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Old 01-31-10, 07:40 PM   #1
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Swiss Army Bike

Just came across this via Craiglist. It's pretty rad, and a good deal I think, I googled it and saw one being sold for $1,800.

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/1579741683.html

For sale is an authentic "Militarvelo", rode by the Swiss Army bike corps until approximately 2001.

This bike was built in 1945 and is in good, original condition as it was maintained by the Swiss army, including handpump, rear rack, generator and unopened tool bag.

$500 cash only








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Old 01-31-10, 07:47 PM   #2
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Dude...500 buck??? It doesn't even have Deep Vs!
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Old 01-31-10, 07:49 PM   #3
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Yeah, plus it probably weighs 50lbs. Not to mention the gas pipe tubes it's made of.
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Old 01-31-10, 07:51 PM   #4
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Definitely NOT NJS.
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Repost on C&V. I think you'll get much better info there.
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I wasn't considering buying it, for multiple reasons; money, space, lack of need, etc. I just thought it was interesting and worth posting. If anything, this belongs in the townie thread.

And that thing probably doesn't even have any nitto components so no care.
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I wasn't considering buying it, for multiple reasons; money, space, lack of need, etc. I just thought it was interesting and worth posting. If anything, this belongs in the townie thread.

And that thing probably doesn't even have any nitto components so no care.
Don't think so. It is a true antique with 28" true "clincher" tires (modern tires are really wire bead), and rod brakes that pull up on the bottom of the rim. Again, the C&V crowd will far better understand and appreciate it.
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Or maybe tarckbike.com
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this thing belongs on tricktrack.
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These have some serious collector's appeal and you'd be the only kid on your block to have one.

I'd hit it.
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Ahh, good old Raleigh/Durham Crack-Weather snow. Keeps from riding

As for the bike.. Interesting.
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Old 01-31-10, 10:44 PM   #12
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I thought you were talking about a Bikesnob article... haha
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Sixty Fiver, you were the first poster I thought of when I saw this. I wish I had a reason to buy this.
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I was hoping for a bike with a wine opener and a tooth pick. Looks neat for sure.
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I was hoping for a bike with a wine opener and a tooth pick. Looks neat for sure.
Was thinking the same thing. Slightly disappoint when I saw a normal vintage bike.
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It could be a ~50 lb. replica.
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. . . I'd hit it.


Swiss bikes are hot!! And very liberal!!
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Swiss bikes are hot!! And very liberal!!
You don't know the Swiss well at all, do you?
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Wasn't There a Video Of some dude riding one of those beating a Tour de France guy in like 200m on a german Tv Show
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You don't know the Swiss well at all, do you?
LMAO... is that a serious question!?!
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Wasn't There a Video Of some dude riding one of those beating a Tour de France guy in like 200m on a german Tv Show
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QEjuCLcwyM
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LMAO... is that a serious question!?!
I dunno, are you Swiss, or American?
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I'm American. What's that got to do with cracking a joke, or making fun of a cliche?
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I'm American. What's that got to do with cracking a joke, or making fun of a cliche?
I think you're thinking of the Swedish. Now those bikes are slvts!
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