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Old 03-10-08, 11:44 AM   #1
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Staiger???

I have a Staiger road bike, but i have not been able to find very much info. I guess it must be late 70's era, ive read they were (and still are) made in germany. This frame is lugged steel. Anyone have one or have any info, such as value/worth upgrading?
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Staiger is still in business, but I don't know anything about the company. I own a 2003(?) Staiger Florida which is considered a trekking bike.

Their website is http://www.staiger-fahrrad.de I don't do german very well. They may have a history section, or perhaps you could contact customer service?

Good Luck and let us know what you find out.

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I was given a Staiger a couple years ago. It had a lugged carbon steel frame and was about '79 vintage as best I could tell from component date codes. Not a remarkable bike; built-up with mid-range components. The person I got it from said they bought it in Austria and used it to tour the Alps.
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It's interesting that their sports bikes are all named after U.S. states or cities.
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It's interesting that their sports bikes are all named after U.S. states or cities.
That's probably why they don't sell well over here.

Imagine a high end road bike with a name like Iowa.
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Geschichte = History, other than that, despite a year of classroom study, my German is pretty pathetic. Looks like it's still family run though.

http://www.staiger-fahrrad.de/index....ger_geschichte

I have a Staiger, a 2-speed kickback camper bike called a "Jumbo Jet"
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"Jumbo Jet" is the most unfortunate name for a bike that I have seen, I think.
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That's probably why they don't sell well over here.

Imagine a high end road bike with a name like Iowa.


AFAIK Staigers have never been imported to the US. I suspect the few that find their way over came over the way mine did, via a military person. I actually know a bit of the history on mine, young Air Force tech sergeant purchased it while on duty at Ramstein, brought it back and decided she wanted a go faster bike, traded it on an Orbea.

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