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Bicycles have borne silent witness to many significant historical events. Here is a Weiss Manfred in Budapest in October 1956.
For those nerds out there, here are some items I considered when identifying the bike - please let me know if you have other ideas!
My initial guess is that this is a Weiss Manfred from the late 1930’s.
So when this photo was taken, the bike was already almost 20 years old I think!
One area of uncertainty is the 5 spoke crank - doesn’t seem original Weiss Manfred? Also not clear if top of front fork is also chromed? Pretty sure this is not a later Csepel as the build quality is very high (chromed front) - I haven’t seen this on later Csepels.
Weiss Manfred from 1939 for comparison - what do you guys think?
I was searching, but haven't got the ideal model
This is close
PAPP ZSOLT - WM CSODA (1937) típusú kerékpárja
More pictures of bicycles from the 1956 revolution in Hungary!
Noch mehr Bilder mit Fahrrädern aus 1956 während der Revolution in Budapest / Ungarn
További képek kerékpár tekintetében 1956-ból
Let me know what you think about the bikes in fore- or background...
Pretty much all look like Csepel's. Fitting.
Note the parallel and straight down tubes on the women's frames. Mens bikes have the 5 spoke Kettenblatt which seems to be a feature of Csepel?
You mean these?
Especially the one on the left...
More 1956 pictures (streets of Budapest) - less visible bikes
Mehr Bilder aus 1956 mit Fahrrädern im Hintergrund versteckt
Még több kép 1956-ból, melyeken kerékpárok látszanak, bár rejtve vannak
KÖZTÁRSASÁG TÉR - with prisoners
KOSSUTH LAJOS TÉR
POLLACK MIHÁLY TÉR (behind Nemzeti Múzeum - National Museum)
Additional infor to last picture: this are!
Was Hungary Part Of The Soviet Union Simple When North Korean Students Joined The 1956 Hungarian Revolution
Source: FORTEPAN / Nagy Gyula
Found another image:
smockmedia.com - http://smockmedia.com/1956-hungarian-revolution-60-years/
1956 photograph on one of the pages inside Hungarian Literature Magazin about Sándor Márai, important writer living most of his life in exile: