The Soviet Union had a developed industrial production, the organizers of which tried to organize the production of literally everything that the national economy, the army and ordinary Soviet citizens might need. Bicycles, which have been actively produced in a wide variety of enterprises since the 1930s, were no exception to this list. It's time to recall the most significant model lines.
Creation of the Gorky Bicycle Plant, which was part of the Gorky Automobile Plant. The name of the bike simply and eloquently indicates the category of the population for which it was intended. The first "Shkolnik" was made in 1940, but the serial production began only after the war in 1956. Bicycles were made until 1996.
One more bicycle for children and teenagers, this time from the Minsk Motorcycle Plant. The company was founded immediately after the Second World War and has been producing bicycles since 1947. A distinctive feature of "Storks" is a folding frame that allows you to carry your bike in a car. Bicycles are produced in Belarus to this day.
This bike is visually quite similar to the one described above. However, “Kama” was made in Perm at a local machine-building plant - PMZ, which today is called “Velta”. The brand itself is called “Forward” in our time. Bicycles were made here from 1939 to 2006.
Another famous bicycle from the Perm Engineering Plant. Many Soviet citizens considered this bike to be the pinnacle of design thought, and it must be admitted that they did it for a reason. Simple and at the same time extremely reliable "Ural" was suitable for both teenagers and adults. And most importantly, he served faithfully for many years.
The Kharkiv Bicycle Factory was remembered in its time primarily by its numerous and very successful sports and road bicycles. One of these was the Sputnik model, created in 1964 and produced until 1968. Subsequently, the bicycle was replaced by more advanced models.
Another great bike from the Kharkov plant. It is one of those models that are still being produced at KhVZ, though under different names and with a number of modern improvements. The company itself was founded back in 1923.
The famous Soviet track bike, which was released specifically for the Olympics in a limited edition of 52 pieces. However, the work was not "exclusive". Later, on the basis of the "Moscow-80" bicycle, they began to make sports "Tachyons" in Kharkov.
Continuing the topic, read about motorcycles "Dnepr" and "Ural": which of them was the true favorite of the Soviet people.