42Hobbies: to come: Elfi

Life is like that: the other day I was with the W126 for cavity sealing and wheel arch repair at Karrosseriefachbetrieb. It turned out that the man is a member of Kreiflerfreunde CologneYou start a conversation and I mentioned that I had the intention to reduce something of my Kreidlerbestände. Apparently, without much interest, my…

42Hobbies: Elfi in the House

I know: you should only give names to children and animals, but in this case it is not my fault. The 1972 RS already called "Elfi" when I traded them. Finally, the name bears witness to the rather extraordinary fact that the first (and so far the only) owner was a woman. Elfi just. Although…

42Hobbies: Elfi Disassembly I

The tank and the seat are the most obvious weaknesses of the beautiful body of Elfi. The tank because it's very rusty on the inside and the bench because it needs a new cover. So, both parts had to be dismantled. Previously, however, I was able to release the lock from the steering and the…

42Hobbies: Change & # 39; 65 Florett Swing Arm Bearings

Small sins are immediately punished by God, average stupidity even later. In my case, it's stupid not to have changed the swingarm bearings of my sheet 65 during the 2012/13 renovation. At that time, the swingarm did not seem to have any play for me. It was not, the rings had an intimate connection with…

42Hobbies: New to the Zoo of 50 Cubes: Solex 5000

From the Solex 3800, we separated again ("us" because the Solex belonged to my wife). In one way or another, I had a bad screwdriver karma on this Solex: every time I tried to fix or fix a part of the room, everything was happening bad or was only an average success. In addition, I…

42Hobbies: Okasion! `75 Mars luxury

I must admit that when I was fifteen, so-called department store mopeds had a cooling factor just below freezing. Anyone who possessed something that had already come with a Kreidler, Zündapp or Hercules so (exactly in this hierarchy). The solo and Mars of the source catalog could not be taken seriously. Totally not cool. But…

42Hobbies: My life on wheels

Anyone who follows my blog – mostly myself – knows that I've split my Benz 126er in the spring of 2017. Not an easy but correct decision. The garage now vacant that I wanted to fill again, this time with a real vintage car, so at least 30 years, but 40 to 50 years more,…

42Hobbies: My life on wheels I: The big brother

In 1965, I was born the third child ten or thirteen years away from my older brothers. since from early childhood, practically since I could say "mom, dad, car". I am fascinated by everything that has wheels. It's not quite innocent, it's my "intermediate" Martin brother, he had to take care of me often. My…

42Hobbies: My life on wheels III: Great freedom n ° 1

My first moped. An important subject. At the age of fifteen, at the height of puberty, a moped could be an important step in personal development. On the one hand, the moped offered the opportunity to reach virtually all motorized world locations. But at least you could leave some distance between you and your parents….