Weinmann
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Display Name:Weinmann AGCountry:Switzerland
Years of Operation:1933 - 1991Primary Focus:Components
General Information
Founded in 1933 in the swiss Schaffhausen by Otto Weinmann, very close the border to Germany, over the years Weinmann became a very well reputated and one of the world leading lightweight bicyle parts builder, focused on brakes and later rims (in the 1960s the Weinmann colle rims became very famous). In the 1960s Weinmann delivered DiaCompe with brake parts and in the 1970's and 1980's this cooperation lasted in the production of Weinmann's top modell Carrera. At the date of the 40th company anniversary they had more than 700 employees and two affiliated companies in Singen, Germany (Weinmann & Co. KG) and Schoten, Belgium. After the swiss location has been closed in 1991 business activities were administrated from the German subsidiary in Singen.
Sources: -Advisory information by Marlise Wunderli from Schaffhausen's town archive.
                -Advertising in the issues from 1952 of the german magazine "Radsport"
                -50 Jahre Weinmann - Die Vollbremser. Tour, 1983 , issue 12
History
1933 founded as Weinmann Aktiengesellschaft (= Inc.) Production starts with an aluminium bicycle brake.
1944 heavy damages of the factory caused by an accidentally bombing in World War II
1945 the new factory building opens
1946 the belgian agency begins rim production
1948 the attempt to establish aluminium cranks and bottom brackets fails due to lack of market response
1950 to get a better access to the European Economic Community-controlled market the german agency is established
1975 launch of their top racing brake model "Carrera"
1984
market launch of the spiral shafted HP-Turbo brake and of a cantilever brake for mountain bikes.
1991 swiss branch closes
   
Components
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Recent Added / Updated Components
Component NameCategoryAdded / Updated
Weinmann AG Vainqueur 999 (3rd version, incised lettering, 2 springs, mounted pivots)Brakes09/20/2014
Weinmann AG 730 (earlier, incised lettering)Brakes09/20/2014
Weinmann AG 605 (incised lettering)Brakes09/20/2014
Weinmann AG Vainqueur 999 (2nd version, incised lettering, 1 spring, mounted pivots)Brakes09/20/2014
Weinmann AG Vainqueur 999 (1st version, incised lettering, 1 spring, pivot bolts)Brakes09/20/2014
Component Groups
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 - CarreraList 4 Components
 - TalonList 1 Components
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Additional Resources
Catalog NameSourceFile SizeDate Added
Catalogs & Ads (1971 - 1983)Velo-Pages.comN/A12/17/2010
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