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Old 02-06-12, 08:09 AM   #1
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Italian folder

Hello, Iīve recently found this italian bike I canīt identify. Itīs pretty old. The only thing I can read is Brevetto Ursuss but thats not the brand. It has a pack carrier made by Pletscher in Switzerland. Any ideas?

Hereīs the bike
http://s1093.photobucket.com/albums/...lian%20folder/
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Old 02-06-12, 08:12 AM   #2
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No but I like the simplicity of the design!
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There is a dedicated Folding Bikes forum on this site. You may want to try posting there, if you do not get an answer on this forum.
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They are generically called U-framed folding bikes. I have seen countless brands of these throughout Europe, often made in Italy or Czechoslovakia, sometimes Germany. They are often rebranded, so for example a Peugeot may be made in Italy. The frame design --the hinge, and especially the mechanism that keeps the frame from folding-- has a bad reputation.

As long as you can get tires for it (sometimes they are a funky European size that will be a challenge) you should be able to make it rideable, and it may be a fun little bike; but not a collector's item.
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They are generically called U-framed folding bikes. I have seen countless brands of these throughout Europe, often made in Italy or Czechoslovakia, sometimes Germany. They are often rebranded, so for example a Peugeot may be made in Italy. The frame design --the hinge, and especially the mechanism that keeps the frame from folding-- has a bad reputation.

As long as you can get tires for it (sometimes they are a funky European size that will be a challenge) you should be able to make it rideable, and it may be a fun little bike; but not a collector's item.
Thanks a lot for the answer.
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