1897 Dirt Bike

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  • 01-05-2013
    Poikaa
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    World War II photo
    Found this, bicycle mounted troops around 1941 or 1942....

    poikaa
  • 01-05-2013
    MTBNate
    Quote:

    The Wehrmacht, focused on mechanization during WWII, was accelerating the
    deployment of bicycles as a simple means of transportation. Many bicycle
    manufacturers in Germany produced bicycles for military use, so various types
    could be seen. However, the main parts of the bicycles were standardized to
    facilitate the easy replacement of parts. Most of the bicycles were equipped
    with a luggage carrier at the rear and a storage box for ammunition and
    grenades in the middle of the frame.
    http://www.ihobbycentral.com/images/P/4950344995721.jpg
  • 01-05-2013
    shekky
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    posted in another thread but i'll share here as well:

    HyperWar: Bicycle Blitzkrieg: The Malayan Campaign and the Fall of Singapore

    upon further search, i found these photos of a diorama using tamiya models of japanese soldiers "hitting the trail" on their bikes:
  • 01-05-2013
    javelina1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Poikaa View Post
    Found this while doing some searching.... it seems to fit right here! :D

    Check out the mud pack! :eek:

    poikaa

    Kick ass looking bike, for its day! thanks for sharing.
  • 01-05-2013
    morganfletcher
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by wahday View Post
    And here I thought bikepacking was a recent phenom...They had frame bags and everything!

    Attachment 750933

    "There is nothing new under the sun."

    Morgan
  • 01-05-2013
    markymark
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Poikaa View Post
    Found this while doing some searching.... it seems to fit right here! :D

    Check out the mud pack! :eek:

    poikaa

    sweet, looks like it's running a massive gear too.
  • 01-05-2013
    rideit
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by morganfletcher View Post
    Attachment 750933

    "There is nothing new under the sun."

    Morgan

    Except for solar collectors with large capacity battery arrays.
  • 01-06-2013
    singlesprocket
  • 01-06-2013
    Saddle Up
    Awesomeness!
  • 01-06-2013
    kjlued
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Poikaa View Post
    Found this while doing some searching.... it seems to fit right here! :D

    Check out the mud pack! :eek:

    poikaa

    Bad form riding on the trails when they are so muddy.:p
  • 01-06-2013
    50calray
    Awesome thread people!

    I ran out of Reps for the day or I would have Rep you all :thumbsup:
  • 01-06-2013
    Fleas
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Poikaa View Post

    That dude on the left is saying "I want my 2 dollars!" :D

    Cool stuff everyone!

    More old-school:
    https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot..._4089690_n.jpg

    -F
  • 01-06-2013
    bmxrider13
    nice
  • 01-07-2013
    Rabies010
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    awesome thread...

    some pics i found...


    http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i4...imag1382-1.jpg

    Are these guys taking shelter behind their bikes, or did they both had to change a flat at the same time in a really bad place ?

    Nice thread btw. :)
  • 01-07-2013
    MTBNate
    Probably a live-fire training exercise where they are practicing repairs in a simulated combat environment.
  • 01-07-2013
    jeffw-13
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    Here's one I saved a few days ago. One thing that hasnt changed is that bicycle racing isnt much of a spectator sport :lol:

    Looks like there's at least 3 different wheel sizes in the picture. We still haven't figured out which is best
  • 01-07-2013
    YeahWhatever
    Pedaling that gear ratio in thick mud must have been challenging!
  • 01-07-2013
    gridtalker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Poikaa View Post
    Found this while doing some searching.... it seems to fit right here! :D
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    Check out the mud pack! :eek:

    poikaa

    Wow cool pic