Rare, incredible working piece of history! Swiss chocolate. Swiss bank. And now, this highly collectible Swiss Military Bicycle specially adapted to meet the needs of armed forces. In use since the early 20th century in many armies throughout the world, bicycles allow swift, silent movement and increased mobility on the battlefield. This beauty was built between 1993-1995. Created to be used by couriers to deliver messages, ammo, documents and even Swiss cheese to front-line troops.
This Bicycle is a strong, sturdy 48 lbs. A few are still used at the Company 17 (Fallschirmaufklrer Kompanie 17) Special Forces base and Paratrooper school at Locarno-Magadino military airport in southern Switzerland. They're currently ridden by cadet officers, sergeant majors, quartermasters, cooks and guards, in addition to being used for physical training and movement between the barracks and firing range.
Condor produced 5,500 units for the Swiss Army Matte Olive Drab steel frame Front and back racks 7-speed Shimano derailleur gearing Front and rear lights powered by axle-mounted dynamo Hydraulic rim brakes Lockable frame storage boxes hold included pump, tool kit Leather saddle Straight mountain-bicycle style handlebars 26" spoked wheels, pneumatic tires Built to last and ready to ride Weighs approx. 48 lbs. Used condition
Post by desertbikes on Jan 17, 2019 18:30:32 GMT -7
Beyond that, hydraulic rim brakes, Brooks saddle, full tools set behind the seat tube & you could kill a russki with the rear derailleur guard. Besides all that, our guys could use a regular bike ride. We have the FATTEST army in the world. And the National Guard is even worse. Fatty fat fat. Men & women.
made for a particular customer or user. "a bespoke suit" making or selling bespoke goods, especially clothing. "bespoke tailors"
so it means "custom" or "to customer specifications". why couldn't they just say so?
i'd never seen this word before about 15 years ago, since 2000. and it's awkward. be-spoke. not even be-spoken. i see it's considered a britishism, which makes sense for a british company, but it looks more german to me, and i'm seeing it used for all sorts of things, many of which have no connection to england whatsoever. so i think the people who use it, do so to appear cultured or erudite, but it just looks foppish and effete to me. "oh, look, we're so cool and sophisticated, we speak eeeeenglish." damn wannabes are wrecking civilization. we'll see how well they survive without their hot latte. /rant
desertbikes: Yup just about everything has gone up at least 15-20% from March 2020. Some things less & others a bunch more. The old guy within says that if it's not fun, don't bother with it. Realistic? No. Just something to strive for.
Apr 14, 2021 18:19:25 GMT -7
tomcat65: The Witch Doctor sees the dust on the floor, and the fixtures still in boxes, and just rolls the eyes Building materials prices jumped up, and I'm way over budget. The fun just never ends
Apr 13, 2021 17:08:15 GMT -7
desertbikes: Hey the Catster was here & didn't even say hello or give us a bidet update. I'm thinking a foot pedal valve on the garden hose attached to the 5 gal bucket would please Ms Cat. Perhaps in more ways than one
Apr 13, 2021 9:17:55 GMT -7
desertbikes: That is such a 70s punk rock band name. Winning the 1977 Battle of the Bands at the Roxy, the Vicious Minnows! Then lead singer, Tuna Manifesto, pukes on stage. Ah, the good ol days
Apr 12, 2021 19:56:06 GMT -7
desertbikes: Eh. How about Lurking Minnow? Wait! Vicious Minnow
Apr 12, 2021 18:01:47 GMT -7
lurker: did i just see you suggest i name my boat "ss minnow"? i kinda like that.
Apr 12, 2021 11:31:45 GMT -7
desertbikes: Indeed. Those interminable task masters. I mean cats. of course.
Apr 12, 2021 6:46:16 GMT -7
lurker: been busy with honey-do's... hunting up a particular sort of cat food (there's a shortage, y'know). laying sod on bare patches of the yard. naps, many, many naps.
Apr 11, 2021 11:50:51 GMT -7
desertbikes: I wonder if the SS Lurker set sail today. He said he was just going on a three hour tour. A three hour tour... Cue the thunder clap!
Apr 11, 2021 7:53:48 GMT -7
tomcat65: About the bike brand thing. Kent also holds the Hyper brand, Genesis, Takara, Shogun, GMC, Jeep, and BCA - assembled in South Carolina. Pacific a Dorel Industries company Cannondale, Mongoose, Schwinn, IH, GT, Caloi. Lots of corporate/China shenanigans
Apr 2, 2021 22:47:49 GMT -7
lurker: and here tonight probably the last freeze of the season. high today, 49.
Apr 2, 2021 7:39:03 GMT -7
desertbikes: 100' yesterday. And so it begins
Apr 2, 2021 6:51:08 GMT -7
lurker: not down to 1 player yet. soon.
Mar 31, 2021 6:41:53 GMT -7
desertbikes: You're about 30 years too late my friend
Mar 31, 2021 6:11:14 GMT -7
lurker: not sure i like this consolidation trend, looks to me like the middle stages of a monopoly game.
Mar 30, 2021 20:36:13 GMT -7
desertbikes: Look deeper & you find around 6 holding companies own most of the outdoor & sports equipment brands you thought you knew as companies. Thompson Center, Winchester, S&W, Remington etc too And electronics & process instrumentation. Started heavy in the 80s
Mar 30, 2021 17:53:16 GMT -7
desertbikes: Yes, same factories too. So are Mongoose, Ironhorse & more. Pacific maintains the websites & trademarks/copyright for each. Kent makes Genesis & another I don't recall just now but they're not under Pacific. TC might have more current data.
Mar 30, 2021 17:37:59 GMT -7
lurker: yes, i took economics though it was never my thing. i have opinions about why this is happening but won't bore you all with them. i think i hear you saying that schwinn and huffy are under the same management?
Mar 30, 2021 11:48:11 GMT -7
desertbikes: It's a shame so much retail is nothing more than branding of US companies now long gone. Crosman, Benjamin, Winchester and all the Big Box bicycle brands, to name just a few, were once US manufacturers. Cheap imports rule the day. RIP Americana
Mar 30, 2021 8:46:22 GMT -7
desertbikes: Its a Huffy Nel Lesso with an uber low-end 7 speed instead of a single gear coaster break. Pacific Cycle makes both. Admittedly, some people will pay extra for the name branding. When does a ripoff become pure exploitation of unwary consumers?
Mar 30, 2021 8:23:53 GMT -7