The german army had a large amount of cyclist battalions in WW2. These bicycles were made by approved manufacturers and also liberated from other countries as they occupied them. This example came from a German dealer. It has no name plate but has many of the features that it should have. 28”rolled rims, torpedo rear wheel, large rack, ammoniteion frame box etc it was picked up from a farm and quite rusty. It has been painted some years ago and is a nice example for collector or re-enacting.
German Die Radfahrtruppe Bicycle
Contrary to popular belief the German Army was not fully motorised at the outbreak of war. The Treaty of Versailles had severely limited the Army’s resources, especially within motorisation