Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A European visit today

     Today a cylclo tourist stopped by our shop to have a look. His name is Dirke and he is travelling across America by bike with his wife who is working on a photo project. They are from Germany.  He was gracious enough to let me take a few photos of his bike and converse about cycling. His bike seems  well equipped for a cross country tour and I wish him all the best on his journey. The pedals he had on the bike really stuck out to me. It was a design I had never seen before. They are made by BUIS out of Berlin, Germany. They utilize a sliding (side to side) platform with coil springs on either side of the pedal body.
Here is a link with a lot of info and a video explaining the benefits BUIS PEDALS! Interesting idea. Dirke said that they have been working well for him so far on his tour. Safe travels and thanks for stopping by!


Anonymous said...

What's the pseudo rack over (around) the rear tire? I've never seen anything like it and I can't figure out what it does (not a rack, not a fender). Do you know? Thanks

bikeville said...

it held his panniers, from what I gathered, it was a kind of custom set up.

Dirk said...

You will find more info under Infos for the Pedal under Tanks for the nice blog.