I got this bike free from a local bike shop. They were glad I took it away. I was wondering what brand or year could the frame be, anyone have a clue?
It's been painted over. I've removed the brakes, changed the rear hub to some old Sachs Favorit, so now it is a singlespeed. The wheels were big, but I changed the rims to standard 28..The whole bike has cost me like 10 euros! (except for the tires, which I had anyway)
It had Huret derailleurs and 5 gears in the back, 2 at the front. The hub was named Maillard. EDIT: no, Shimano, with Maillard cogs(?)
I made that seat myself.. Ok, It's ugly and uncomfortable. Little rust on the frame here and there but not bad.
Here's the head tube:
The chrome part on the fork is like new:
I believe this bike should last fine for the winter without any kind of maintenance! It has only one gear, and no cables. I should open up the hubs at some point though.
Could it be a Crescent? They're quite common here..