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Old 10-26-21, 07:21 PM
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Any information on this Sprinter bicycle?

Any information on this bicycle? Is the head badge says it is a "Sprinter", and it has a sticker that says it was made in Western Germany. It has Weinmann brakes and levers and a Sachs Torpedo 3 speed, non-coaster brake hub. It also has this weird bottom bracket that is a 3 piece, but has a threaded spindle and is held on by a nut like a 1 piece bottom bracket. I highly doubt that those drop bars came on tbe bime from factory.


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It's looks original, maybe a department store bike. That's a Thun or Thompson bottom bracket, very typical of German bikes. Entry level. It's not likely to have any real provenance.
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It's looks original, maybe a department store bike. That's a Thun or Thompson bottom bracket, very typical of German bikes. Entry level. It's not likely to have any real provenance.
Pretty much one of the only things I got from it that it is cheap.
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Old 10-27-21, 09:17 PM
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Any chance of a close-up pic of the head tube decal?

In one of the pics it looks like it shows a horse, similar to this one:





If so, it would link this "Sprinter" brand to a German maker named Staiger (of Stuttgart). These kinds of lower end bikes were their bread and butter, as you'll see if you just search German classified for their bikes. They also had a model named "Sprinter" (i.e. clearly badged "Staiger Sprinter") but then they also had a model named "Commodore" while at the same time marketing bikes that were labeled "Commodore" with almost no obvious connection to Staiger.
Anyways, this could be another label like that, perhaps done for a department store.

Staiger started out as a bike shop in 1898, eventually making their own bikes. There were some top tier models (at least in the 60s) that looked like they were made by Torpado and Olmo. The marque still exist, although after several mergers/takeovers it is now in the portfolio of the Dutch Accell Group.
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Originally Posted by MauriceMoss View Post
Any chance of a close-up pic of the head tube decal?

In one of the pics it looks like it shows a horse, similar to this one:





If so, it would link this "Sprinter" brand to a German maker named Staiger (of Stuttgart). These kinds of lower end bikes were their bread and butter, as you'll see if you just search German classified for their bikes. They also had a model named "Sprinter" (i.e. clearly badged "Staiger Sprinter") but then they also had a model named "Commodore" while at the same time marketing bikes that were labeled "Commodore" with almost no obvious connection to Staiger.
Anyways, this could be another label like that, perhaps done for a department store.

Staiger started out as a bike shop in 1898, eventually making their own bikes. There were some top tier models (at least in the 60s) that looked like they were made by Torpado and Olmo. The marque still exist, although after several mergers/takeovers it is now in the portfolio of the Dutch Accell Group.
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