Zundapp Combinette

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My first bike. Bought in Germany for 50 Deutschmarks, less than £5 at the 1966 exchange rate. An exception to the widely-held belief in the superiority of Teutonic engineering; at least when it broke down you could pedal it home.

Taken in Germany the year we won the World Cup. What a summer that was...
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At a Glance
+ GOOD POINTS
It had wheels and an engine! Look out, world!


- BAD POINTS
It was horrible.
MANUFACTURER
Zundapp
MODEL
Combinette
YEAR
1959
COLOUR
muddy grey
OWNED FROM
1966
OWNED TO
1967
MODIFICATIONS
None
Engine size
50cc
Top speed
55 kilometres per hour downhill
Fuel consumption
Very little, but lots of oil
Tyre Choice
Factory fit