Page 38. 1952 Steppke 38cc on 1940s Meister Cycle SOLD

1940s Meister Cycle with 1952 Steppke 38cc engine


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Steppke engines were built in the Treptow Machine Tools factory in East Berlin.

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The Steppke was East Germany’s second most popular auxiliary engine, and its style is reminiscent of the Mosquito and the Lohmann.

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East German engineers apparently studied the Mosquito before designing the Steppke.

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The engine has a good reputation for reliability and strength, and it’s easy to use the lever (similar to the Lohmann) to locate the engine roller onto the tyre.

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The Steppke is not particularly rare in Germany, but in France and Britain it is virtually unknown. Possibly, even if they’d come across a Steppke, rather than own what they might consider an East German copy of a Mosquito, a British collector would prefer to own the ‘real thing.’

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…However, they are excellent utilitarian cycle-attachment units in their own right .

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This engine was restored for me by my friend in France. The bicycle was already in superb condition. I really like Meister cycles and I think the Steppke and the Meister go very well together.

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I’ve compiled a review of the German Meister bicycle and motorcycle company for the Cyclemaster Museum; you can read it by clicking on the following link:

http://cyclemaster.co.uk

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VEHICLE CONDITION: Vintage vehicles are wonderful beasts – but each has an individual personality and they sometimes have bad days just like you and me.
You will need basic mechanical skills (or a local mechanic) to use one on a regular basis.
2-Stroke engines – and cyclemotors in particular – are notoriously unreliable. Basic servicing is generally required if unused for even a few weeks.

These are rare vehicles whose values are not necessarily based on running order.
Unless an auction description specifically states that the vehicle is running, THE VEHICLE IS SOLD FOR RESTORATION.

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