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Old 06-13-11, 09:04 AM
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Sweedish Bicycle... Weekend Garage Sale Find

I picked up a pair of mens and womens Sweedish bicycles... maybe from between 1940 to 1960.

The womens cruiser is complete but needs work... I took picture of it. The mens bike is in pieces and I think most are there minus handle bars.

The badge reads... A.B. Boderna Kohler Stark

bikes are 5 speed with Huerett components.

The coolest thing was the rear racks

These two bikes came with a raleigh grand Prix from the 1970s, an 80s nishiki road bike, and a box of random parts.

The restoration of the sweedish bike maybe beyond my abilities / interest... is there anyone out there interested in sweedish bikes?

Can anyone tell me more about A.B. Broderna... only thing I could find was a picture of the headbadge on a site from sweeden.






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I have no idea about the bike itself, but I do speak some Swedish. AB is Swedish for 'Inc.' Broderna means brothers. Stark means strong. So going by your stickers, I'd say this is a Kohler Bros., Inc. bike, with Stark being the type of bike, manufactured in Katrineholm.
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cool... I'll do a google search on kohler brothers bicycle and see what comes up...
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Cool head badge. I love the rear rack and the fender attachment.
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Originally Posted by hbok@mac.com View Post
I have no idea about the bike itself, but I do speak some Swedish. AB is Swedish for 'Inc.' Broderna means brothers. Stark means strong. So going by your stickers, I'd say this is a Kohler Bros., Inc. bike, with Stark being the type of bike, manufactured in Katrineholm.
hbok... can you translate this?...
Vid resa måstet cykel polletteras 48 timmar i förväg - eljest riskerar Ni, att den kommer för sent. Tag bort pump - lykta - packfickor och annat löst. Bliv medlem i Cykelfrämjandet så är Ni ansvarighetsförsäkrad.
Med tryckkontakt och sladd men utan batteri. 5:95

came from the only website I could find with the same head badge
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That crank is cooler than any Ashtabula crank ever thought about being.
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The Google translator renders it thusly:


For travel måstet bike clear registered 48 hours in advance - otherwise you risk, that it will be too late. Remove the pump - lamp - pack pockets and other loose. Become a member of the Cycling Promotion so you liability insurance.
With pressure contact and wire but without a battery. 5:95



Sounds like instructions to register your bike within 48 hours of receiving it; remove any loose items from the shipping box; and join the cycling organization to be eligible for insurance. Price for a lamp is 5.95 somethings.
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hmmm... doesn't tell me much... now the question is what to do with these bikes... I know there is a guy in town working on a bike muesuem... or should I find someone interested in restoring them.

I like them but fear they will just sit in my storage unit as I have other bikes I would rather work on at the moment.



Sounds like instructions to register your bike within 48 hours of receiving it; remove any loose items from the shipping box; and join the cycling organization to be eligible for insurance. Price for a lamp is 5.95 somethings.[/QUOTE]
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Originally Posted by 20grit View Post
That crank is cooler than any Ashtabula crank ever thought about being.
The crank on the Male bike is even cooler... I will try and get a picture... also the chain gaurd that come with the male bike is pretty neat.

anyone want to take a guess at value... as is and then restored?
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[QUOTE=septacycles;12781202]hbok... can you translate this?...
Vid resa måstet cykel polletteras 48 timmar i förväg - eljest riskerar Ni, att den kommer för sent. Tag bort pump - lykta - packfickor och annat löst. Bliv medlem i Cykelfrämjandet så är Ni ansvarighetsförsäkrad.
Med tryckkontakt och sladd men utan batteri. 5:95

We're approaching -- actually, we've probably passed -- the limits on my Swedish. But I think the Google translation is basically right. I'd add: måstet means must, so the first sentence seems to be something like: For travel, the bicycle must be (polleteras -- what Google translates as 'clear registered') 48 hours in advance, etc. And the third sentence is: so that you are insured against liability.
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Swedish is my native language.
It is instructions for bringing your bike with you when traveling by train: "On journeys longer than 100km a bike must be registered at the station 48 hours before departure, otherwise it might arrive late. Remove pump - lights - panniers and all other loose items."
Taking your bike with you on the train was the way to travel in the 30s, 40s and 50s, before cars became common in Sweden.


"Become a member of the Cycling Promotion Society and you are insured against liability."


"Med tryckkontakt och sladd men utan batteri. 5:95" means "Comes with push button and cord but without battery, price 5:95". Something about a lamp, I think, but it looks utterly out of context here...

As Swedish as I am, I have never heard of Bröderna Köhler in Katrineholm, though.
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Like the folding handle on the seat tube. I believe is a handhold for carrying the bike. Was recently in Sweden and saw a number of really neat vintage bicycles.
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I bought & resold a pair of nice Swedish Crescent bikes a couple of years ago. The tire size was odd ,, but I finally ordered those from Schwalbe .
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Like the folding handle on the seat tube. I believe is a handhold for carrying the bike.
+1. Many older frames around here have that feature too.
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Several of my 1960s Norwegian bikes have that handhold - it is supposed to be on the balance point on the bike so it does not tips forward, backwards or sideways when you lift it!
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Amazingly enough... the tires are in okay shape... although some white walls would look awsome. The ladies bike the more I think about it... I could get it riding with out too much effort. The mens bike will take considerable more since it is in pieces.

It also came with generator lights but they are in pieces as well and I'm not sure if they will work. The handle is a cool feature. My favorite is still the rack though... it also has an enclosed compartment difficult to see in the picture... I'm guessing it was to hold a pump or something or maybe extra spokes?
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The compartment on the rear rack is for tools. Originally it would contain some cone wrenches and maybe some patches for the tubes. CST (Cheng Shin Tires) makes some OK whitewalls.
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