Anybody know this bike's identity? German Commuter Bike?
Hi There- anyone know the brand of the following bike? Bought it off a guy locally who has lots of bikes for sales- it appears German. It rides smooth! Tried a bunch of different bikes but this felt the best and right for me. Can't seem to locate any info on the bike. Here's the link or a picture attached: http://s762.photobucket.com/albums/x...urrent=005.jpg
Thanks for any input!!!
TRX-1 German Commuter Bike.jpg
Looks like a late 90's model bike, by the brakes and handle bar stem. Does it have any markings on it ?
Yeah- it looks like CAT or CATO but its hard to tell. And the model # appears to be TRX-1. CrMo 930 tubing label and a sticker that says German designed I believe. The label on the front/head again looks like CAT or CATO and says
"the ultimate bicycles"-- I've googled left/right and every which way but cant seem to track it down. The tire/wheel size is a bit odd but common to Europe I understand---- 28 X 1.75
I think I found one other person who was searching for the same and he had MTB with a similar logo- but to no avail for him either. It's a rock solid/stable city/trek/cruiser type- but it would be nice to know the make/model/year if possible so I know what I am up against long term parts wise.
Also says ChrMo 4130 not sure if use of that alloy steel gives any indication of the year
I did not forget about you, just could not find anything on it. Did you try posting it on the Vintage and Classic form ?
Originally Posted by Lg2207
If you do identify the bike, how will that help you 'know what you are up against long term parts wise'? It's not like you will suddenly have access to a large group of Cato owners' accumulated experience.
There are many bike brands, but the component makers are fewer and many bikes have the same parts. The maintenance/repairs on this bike shouldn't differ much from other bikes.
True, good point!! thanks for the input.