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Unknown bike from 1907         Featured Bike! on 12/17/2009

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(?) Gemany/ 1907

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Fiechtel & Sachs hub, Schwalbe Delta Cruiser

Fiechtel & Sachs hub "Torpedo" with backpedal/ coaster-brake, single speed, Schwalbe Delta Cruiser

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Wooden plates on vintage pedeal/ Wippermann 5/8" (!)

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52 x 20

Since 1907 on 2 wheels... but finaly some outdoor pictures!
The original manufacture of the bike is still not clear. It is for sure from Germany what you can see at the bb/ crank (so called "Glockenlager"what means bell-bracket in English).
The bike is still fitted with a lot of original parts. The hubs are F&S (Fiechtel-Sachs) "Torpedo" with backpedal / coaster -brake. It's the first update version of the very first Torpedo hub from 1904!
The metal stick on the back hub is for getting on the bike by standing with one feet on the stick and pushing with the other feet the bike forward then you jump on the saddle and start to pedal. The front brake is a "standing-brake", it's only there for keeping the bike in position while standing. Maybe the rims are not original but although it's a rare size (40x635).It needs some practice to ride this cycle, you almost stand on the bike and don't have a lot space to steer, and the distance between the wheels is quite large but it's great fun. You are above of everything because of the high position.

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have you disassembled the

have you disassembled the bike ever? im curious as to how those cranks go together. awesome bike!

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Yes, I dismounted it once. It's a simple construction called "Glockenlager" - German bikes where known for this kind of BB/crankset. You can see the construction on some pictures here:
http://www.scheunenfun.de/glocken_kurbeln.htm

Super cool! Thanks for

Super cool! Thanks for sharing.

Slash!

Slash!

Amazaing bike! I love the

Amazaing bike! I love the cranks!

Thats very nice!

I like it very much!



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