World War I German military bicycle brought from Germany in Tanganyika, present day Tanzania, which was used by German's soldiers to engage British's soldiers in Kenya.

German machine still intact, I need something like this today.

@JonathanMBR metal springs instead of tires? at least no worries about flat tires, why didn't anyone else think of that?

Some did, we have now military tires similar to it, but made of synthetic matters. Can't be flatted by gunfire.

@JonathanMBR Wow. I have never seen wheels like that. I wonder how much noise is made while riding?

@cstanhope the noise is minimal because of those springs around tyres.

@JonathanMBR OMG! I need these wheels! I could put the rubber tire arround it to prevent skidding, but no more flats. 🤣

German soldiers have FOUGHT in WW1 against British soldiers in Kenya, Ohh, TIL


Those wheels look like quite the experience to ride for any distance hahahaha. I mean sure, the solid tire wheel barrows I have used aren't a direct analog because this has springs... but still I can't imagine it is the most comfortable thing in the world.

Yes King Leopold of Belgium had barely started the rape of central Africa. Interesting tyres...
@JonathanMBR My Thorn Nomad with linatex strips in the tyres is just as puncture proof. I just need to mount a bazooka on the crossbar to out-class that old thing. #cycling
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