Retro Bikes from Schönebeck
These are some of the coolest new production bikes I’ve seen in some time. They’re hand made in Germany by Weltrad. They’re lugged steel (CroMo) frames and based on 1930s designs. Modern appointments include a 7-speed Shimano Nexus hub gear with back-pedal brake and Shimano dynamo hub with roller brake. Leather saddle and grips are also standard.
“The company “Hoyer&Glahn” establishes the bicycle factory “Fahrradfabrik von Hoyer und Glahn – Weltrad” in Schönebeck/Elbe. This bicycle factory by the name of “Weltrad” becomes one of the most famous bicycle manufacturers in Germany that is well known for its high quality bicycles.
The rolling of the tubular connections of the bicycle frames is an invention by “Weltrad”, which replaces hard soldering of frames and changes bicycle construction in a fundamental way. Thanks to this ingenious invention, “Weltrad” becomes an international bicycle manufacturer.”
One question – when will these be imported in the USA?
All photos courtesy of Waltrad.de
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