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Old 01-04-2007, 05:53 PM   #31
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What do you guys think about this NSU ??, seller says its from 1940.
Is it military?


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Old 01-05-2007, 10:21 AM   #32
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The handlebars are not military (on an NSU they are supposed to be removeable as well as the other large manufacturers of wartime truppenfahrrads).
the seat is not original to the bicycle and not a military issue one.
A truppenfahrrad would not have had a Emblem on the front mudguard
The sprocket? looks unusual for an NSU
Please note that all of the above could be post war replacements and repairs.

Is it possible to see a photo of the rear hub? Also get the seller to count the number of spokes on each wheel.

NSU made bicycles for the military solely in war time.

hope this helps a bit?
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Old 01-05-2007, 10:36 AM   #33
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A truppenfahrrad would not have had a Emblem on the front mudguard
Mat, look at this period picture, sometimes things are not always as regulations prescribe.

Picture by currency of a fellow forum member who placed this pictures once on the forum.
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Old 01-05-2007, 10:41 AM   #34
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Guys, please keep in mind that many "beutefahrrads" were pressed into service as well, not to forget all the smaller companies who had contracts with the army. Smaller variations were countless IMO. My example hasn't removable handlebars either...but I have no doubts that it was used like that during the war.

If you search for a "textbook" Truppenfahrrad, you will have to search a long time and/or will pay a lot of $

Horst Hinrichsen stated in his book 'Radfahrschwadronen' that between 43 and 44 alone a total of 1.2 million bycicles were produced, and rest assure, not all of them were as prescribed as in the HDv 293!

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Old 01-05-2007, 10:58 AM   #35
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Here's a picture of my seat. Note the maker, Wittkop & Co out of Bielefeld (made tornisters as well)
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Old 01-07-2007, 03:32 PM   #36
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I bought it for a very very nice price! I saw D.R.P. on the backwheel on uhh.. i think its called the hub.
it was a very nice guy! he gave me an old german seat, a light, NSU logo, a brittish jerrycan from 1943 and 3 handle bars (rubber things) for free!!
I think because he started collecting old cars and bikes when he was my age, he liked that alot he said.

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Now looking for parts for the bike ;P already won a luftpump on ebay!

This is on the seat:
GEBR isringhausen
VELEDA
bielefeld

Anyone know more about that factory? is it a wwii period seat or post-war?
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Old 01-13-2007, 06:50 AM   #37
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Hallo everyone,

Here is mine; a Wanderer from 1943

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Mantelträger

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Some of the items in the Werkzeugtasche

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Old 01-13-2007, 08:55 AM   #38
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Very nice Truppenfahrrad Jan
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Old 01-13-2007, 10:48 AM   #39
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Dank u Rick !

TruFa's are also great fun to have, you can use them for camping trips, visits to historical places and meetings, a few photo's from last year,

Meeting at Mons

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Camping trip Bois Jaques

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On Christmas day a one day trip from Bastogne to Wiltz

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The wall of the German cemetery at Recogne

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Nice photo's

Zit je ook op het re-enactmentforum? Ik ben Panzer grenadier op dat forum.
Ik vind vooral die lopenhouder enzo mooi! ik verzamel zelf MG spul dus vandaar
Zou leuk zijn als ik ook die dingen kan vinden een keer voor op mijn fiets.
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Old 01-13-2007, 11:10 AM   #41
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Rick, nee ik zit niet op dat forum, maar mensen die meegegaan zijn op die camping trip wel denk ik. Die MG loopsteun en manteldragers komen uit Halbe (de kessel van het 9e armee) Ik denk dat ik je groep gezien heb verleden jaar in Leopolsburg, was daar met m'n kübel, zelf doe ik niet echt aan reenactment maar vind de sfeer van een mooi bivak wel leuk.
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Thumbs up truppenfahrrad,

Beautiful Truppenfahrrad Jan, I also like the mantelträger, are they difficult to find?.

PS gezien het terrein moet behoorlijk op de pendalen trappen zijn in de Belgische Ardennen.
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Old 01-13-2007, 02:16 PM   #43
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Very nice Jan! Thanks for sharing those wonderful pictures! Your bycicle really looks great, original color, accesoires,etc...

What is your opinion on the removable handlebar? I know it is considered textbook, but I presume there were versions were this feature wasn't present?

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Old 01-13-2007, 05:10 PM   #44
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The Mantelträger are very difficult, it took me years to find a pair, I am happy with them even when they are not in perfect condition.

The removable handelbars are standard for all official Truppenfahrrader, the one's that where deliverd and made following army specifications. Most of them are from Express-Werke and come in two versions, the normal early type, and the model introduced during the war (like I have) this model is more "spread out" to prevend knocking your knee's when you make a turn.
Of course a lot of period commercial avaible fahrrader where in use and these had the normal fixed handelbars.
The reason for the removable handelbars given in the official regulations is "to prevend that the bikes are stolen".

Op die Ardeense hellingen is het vaak meer afstappen en duwen , zeker met een volle bepakking erop

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Old 01-13-2007, 05:32 PM   #45
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Apparently there's a seller on ebay germany offering 'Mantelträger' for sale once and awhile....I suppose these are not original then?


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