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Old 08-04-09, 03:44 PM   #1
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foldable Japanese Spalding help!

here is my mystery bike! it is a foldable Spalding made by EBE industries .co but I have no idea how old it is or if it is some sort of prototype. I tried to look up the many numbers on this bike but have had no luck, that is why I have come the experts
so this bike is mainly fitted out in shimano components such as: Shimano high power lever brake levers, shimano cables that have shimano 1480 printed on them, shimano inter-M rear drum brake and a shimano SG-3R35 three speed hub. the bike used to have presta valves but they were smashed so I replaced them with shraeder valves. it also has nitto bars, goose neck and seat post. there is no name on the 3-piece crank. the fork has a weird bracket that has the words K.B.F. and under it has PAT.P (I assume this means patent pending).

so could you guys tell me all you might know, thanks!








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Looks like it was made in 1996 and originally sold in 1997 according to the stickers in the photo. I have never seen one, but those Japanese bikes are made to last, even when rusty.
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Looks like it was made in 1996 and originally sold in 1997 according to the stickers in the photo. I have never seen one, but those Japanese bikes are made to last, even when rusty.
thanks! now i know the year. like you said I have not seen any other bike like this
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Is it allright if I use your pics to add this bike to my A to Z of folders?
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That design is a pretty common bike in Japan. Although newer ones have newer design. But is pretty much standard.
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