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Old 01-09-09, 12:47 PM   #1
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Can anyone identify this folder?

I offered to repair the BB cup that fell out and it was given to me. Can anyone tell me anything about it? It has about 200 coats of paint on the frame, but looks worth refurbing. New rear wheel/tire and chain, but the cottered cranks are real sloppy. I will probably replace it with a sealed BB and some old square taper i have. Stripping it down this weekend.
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Old 01-09-09, 12:48 PM   #2
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I would love to find a chainguard for it too.
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Old 01-09-09, 12:49 PM   #3
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I cannot identify exactly the manufacturer and the model of the bicycle, but it is a typical U-framed 70's folding bicycle.
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Old 01-09-09, 01:18 PM   #4
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I've seen that exact design under a number of different names down here in Florida while doing craigslist searches. I can't tell you much about it, but it seems pretty common. What do you think about it? Is it comparable to a Raleigh Twenty?
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Old 01-09-09, 01:46 PM   #5
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My uncle has one that looks similar and I think it was a Peugot.
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Old 01-09-09, 02:43 PM   #6
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T have several of those under different names. They a step or below the three Raleigh Twentys I have. Roger
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I had a bike similar to that UVIS made in Yugoslavia
but again the U frame was so common during the 70s
it could have been made by motobecane, bianchi, etc

here's a photo of my motobecane

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3196/...852515b3_o.jpg
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Old 01-11-09, 06:46 PM   #8
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Hey, it looks very much like my VICEROY posted here:
First Official Folding Bike Thread!! :) Name Your Bike!

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Old 01-12-09, 10:07 AM   #9
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Thanks All! I will update when i finish refurbing it.
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Old 04-23-09, 10:58 AM   #10
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Updated

Refurb almost complete. I just need to find a chainguard - can anyone help me out? I am going to raffle this bike to raise funds for the charity ride i participate in. http://www.aidsrideforlife.org/
I will cross-post this in the charity rides section.
Thanks!
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Old 04-23-09, 12:32 PM   #11
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Nice job on the refurb! Say, where did you get the whitewall tires?
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Old 04-23-09, 03:53 PM   #12
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WW tires

Niagra Cycle Works $5.50 ea! Tires are Kenda 20 X 1.75

Last edited by pedalhead; 04-23-09 at 03:54 PM. Reason: Tire data
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Old 04-25-09, 03:13 AM   #13
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cool
I think it was that type of bike I got a few of ages ago from the dump
use the alloys from them on other bikes.
they were corroded and took a lot of sanding to get them ok.
cheap metal I geuss. also poorly looked after
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Could you provide details of what bottom bracket you used to replace the old ones? Thanks in advance.
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are they the Thompson Bottom Bracket on those folders
they used them a lot on European bikes.
the bb shell is smaller diameter than normal bbs are
I had a roadster bike with the Thompson bb
it had a square taper axle and normal cotterless crank arms.
I gave that bike to my uncle.

I never tried to replace the bb though
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Niagra Cycle Works $5.50 ea! Tires are Kenda 20 X 1.75
Wow, great deal, thanks!
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Nice job, it looks great
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It looks a lot like this Worksman Cycle on ebay, minus the rack: http://cgi.ebay.com/WORKSMAN-FOLDING...QQcmdZViewItem

It might be the fenders and fork making think this. For those interested in the ebay item, I am no fan of the Worksman Cycles. They are too heavy and the quality is rather poor.
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