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Old 11-20-14, 05:41 PM
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What brand is it and its worth?

I bought this bicycle for 30 euro in Germany. I was not able to identify it with any brand I looked online coming from Austria except that it looks identical with some Puch bicycles.
Specs: 28'' wheels, 3 speed hub internal, says 'WMA' on it, and also 'Made in Austria'. I was not able to find anything else written on it. I changed its seat and sprayed it a bit.

Can anyone identify the manufacturer of this bicycle and its 'story'? How old is it? How valuable is it? If I sold it (im in Europe), how much euro should I ask?

Thank you for any replies.
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Old 11-20-14, 07:46 PM
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Here is the manufacturer information....T W A - Reviews & Brand Information - TRIUMPH-FAHRRADINDUSTRIE GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H. & CO KG 8580 KOFLACH, STEIERMARK , - Serial Number: 73465925
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With the stays crimped to stamped rear dropouts, the bike is a low end entry level model.

Thirty Euros is probably a fair price.
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Bike is possibly from 1972 based upon the 72 stamped on the seat tube lug. That doesn't equate to any measurements I can think of, so its vintage is as good a guess as any. Also the cottered cranks fit with that time period.

Cute little city bike. Not especially valuable, but 30 euros equates to about $38 USD and that is cheap for any working bike.
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Originally Posted by TugaDude View Post
Bike is possibly from 1972 based upon the 72 stamped on the seat tube lug. That doesn't equate to any measurements I can think of, so its vintage is as good a guess as any. Also the cottered cranks fit with that time period.

Cute little city bike. Not especially valuable, but 30 euros equates to about $38 USD and that is cheap for any working bike.
seventy-two is an angle, not a date. machine could of course still be from that date...
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Old 11-20-14, 08:35 PM
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Thanks Juvela, I stand corrected. I've seen that before and should have known.
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Hi Stan, what do you mean 'entry level model'? Entry level for city bikes or for vintage collectors?
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Hi Stan, what do you mean 'entry level model'? Entry level for city bikes or for vintage collectors?
"Entry level model" means inexpensive, usually sold by department stores rather than bicycle shops, with frames usually made with straight gauge (not butted) plain carbon steel tubing, and equipped with low end components. These bikes are normally bought as "first bikes" for people interested in using them for basic transportation without spending a lot of money.
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