a quick update: the TWIKE has arrived in bremerhaven. it will wait in freezing temperatures until jean-claude arrives this friday to collect it. he will then proceed to hamburg where the TWIKE will then be transported by train to lörrach. just a short drive across the border from there, TW560 will receive the required TLC by ralph schnyder and his team at dreifels in sissach.
dreifels has offered me to repair the TWIKE free of charge – thank you very, very much, guys!
i can not imagine TW560 being in better hands than ralph’s > he, after all, in 1986, created the first TWIKE prototype and was/is involved in the development of all aspects of the series production model. even today, he still develops battery systems for the TWIKE (i bought my LiFePO3 batteries and controller from them last year)