Hub Triumph

The Swiss Army cyclists were introduced in 1891, amid considerable opposition from the cavalry. They eventually became a backbone of the Swiss defense because they were swifter and more discreet than infantry or motorized units and did not need gas. The Swiss Army bike became, like the Swiss Army knife, the stuff of legend, and the single-gear model used from 1905 until 1993 is now a collector's item. The serial number reads 55122.