Bike received Saturday 09/04/16 from 50 Cycles Richmond Branch. The front tyre was flat and the seat, handle bars and grips had to be set up by me for me, but other than that all very perfect. I went out the front door to test the bike and quickly returned as it was raining quite hard. Sunday morning I’d planned to visit my son in Stanford le Hope, Essex and my daughter in Orsett Village, Essex. I pumped the front tyre up, packed my paniers and set off.
You need to know that I am a 63 year old, semi keen cyclist and tipping the scales at 11.5 stone. I had not cycled for over a year and my usual trusty steed is a Dawes Giro 600 racing bike that even I can pick up with just two fingers. I really noticed the weight of the bike and the different riding position, racing bike down and forward, Kalkhoff upright and pushing through the “buns”. Needless to say I had a huge grin on my face, happy to be back in the saddle and happy with the confidence the power assist gave me. I had a great day and my family enjoyed their trial cycles and they both congratulated me on my choice of bike.
My observations on the difference between my trusty racing bike and my new Kalkhoff are that the Dawes is good for local sprints but my new Kalkohof is a work horse and gives me confidence that I will get up that hill and I can pull away from that junction without being any hindrance to the local traffic. Bottom line is I know I have made the right decision for me at my time of life. I am looking for this bike to take me into my seventies and I am fully confident that it is capable of that request. Happy to answer any question, contact details firstname.lastname@example.org