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WWII 1943 Swiss Military Bicycle

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1943 Swiss Military Bicycle

original

original

original

original

original

original leather

original

Torpedo coaster hub brake rear / Push-rod lever front

what still works: the original tires, Dynamo lights, key for the spoke lock.

what doesn't work: the bell and frame pump

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beautiful. that baby should

beautiful. that baby should be in a museum. i want!

Wow..

Bike is gorgeous..

:)

Thank You sir.

I just rebuilt the frame pump too. It had a crack in the ruber tube, so I cut it down, replaced the seals and now it works perfectly!

1906

The 'winner' back then is in fact +100 years old by now :D
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However, the only thing that Chuck Norris is still scared of, must be Jens Voigt:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiNrMy0nxWw (finishing stage on a children's velo)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuKDzlmwMdY (interview after crash, different velo though)

rad

this bike looks mean. I swear ive seen a video somewhere of a guy racing one of these against a roadbike on some swedish tv show(youtube). The rider with the military bike actually wins too.

downhill?

Thanks!

were they going downhill? If so, I believe it, this thing weighs like 55lbs! lol

love

these bikes.
had the privilege of collector living in the area of a shop i worked in south jersey so i got to tinker with them alot.

awesome

awesome! Do you happen to know the tire size? I want to preserve the original ones that are a bit dry rotted. I know if I keep riding on them I'm going to blow one out eventually. I have seen 650b but maybe something else?

Thanks!

Also, do you see anything wrong with me using some Phil's oil to lube up the hubs and bottom bracket?

650b is right.

and the only place to get legit ones are over seas.
cause they are the og clincher where the tire is pretty much a full wrap around.
and lube wise just get some fairly heavy oil in the hibs. the tenacious oil would probably be half decent.

Thanks!

Wow thanks so much Donnielego! Your advice will help keep this guy going for a while. Much appreciated!



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