1930’s Stadion Herrenrad (German/Czechoslovakian)

1930’s Stadion Gents Bicycle

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My friend Pat, in France, has recently been exchanging bicycles with someone from Czechoslovakia. He received this one requiring restoration and has now completed the work on it.
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It’s part of our next bicycle/motorcycle exchange, and I’ll be driving over to Paris at the end of February to collect it.

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I really enjoy Pat’s taste in vintage vehicles, and our exchanges have become a major part of both of our lives. Quite a few of the bikes on this website will be relocating to Paris next month.

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This is a good-looking rare bike with some interesting features, and I’m looking forward to adding it to my collection.

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Look at those handlebar grips. And that fabulous ornate crank.

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Stadion History

This manufacturer was originally based in Germany, and this bicycle is German. I don’t know the full story of their relocation, but after WW2 the Stadion bicycle company had a Czechoslovakian factory, in Rakovnik, 56 km west of Prague. In 1957 they co-operated with Jawa to make a moped, which was called the Jawa Stadion. It continued in production until 1962. You can see a picture of one below:

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I’ve now visited Patrick in Paris and swapped vanloads. Here are some pics of the Stadion on British soil.

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Published on January 11, 2009 at 2:53 pm  Leave a Comment  

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