Almart German "Muscle" Bike

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  1. highwheelerboy25

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    A customer at the shop told me there was a banana seat bike in someone's yard a few blocks behind the shop so I went to check it out. I've not seen one like it but I'm assuming that Almart is like a German Walmart - nothing fancy. It didn't have a front wheel on it when I got it. It shows signs of having a stick shifter on it at some point and was yellow gold. Has a Sturmey Archer rear hub dated 1969.

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  2. Funkme

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    Germans have muscle bikes they call them Bonanzarad.
    I have a 18" or 16" one.
    They look like this.
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    I see a lot of similarities. I'd like to find out what kind of shifter this one had but kind find any info on them. I'd also like to get a front fender to match but I'm not getting my hopes up.
     
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    Inside the "super" crest isn't that the crest for the city of Wolfsberg?
     
  6. highwheelerboy25

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    close! Wolfsburg would've had a wolf on top of the castle in the center.
     
  7. Jaxon

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    Pretty cool frame with the twin top and bottom bars.
     
  8. Fat Lip

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    Almart was actually and American department store chain. We had two of them locally and they both closed sometime in the late 1970's.
     
  9. highwheelerboy25

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    were you by any chance near deleware?
     
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    ooops by the look of the newish paint where the shifter was,maybe more like this.
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    Funny has all english parts with a frame that's almost a USA design.
     
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    Is this what your short shift arm is for? I hope it works out. If not, it was a cheap gamble. ;)
     
  13. Fat Lip

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    Southeast Pennsylvania. I remember one store in Allentown and one in Bethlehem.
     
  14. highwheelerboy25

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    The shifter I'll be using on this one is the Sturmey Archer Sportshift. I have one mib and will be using it. It lines up perfectly with the outline on the top tube.
     
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    interesting import bike. Looks pretty rusted on the paint, will it clean up ?
    Look forward to seeing the restore . ( or, if you decide to move it along, let me know, always need more for my ever-growing 'euro fleet ' )
     
  16. highwheelerboy25

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    shifter is on, just waiting for the parts for the hub.
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  17. highwheelerboy25

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    I got the chainguard off of a 26 Sports 70 bicycle that also has a "Made In West Germany" sticker on it and I cut it down to fit.
     
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    Cool lil Survivor !


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    im not going to clean it up.
     
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    Veddy interesting.....:113:
     

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