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A week in the life of Olaf the Cyclist

As  the sun is rising higher and higher above the horizon, Olaf has become more and more busy. Between preparations for Berliner Fahrradschau in the land of bier, wurst and no-speedlimit horseways; taking moving-pictures for a new villagefunding campaign and production of goods, there has been very little time for sleep. But mythical as it may sound, under the label of labour of love, it has been a very enjoyable week indeed.

So what is Olaf making for the villagefunding campaign?

Villagefunding platform by the name of Kickstarter has been a huge help to Olaf’s business thusfar. After the first campaign, Olaf has been on a quest to design the perfect urban bicycle. He has been looking for the perfect balance between comfort, practicality, speed and personalization. After testing of different components since the end of the summer, Olaf is now happy with the setup. He won’t go into details just yet, but took a selfie to give a first glimpse:

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What will be new for Berliner Fahrradschau?

After thorough tests of the bicycle-whale-carrier, Olaf has been perfecting production methods and equipment. He has prepared the tubing for a new version of the bicycle-whale-carrier with lovely laser cut frame attachments. The TIG type blacksmith machine still needs a barrel of Argon, and the new version will be ready next week. In addition Olaf has prepared a bunch of prototype elk-horn-antler-bike-rests that will be sold for quite a few gold coins fewer than the normal models.

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Olaf and the bicycle-whale-carrier

So make sure you stop by Berliner Fahrradschau if you’re in Berlin between 18-20 of March.

There was also a day when Olaf managed to curb his enthusiasm for selfies and took pictures of the upgraded new elk-horn-antler-bike-rests. Upgrades include a chromed pipe vs previously painted pipe and a laser cut logo. Head over to our shop and treat yourself to a lovely storage solution for the new season: http://kpcyclery.com/

The Bike Hanger in black on a wall with a bicycle - KP Cykler

Lastly a pro tip from South Africa – get a fast bike or you’ll get run over by an ostrich.

 

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The Legend of Olaf the Cyclist

Once upon a time in an Østerly land, a man of great power named Olaf the Cyclist was caught in a snow storm. Blinded by the blizzard, he could no longer see the way home after deer hunting. He tried to keep straight, hoping that if he doesn’t go in circles, he can reach safety, just as long as he keeps going, and keeps going straight ahead. But the storm wouldn’t calm, so this great man fell down in exhaustion, and was frozen in time.

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Many cold years passed, and Olaf the Cyclist remained frozen, until one day, the skies cleared, the oldest of flags, Dannebrog, fell from the heavens, and a big melt started. Olaf slowly melted with the snow, his lungs gasping for air. He had no idea what had happened, but he felt a time of change ahead of him. He picked up his bike and started pedaling and soon realized he was in a place he had never visited. The snow storm had taken him to a far away land.

Guided by the stars and the sun, he started going South. Soon he encountered first people. These people were not the people of Olaf the Cyclist, but people from another tribe. They even had different bicycles. Some of these people did not think much of Olaf’s bike, and compared it to a gutted fish with only the skeleton remaining, yet some of the people were curious. Olaf the Cyclist saw their curiosity and let them too try to ride this machine, locked in time.

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Olaf thought about going further South, but before getting back in the saddle he realized something – what if it is a sign. Perhaps this is an opportunity to build these slim, fish-like bicycles for the people of this land. He had heard good things about these new people and heard that these people like things that are made by hand, not by large windmills.

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So Olaf the Cyclist got to work as he had always known that one day, he will love creating something valuable for other people. Soon, Olaf was creating more and more with his two hands and he wanted to share his lessons with others. He decided to put up a board in his village on which he would post messages every week. So he set to work, he organised topics on his friends, his goods, and about the cyclists of lands near and far. He put up the first letter, sharing how to set up a device on your bicycle to carry whales on dry land. The paper was very successful and many people stopped at the board and read what Olaf had written with a help of a poet from a land across the sea.

To make life easier, Olaf the Cyclist bought pigeons to deliver messages to the board readers, so that whenever there is a new paper up on the board, people would get reminded and would not have to walk the board every day. Showing great respect to everyone who signed up for pigeon mail, Olaf will give away a set of Magnetic Lights to those subscribed.

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