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    World War II photo

    Found this, bicycle mounted troops around 1941 or 1942....

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

    Check out the mud pack!

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    Kick ass looking bike, for its day! thanks for sharing.

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

    Check out the mud pack!

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    sweet, looks like it's running a massive gear too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morganfletcher View Post
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    "There is nothing new under the sun."

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    Except for solar collectors with large capacity battery arrays.
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    And then we eat them."

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    awesome thread...

    some pics i found...







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    Awesomeness!

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

    Check out the mud pack!

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    Bad form riding on the trails when they are so muddy.

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    Awesome thread people!

    I ran out of Reps for the day or I would have Rep you all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poikaa View Post



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

    Cool stuff everyone!

    More old-school:


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    nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    awesome thread...

    some pics i found...


    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.

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    Probably a live-fire training exercise where they are practicing repairs in a simulated combat environment.
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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

    Looks like there's at least 3 different wheel sizes in the picture. We still haven't figured out which is best
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    Pedaling that gear ratio in thick mud must have been challenging!

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



    Check out the mud pack!

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    Wow cool pic

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