Eska “Steel Is Real” De Luxe 1986

Eska Cheb was one of the oldest and largest Czech manufacturers of bicycles and bicycle parts (the company celebrated its 125 years anniversary in 1989). Throughout its long history, Eska produced a full range of road, touring, city and folding bicycles.

1874 ~ start of production of bicycles in Cheb by Premier (a subsidiary of Premier Cycle Co, Coventry)

1911 ~ ES-KA founded by Ambros Swetlik and Heinrich Kastrup (former employees of Premier)

1922 ~ new branch of ES-KA founded in Rokycany, manufacturing bicycles branded Tripol

1945 ~ nationalization of Eska
1998 ~ after a period of decline starting in the early 1990s, Eska goes bankrupt 🕇
1987 Czechoslovak racing bicycle Eska
Racing bicycle Eska, with Favorit components produced in 1987 in Czechoslovakia. 26″, Steel Frame. Sturdy Leather seat. Single speed with variation of 3 gears. 590 mm / 26 x 1 3/8 tires (aka 650A or EA3, brand new B/W color). Stand and steel rack. Runs smooth and fast, no noises or creaking. Brakes needs check.Racing bicycle Eska, with Favorit components produced in 1987 in Czechoslovakia. 26″ frame. Sturdy Leather seat. Single speed with variation of 3 gears. 590 mm / 26 x 1 3/8 tires (aka 650A or EA3, brand new B/W color). Stand and steel rack. Runs smooth and fast, no noises or creaking. Brakes needs check.
manufacturer: Eska
model name: De Luxe
serial number: 87-e2-041857
1st owner
Pablo. Used in Praha, to ride around quay of Vltava river from Myslíkova street. Mostly coffee and cake missions. Also meeting at Železniční most and at Honza’s area.
2nd owner
Viktor used the bike for 2 years. Rode it in Amsterdam while dumpster diving and also used as main bicycle in Berlin while “TRUE IS, WHERE TRASH IS BSR” project. Bike got new pedals (old exploded in Amsterdam) and new B/W tires. (old ones were 30 years old).
3rd owner
Atsushi gets Eska bike for his Berlin missions.

⇒MATERIALISM VALUE EQUIVALENT: 150€
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