Childs Flandria 16in. looks like adult 10 spd (info?)
Mom bought me this little bike about 35 years ago. Just wanted to know something about it.It's kinda cool looking but I can't find anything on it.
It's a 16in. green 10 speed look with a coaster brake, single speed , Hard plastic seat. There is also a spot under the top tube (a cable guide) that would be for a hand brake cable or shifter cable.
Any info would be great...Thanks
Flandria was made in Belgium. Probably from the 1970s. Flandria was one of the big commercial brands in Belgium and they even sponsored major European racing teams. They made quite a few different juvenile bikes in various sizes which looked like the adult models - something which was NEVER seen among major US built bikes. Some bikes were fitted with 5 or even 10 speed derailleurs, but single speed or 3-speeds were more common in the smaller sizes.
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Originally Posted by stronglight
... They made quite a few different juvenile bikes in various sizes which looked like the adult models - something which was NEVER seen among major US built bikes. ...
No, never say never!
I have --or my daughter has, it's sometimes hard to tell the difference-- a Schwinn Enduro, a kids bike with 22" wheels (almost exactly the same size as 20 x 1 3/8) and styled exactly like an adult MTB. It has a five speed derailleur. Mid 80's, I think... though I guess I'm not completely sure it's US built.