Sunday, August 05, 2012 - Fahrrad manufaktur. Rabeneick, Epple and Kreidler.
Pics above of the Fahrrad T100 with 8 speed nexus gear box, nexus hub dynamo with standlights and all stainless fixings.Gorgeous bike.
With the advent of Tax free cycling to work now is the time for people in the U.K to invest in proper city commuting / trekking bikes.For a price of £450 -£3000 you can own a cycle from what I consider to be one of the top three German made brands--namely VSF Fahrradmanufaktur.These are German made or should I say engineered machines which are both stunning to look at and ride.I brought a selection of these from Germany in 2001 and they are still going strong after years of continual use!
The other brands are all under the same umbrella and I would also advise buying from the Rabeneick range too--particularly Vabene Elite and Pro models for use in and around Cambridge. (By the way the pictures are of the Rabeneick Vabene Pro)
Fahrrad are typically steel frames but more in the quality of British bikes of the past ---the sort of bikes you all hanker after but perhaps find a bit pricey.Well now with the excellent incentives for cycling to work you can easily afford these Kings and Queens of modern cycling!
Take a look at their websites and see for yourselves and please contact me for prices and advice!http://www.fahrradmanufaktur.de/http://www.epple-bikes.de/http://www.rabeneick.de/http://www.kreidler.net/
If you want to come and see or ride the bikes I have many of them in stock .I have the fahrrad T100 in 8 speed hub and multi geared options.I have the T200 and 300.I also have the S200 and S300 citybikes.You will be impressed by the superior quality.
I have the T400's in 8 speed 27 speed XT gearing and 24 speed Deore/alivio guise.
As of now(02/02/11) I have more of a range than ever.I have a great selection of ladies commuter bikes with 3 ,7 and 8 speed hub gears.All with hub dynamos,some with fully enclosed chainguards.Also great selection of gents commuters.Come and have a ride!
Soon to arrive will be the new T600 with shimano 11 speed alfine gearing,the new T-belt now with the same 11 speed gearing and chainguard and T400 and T900 with Rohloff 14 speeds.the T400 rohloff is proving to be so popular that the company can not keep up with demand at present.As I write (05/03/11)the next batch will be available in April.