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    Very, very Senior Member JPprivate's Avatar
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    this is the bike I was looking for

    and I had a hard time finding....

    http://www.hercules-bikes.de/rad.aspx?cat=44&id=360 (sorry, it's not in English)

    Points I like:

    -fenders
    -hub light generator
    -chain guard
    -7 speed internal
    -3 brakes, 2 canti + coaster

    and, most importantly

    for a miesly 500 bucks (which includes sales tax).

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    Good for you, now go and buy it.

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    Very, very Senior Member JPprivate's Avatar
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    Yeah, wouldn't I love to. Only need to find somebody here who sells them.

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    no disc brakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPprivate View Post
    Yeah, wouldn't I love to. Only need to find somebody here who sells them.
    Post if you do.. I think I like it too.
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    Write them and ask, they'll have someone on staff who speaks English.

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    Very, very Senior Member JPprivate's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grillparzer View Post
    Write them and ask, they'll have someone on staff who speaks English.

    Hercules
    Accell Germany GmbH
    Max-Planck-Straße 4
    97526 Sennfeld / Schweinfurt
    Thanks man!!

    But the language is not so much the problem. It's flying there and getting the bike back here ($$$). Big part of the attraction is the price, which I think is really good.

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    That's not a REAL Hercules! My wife and I each had old English Hercules 3-speeds several decades ago.
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    Very, very Senior Member JPprivate's Avatar
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    Not sure what you mean by REAL Hercules. No, it's not the original Hercules made in England. But it's the original Hercules from Germany, which is not related to the English company. The English Hercules was sold in the 40s.
    Last edited by JPprivate; 08-31-10 at 07:42 PM.

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    Interesting - multiple Hercules companies in different countries with no connection. Found reference to Indian Hercules bikes, too. I'm guessing that our English bikes were made in the sixties.
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