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    War bikes?

    Not sure if any of you saw this on Huff Post today. Anyone have any info on these or similar war bikes? It's a pretty interesting subject to me. They must have been equipped for off road use, right? Any information would be appreciated!

    War bikes?-d-day-bikes.jpg

    text from Huff Post:

    "Second-wave troops of 9th Canadian Infantry Brigade, probably Highland Light Infantry of Canada, disembarking with bicycles from LCI(L)s (Landing Craft Infantry Large) onto 'Nan White' Beach, JUNO Area at Bernieres-sur-Mer, shortly before midday on 6 June 1944. (Photo by Canadian Official Photographer/ IWM via Getty Images)"

    Other pics I found while browsing Google on the subject:

    War bikes?-parachute_bike_a.jpg

    and just for fun (for me at least...)

    War bikes?-titania_0405.jpg

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    There's currently a British Paratrooper bike at the LBS in all original condition and works/rides fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CYCLEJCE View Post
    Not sure if any of you saw this on Huff Post today. Anyone have any info on these or similar war bikes? It's a pretty interesting subject to me. They must have been equipped for off road use, right? Any information would be appreciated!

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    text from Huff Post:

    "Second-wave troops of 9th Canadian Infantry Brigade, probably Highland Light Infantry of Canada, disembarking with bicycles from LCI(L)s (Landing Craft Infantry Large) onto 'Nan White' Beach, JUNO Area at Bernieres-sur-Mer, shortly before midday on 6 June 1944. (Photo by Canadian Official Photographer/ IWM via Getty Images)"

    Other pics I found while browsing Google on the subject:

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    and just for fun (for me at least...)

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    Very cool, and fun!

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldfatbaldguy View Post

    Nice, this will be a fun search!

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