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human power friends,
Swiss work bicycle (Condor MO-05) was built for the battle field.
It's simple, stout and unchanged over it's long production run (1905-1988).
Intended to transport infantry, armaments and as courier service,
I have seen photos with an incredible array of hardware strapped
to them. Who needs a Humvee that needs gas and can't be lifted out
of the mud once stuck. Note the lack of a kickstand. It would be
a shame if this fahrrad was shot by enemy invaders.
design was unchanged from the inception in 1905, with rod push-down
brake block to the top of the tire in front. Well ,the only change
that I know of is the addition of a rear drum brake to assist the
Torpedo coaster brake. The head badge decal with the Swiss shield
with cross in center took on a less stylistic look in later years
too. Otherwise, interchangeability is important with military hardware,
hence the antique quality.
tour with and transport cargo very effectively with the collection
of strap-on Swiss military bags front and rear. Having only one
gear requires switch-backs on inclines. Otherwise, despite it's
empty weight of 52 lbs, it rolls along silently and with amazing