silva”

The “Da Silva”

I will not give that back! My by now precise idea, the tireless commitment of Franz plus the competent work of his manufacturer who, as usual, really had no time to fulfill our wishes, finally created this first class roadster:

Frame made of   Columbus steel, disc brakes, Rohloff Speedhub 44/16, Fox Springfork, Steinbach seatpost – exactly what I need.

Ortlieb lowriders for food, raingear and first aid, the rest on the B.o.B.trailer. Spare tyres not necessary, thanks to Schwalbe company.

Meanwhile, the lighting was upgraded: the Schmidt “L6” was replaced by the “Edellux” LED light. It makes yuo SEE!

A positive side effect of this custommade bike is, that, on tour,   I never had this enormous pain in the legs when starting off in the morning again.

Most astonishing, the first bearing has been in good condition for almost 22.000km before it gave up. But rapidly.


under cover

gut im Regen

good for rain

gut im Schnee

good for snow

bei Sonnenschein


als Muli

as a mule

darf sogar mit ins Hotel

even allowed to sleep in the hotel