The Schwinn of Norway

We often wonder how some bikes end up here in the U.S. Though DBS is reputedly huge in Norway this is the first one we’ve seen here. Maybe it was brought across the Atlantic by its original owner or possibly some entrepreneurial soul decided to import the bikes. Regardless, here it is, looking all bright and chipper.

The bike utilizes a Sachs 3-speed drivetrain, but everything else looks proprietary to DBS. Most notable are the drum brake front hub, stainless steel fenders and integrated tail light. Tire size is an odd 650b x 42mm.

Thumb’s up to the Norwegians for building a great all-purpose rider. The bike is fairly efficient yet docile in tight city traffic. A bonus is that it’s unique to all the Raleigh and Schwinn 3-speeds running around. Not that we’re against a nice “Superbe” or “Traveler”, but the DBS does offer a unique perspective on the 3-speed.

(Thanks to Kevin for offering us this wonderful bike.)

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Travelin’ Again

Well, the ol’ Traveler is back on the road and fresh back from a 15-mile ride up to Mogul. It really is amazing how well the bike rides, and even more amazing how well it shined up after all those years stored uncovered outside. Bikes don’t often get the better of Mother Nature, but this one certainly seems to have bucked the odds.

As formerly stated the Traveler will now live indoors. It’s earned it.