WAFFENRAD HISTORY IV
Waffenrads are solid machines with a weight up to 15-20 kilogramms. They are comfortable and very solid. Some say „Waffenrad is the Mercedes of bicycles”, which is actually true, taking in consideration that decades before the first cars were even designed, Daimler-Puch (later on known as Daimler-Benz and becoming world famous as Mercedes Benz) is already building bicycles.
In many cases over time big black bicycles enter the Austrian folklore and are commonly called Waffenrad (spelled Woffnrodl) as mentioned above. It is an everyday term as much as long coats for example can be called Kaiserjäger in Austria. A true Waffenrad fan although knows exactly which treats to identify before taking a closer look.
Tipe 31 – Herren-Tourenrad 28″ (dicke Rahmenrohre)
Tipe 33 – Herren-Tourenrad 28″ (englische Ausführung)
Tipe 39 – Herren-Tourenrad 28″ (dünne Rahmenrohre)
Tipe 40 – Damen-Tourenrad 28″
Tipe 41 – Extrastarkes Dienstrad 28″ (Militärrad)
Tipe 45 – Militärrad 26″
Tipe 46 – Herren-Tourenrad 28″ (niedrige Ausführung)
Tipe 47 – Herren-Straßenrennrad 26″
Tipe 49 – Herren-Bahn-Rennrad 27″
Tipe 53 – Herren-Stadtrad “Comfort” 26″