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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.
    Why buy 10 cheap bikes when one nice one will last longer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Folder4life View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Chop! View Post
    Is it allright if I use your pics to add this bike to my A to Z of folders?
    sure thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragsterIII View Post
    sure thing
    Thanks Dragster, may all your dreams be wet ones!
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