I've been away for some days... life. In the meantime I have finally bought a new bike - dead cheap - only 2500 Danish crowns (335€ - $368) - I have moved fenders, the baggage rack and the lights from the old one (giving it a slightly motley look). It's a Polish company, Romet, and probably not a thing for real bike enthusiasts. But it works and it is quite nice to finally have a bike that is not falling apart. The old bike was worn out and a repair would have cost the same as this one with a new rear wheel and a new front fork. I have biked many thousands of kilometres on this bike and it is sort of sad to let it go, but this one simply works and is nice to ride besides.
The old bike will be given back to Buddha Bikes so they can use the parts for “new” used bicycles. The rear wheel and the front fork is worn out but maybe they can use the frame, front wheel and chain.
Today I took it on a 35 km maiden voyage. I brought it in the train to Hillerød to visit some family that needs visiting and cycled back home to Copenhagen in high sun. A beautiful trip that I plan to do again.