Swiss Army Bicycle (Militarvelo)

Weighing in at more than 50 lbs, the Swiss Army Bicycle is the furthest away you can get from Lance Armstrong’s 16 pound Trek Madone 6.9 However, with its elegant simplicity, utility, and low maintenance design, the Swiss Army Bike had what it took to keep the Swiss Army chugging along for almost a century. Although it was phased out by the Swiss military in 2001, if you’re lucky, you can spot some of these bicycles on eBay going for a pretty penny.

Article written by owner of a Swiss Army Bicycle Review of the Swiss Army Bicycle

19 Comments For This Post

  1. Dave Duff Says:

    I have a 1950’s vintage Swiss army bike with the trailer and stretcher, all in excellent condition, for sale. Can anyone advise me on how to reach out to collectors of this type of bike?


    Dave Duff

  2. Randy Says:

    I am interested in purchasing a swiss army bike. please email me with any info. Thanks,Randy

  3. Laren McGuigan Says:

    Is this bicycle still for sale?

  4. Krzysztof Says:

    Hello I am looking for a swiss army bike to purchase. Please email me if you have any info. I am in Strasbourg, France.

  5. Kent B Says:

    Hi everyone,
    I started a group on facebook a couple of years ago, just for the Swiss Militarvelo (Army Bike)
    have a look, there are a couple of links for leads to sellers, or post your bike, we would love to get you into the group, 100+ members! Thanks!

  6. KayVi Says:

    Just so: it’s Militär, not Militar… ;-) If you don’t have the “ä”, just use “ae”…

  7. Kent B Says:

    KayVi: thanks! Check out our group on facebook, hope to see you all there!

  8. leratzo Says:

    Hi guys. I have these bikes for sale, that’s my hobby. Check

  9. Anthony Wurthmann Says:

    I am interested in a swiss army bicycle to use around the village here in Alaska.

  10. Lana Says:

    I have one of these bikes if someone is interested in buying one let me know.

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  12. Jaretta Says:

    Lana, do you have pictures and how much?

  13. Desmond Wright Says:

    I have a 1945 in excellent condition $850, Sacramento, CA

  14. Desmond Wright Says:

    The 1945 has just had headset and wheels rebuilt by a local custom builder!

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