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#1 2011-03-27 1:06am

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1983 HWE Turbo

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1983 HWE Turbo

German BMX

Made by Heidmann Werke Einbeck (HWE) this is an unusual looking chap. With mudguards and lights fitted as standard, the dynamo was mounted on the forks but is missing hence the wire sticking out of the frame downtube.
Shurmann rims with Weco hubs
Thun crank
Altenburger brilliant calipers
Altenburger 126 levers
Weco pedals
Iscaselle seat


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#2 2012-04-08 1:35am

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Re: 1983 HWE Turbo

Generally speaking, this is a great example of what many of us europeans grew up with riding. A lower end complete bike from the bike shop, sometimes from the super market, which were then stripped of all the excess accesories like reflectors, chain gurads, dynamos, fenders etc. THIS was reality for most of us around here as there were no US-made bikes available and even if there were, they would have been too expensive for a kid to buy.
Looking at the parts list, there is actually a lot of brand name stuff on there which is these days almost impossible to find. Iscaselle seat, Schürmann rims for example. This bike and the components might be more less unknown for the americans, but was daily bread for the europeans.

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#3 2012-04-12 2:36pm

cheap`n`cheerful
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Re: 1983 HWE Turbo

Absolutely right, it`s these "cheap n cheerful" bikes that started me and my mates riding bmx. And so it is now these more obscure, low budget bikes that interest me most of all.

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