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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.
    Thanks!

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    I would love to find a chainguard for it too.

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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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    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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    My uncle has one that looks similar and I think it was a Peugot.

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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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    Hey, it looks very much like my VICEROY posted here:
    First Official Folding Bike Thread!! :) Name Your Bike!

    Scott.

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    Thanks All! I will update when i finish refurbing it.

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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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    Nice job on the refurb! Say, where did you get the whitewall tires?

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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by pedalhead View Post
    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
    Giant doesn’t honour warranties.

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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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