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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:06 pm 
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Got a Czech bike. It´s a four speed, really fun looking thing. Any other owners of communist bikes out there?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:45 am 
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Not sure if this counts, but I´ve got a circa 1960 East German Diamant touring frame, probably a ´Modell EH´) built up as a single speed. (sorry, no better pictures at the moment)

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:15 pm 
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Synthesis wrote:
Got a Czech bike. It´s a four speed, really fun looking thing. Any other owners of communist bikes out there?

No, but I'd love one! Where did you get yours?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:18 pm 
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Blimey that frame has the most relaxed angles since the la - z - boy recliner was invented :D

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:53 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
Blimey that frame has the most relaxed angles since the la - z - boy recliner was invented :D

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It also has a very long wheelbase and toptube, but that's because it was made to look like this:

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I have to put the saddle pretty high and double over forwards to ride it, but it's actually not uncomfortable and can go at quite a decent speed. Also, since it's extremely stable I can ride hands free for miles if I want to stretch my back. Still, it is quite silly, but I like its rugged aspiring pathracer looks,


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:08 pm 
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Jonny69 wrote:
Synthesis wrote:
Got a Czech bike. It´s a four speed, really fun looking thing. Any other owners of communist bikes out there?

No, but I'd love one! Where did you get yours?



A guy walked in with it at the bikestore I work at. He wanted to give it to us since we´re opening a second store with a Retro theme (just the store, not the bikes we sell though)


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